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Orange Tabbee Internet tablet to sock it to O2's Joggler

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 April 2009, 12:09

Tags: Orange (NYSE:FTE)

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James Sherwood, of Reghardware, writes:

Undoubtedly unhappy about rival operator O2 stealing all the limelight with its Joggler "family organiser", Orange has taken the wraps off its own home-focused kitchen-friendly internet device.

Tabbee is a Wi-Fi-enabled 7in touchscreen tablet that’s designed to put “the whole web at your fingertips”.

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Orange's Tabbee: family planner

It does this by providing icon-based access to everything from local traffic news and weather updates, to photos, films, videos and music. Widgets can also be downloaded to Tabbee.

The gadget can be used like a family message board thanks to the on-screen keyboard. Data can be transferred on and off of it using SD memory card and USB Flash drives.

Although designed to sit in a charging dock most of the time, Orange said the gadget’s battery will provide up to three hours of “intensive” untethered use.

Orange’s Tabbee will be available in France during Q2, priced at €299 (£272/$402). A UK launch date or price hasn’t been given.

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icon based access eh? well im sold
MadduckUK
icon based access eh? well im sold
You forgot your sarcasm tags - someone could've gotten confused ;)

I kind of like the look of it, but 3hours seems like a ridiculously short battery life for what is essentially an internet tablet - what hardware have they got in there that's using so much juice?

Now, if someone did an x86 version of this with Windows 7 - I'd be *very* interested…
I wounder why SideShow never took off? Was it the fact people don't like something that has to have the PC turned on?

http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/prodinfo.php?prodid=28570&start=0&thislist=3~116~1342

It allows for these things to be a hell of a lot cheaper, look cool and much easier to dev for!