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IDF 2010: OpenPeak OpenTablet 7 on Video

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The OpenPeak OpenTablet 7 will become consumer’s ’4th screen’ if AT&T and other OpenPeak partners have their ways. The seven-inch device looks promising and I can definitely see it going mainstream once AT&T and other providers throw some marketing muscle behind it.

Avram Piltch of Laptop Mag and I found the OpenTablet 7 on display at IDF 2010 and shot a quick video walkthrough of the device. It’s well built, has a responsive multi-touch display and runs Android 2.1. While it is a portable device, it will be positioned as a home device, combining VOIP, video calling, web browsing and other applications. It has both a rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera for video calls. It runs on an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and an SSD, ranging from 8GB to 64GB in capacity.

The 7-inch tablet looks like a good consumption device, with web pages displaying in their full glory. Heavy web pages load quickly and the device is plays nicely with Flash content.

The OpenTablet 7 will likely available through AT&T sometime next year, with other partners to follow. The UI, included apps and other details will vary depending on who your VOIP, 3G and broadband carriers are.

I did manage to knock one of the OpenTablet 7 demo units over and it seemed to handle the abuse pretty well. It feels solid, unlike most of the budget devices we often see at trade shows. While AT&T’s yet to announce pricing on its version of the OpenTablet7, it will likely be subsidized and sold as part of a subscription package of some kind.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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