UMPC – Origami Online Ordering and Pricing Available

Tablet Kiosk has posted its version of the Windows UMPC (code named Origami) with prices and some specs on the product.

Here’s some information from Ducknet who knows a lot about Tablet Kiosk:

New Name: EO V7110

Tablet Kiosk appears to the the first to take orders. Remember this is the high end product and not the unit coming out with the lower end processor. They have also provided options to configure your unit, with accessories to be ordered as available.

Origami UMPC from Tablet Kiosk

I really like the idea of a UMPC tied with an EMR. It won’t replace tablets or desktops, but it would be nice to have with an EMR. One option I’ve considered for a UMPC is for patient education where they need to read something. I also think a UMPC would be really nice to do a digital signature in an EMR. You could hand over the UMPC to the patient so they can read the consent for treatment form and then sign it digitally. This type of electronic signature would be pretty nice. Plus, you wouldn’t have to try and maneuver a tablet so they can sign it or use some other type of electronic signature technology. Just buy a couple UMPC’s that nurses and doctors can share for different patient signatures or patient education.

Other applications for UMPC devices in healthcare will certainly be coming. Just wait.

Here’s the press release:

TabletKiosk Introduces New UMPC Device
eo offers exciting new opportunities for mobile computing users
Torrance, CA, 3/27/2006

TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC and exhibit centric computing solutions, announces the much anticipated launch of their new Ultra Mobile PC, eo which will begin shipping the last week of April 2006.

eo represents the new generation of mobile computing. Measuring 9W x 5.75H x 1D and weighing just under 2 pounds, eo is the most portable and convenient Tablet PC device for taking handwritten notes, accessing the internet, instant messaging, listening to music, viewing movies and playing games. eo enables you to connect, communicate and accomplish any task anywhere, any time, and be entertained and informed wherever life takes you.

eo, named for the Latin word meaning to go, advance, or progress, was developed to meet the ever-changing needs of todays highly mobile individuals by combining the power and compatibility of the full version of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition with a lightweight carry-everywhere hardware design. As part of Microsofts Ultra Mobile PC initiative, eo features enhanced touch-screen capabilities with handwriting recognition and a revolutionary new, on-screen keyboard. For convenience and efficiency, eo also offers a wide range of other input options including the enhanced touch-screen via stylus, stereo microphone with voice recognition, and hardware controls that are easily adaptable for left or right handed users.

eo comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition as well as with the new Microsoft Touch Pak, mobile-ready technologies that make it easy to access and use your software on the go. In addition, eo sports USB 2.0, wireless networking, and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, a full range of custom accessories are being developed to enhance the eoexperience.

We are excited to have partnered with TabletKiosk on the eo UMPC and are confident in the value it will provide to a wide range of audiences, said Bill Mitchell, Vice President of the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft Corp. With new touch screen functionality and the power of the Windows XP experience, as well as the small, portable design, eo will be a great choice for many consumers who rely more and more on mobile technologies to accomplish their daily tasks.
eo V7110 Fast Facts:
Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Measurements: 9W x 5.75H x 1D
Display: 7 TFT-LCD Touch Screen
Processor: VIA C7M NaNo @ 1.0 GHz
Chipsets: VIA VN800 Northbridge /
Memory: 256MB/512MB/1024MB
Hard Drive: 30GB to 160GB
Wireless: Built-in 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth
Battery Life: 2.5 hours (approx. 4 hours with optional extended battery)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition
Colors: Initially available in Black or White

Pricing and Availability

eowill ship the last week of April, 2006. For additional details, pricing and pre-order information, please visit www.TabletKiosk.com.

About Tablet Kiosk

TabletKiosk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PCs and exhibit centric computing solutions marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.Tabletkiosk.com