Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Pepper Pad Plus Hits the Market
Posted on 4-Jan-2006 14:20 | Tags Filed under: News


Pepper Pad Plus Hits the Market
Pepper Computer, Inc. has announced a new version of software for the Pepper Pad that brings users new capabilities, such as integration with Yahoo!ís Flickr photo-sharing community, Mobipocketís eBook reader and the TitanTV program guide, while giving the Pad quicker performance.

Version 2.1 will be delivered on Pads shipping later this month and will be available to existing Pad owners through Pepperís software update button for free. Both the Mobipocket eBook and Flickr photo-sharing applications can also be accessed using the Pepper Desktop software for PCs.

The Pepper Pad is less than one inch thick, rugged and splash resistant. It is Wi-Fi-enabled, with a high-resolution screen (8.4-inch, 800x600 pixels), 20-gigabyte hard disk, built-in speakers and a thumb keypad. Its display is ideal for viewing full width Web pages and watching full-screen videos.

The device is based on a 624-MHz Intel PXA270 application processor, Intel 2700G media processor and comes with 256 MB of SDRAM. The Wi-Fi is complemented by Bluetooth, IR, SD/MMC card slot and a USB port. It also features built-in stereo speakers and microphone, jacks for headphones, external microphone and external video display, plus a direction-pad and scroll wheel for navigation. It has two options for easy and reliable text entry: a built-in lighted thumb-style QWERTY keypad or a separate (optional) keyboard connected wirelessly by Bluetooth or wired via USB.

The company has also announced the Pepper Pad Plus, an enhanced version of its Pepper Pad handheld media computer. aNew hardware features include: a new battery with more than 60 percent greater capacity; Wi-Fi 802.11g; a 30-gigabyte hard disk; and Bluetooth 2.0. The Pad Plus will also include a new software revision that will include SIP-based Internet telephony (VoIP); Windows Media 9 Series audio and video; plus Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), which enables the Pad to stream music, photos and videos from other UPnP devices and PCs.

The new Pepper Pad Plus will be available in the second quarter. There will be an upgrade program for existing Pepper Pad owners to obtain the new hardware features. Current Pepper Pad owners will be able to upgrade to the new software for free using the Get Updates button included in the existing software.

On another front, Pepper Computing has licensed its software and its hardware designs to HANBiT Electronics Co., Ltd. of Suwon, South Korea, enabling HANBiT to produce the Pepper Pad handheld media computer. Under the licensing agreement, HANBiT will manufacture and distribute the Pads under the Pepper brand worldwide. It is the first agreement that Pepper has signed with a consumer electronics OEM, one of the four primary distribution channels for the Pad. The other distribution channels are retailers, broadband providers and home automation and home control companies.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by tdgeek on 22-Feb-2017 14:34 (3199 replies)
Pages... 212 213 214


geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by PolicyGuy on 22-Feb-2017 11:57 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Price rise "must be coming"!
Created by msukiwi, last reply by tdgeek on 22-Feb-2017 14:18 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Mikrotik RB 3011 multiple port flapping (Title updated)
Created by RobBB, last reply by RobBB on 22-Feb-2017 09:42 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Android (FB) Messenger App Bugs/Issues
Created by TimA, last reply by tripp on 21-Feb-2017 19:45 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeB4 on 22-Feb-2017 14:36 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Jas777 on 22-Feb-2017 09:55 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4