AT&T's got that iPad thingy to start supporting when Apple's 3G-enabled tablet computers start shipping in a month or so, but in the meantime they've signed up another tablet computer to bring into the fold. Meet the OpenPeak OpenTablet 7, a 7" touchscreen tablet computer with VoIP and multimedia features that will be available with AT&T 3G support later this year.
Company brass showed a prototype of the device at a media luncheon today at CTIA in Las Vegas, and they made a point of not calling it an Apple competitor. Instead, OpenTablet is positioned as a unique device with a unique audience that's separate of or perhaps complimentary to iPad's likely user base. But, you know, it's a brand new tablet computer with lots of multimedia features. So by default it's an iPad competitor.
I haven't gotten anywhere near an OpenTablet in the flesh, but on paper - and from across the room where the prototype was held up on stage - it looks pretty interesting. The device is powered by an Intel Atom chip and, according to OpenPeak's website, is a mere 15mm thick. Product photos show a familiar grid of icons UI, and the icons themselves include YouTube, Google Talk, Pandora, Facebook, Weather, and an Energy consumption monitoring app. The website also mentions goodies like HD camera, HDMI video out, multitouch display, WiFi, bluetooth, and a charging dock.
No pricing or specific release date information for OpenTablet has been released yet, but the device looks very intriguing to say the least.