Tag - Always Innovating
After releasing its modular Touch Book back in July of 2009, Always Innovating is now working on its follow-up, the Smart Book. At first glance, the two look very much alike, but the Smart Book houses a smartphone-like device that can be used for making VoIP phone and conference calls thanks to a front-facing camera or surfing the web, though the latter hasn't been confirmed. This device can then be docked inside the screen portion, which then acts as a tablet.
First unveiled back in March, the Touch Book from Always Innovating is due to ship sometime in July. The device uses an 8.9-inch touchscreen with 1024x600 resolution and can be used as a tablet PC, or like a more conventional netbook-like PC with the addition of the optional snap-in keyboard.
Tech startup Always Innovating is using the start of the DEMO expo today to unveil the Touch Book, a system which its creator considers one of the first truly hybrid netbooks. The system can work both as a traditional notebook or as a convertible tablet but can also detach the keyboard entirely from the system to use it as a stand-alone touchscreen device. A set of magnets built into the back even lets users mount the screen on a refrigerator or elsewhere.