August 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Always Innovating’s Touch Book device has now started to ship according to the official website. However, as the company has a large backlog of orders, the first shipments are being dedicated to fulfil these pre-orders.
“As an early-stage start-up, it will take us several weeks to fill every order. Nevertheless, we are increasing our production capability to ship pre-orders as quickly as possible,” read the statement on the website.
The Touch Book is a very unique device. It is basically an 8.9-inch tablet that comes with a sliding keyboard dock so that it can be used in a more traditional netbook form-factor. The tablet is also magnetic so that it can be mounted on a fridge and the unit also supports internal USB slots so no more dongle mess. It is based on an ARM processor (TI OMAP3530 CPU) and is therefore a fanless system with a battery life of between 10-15 hours.