Qubit Technology , a leader in the Internet appliance market, today announced the beta release of the Orbit Web Tablet based on the Windows CE 3.0 operating system. The Orbit offers wireless instant on, one-touch access to the Internet and existing PC applications enabling businesses and households to connect anywhere, anytime.
Many applications and significant amounts of content, both for businesses and consumers, are being developed for desktop PC technology. Microsoftxs leadership in this space and the widespread availability of thin client technologies, allows Qubitxs wireless Web Tablet, the Orbit, to be used in both business settings where mobility, maintain-ability, and low cost are critical, and in busy households. Orbit users can access their current desktop and Microsoft-based applications anywhere, anytime – all within their existing infrastructure.
The Orbit uses 802.11b high-speed wireless LAN technology to cut the cord to the Web. With a brilliant active matrix SVGA LCD and touch screen, the Orbit will change the way we access the Internet. The Orbit supports both broadband and Ethernet connections and is ISP agnostic. xWindows CE 3.0 provides a superb browsing experience in a very affordable, embedded platform. Our solutions incorporate the very latest Internet Explorer browser software, advanced Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Windows Media Player, Macromedia Flash, and an Adobe PDF viewer. We set out to build a no-compromise Internet experience, and with Microsoft Windows CE 3.0, we can now deliver,x said David Armitage, President /CEO of Qubit.
xQubitxs Orbit Web Tablet is a great example of how companies are utilizing the rich functionality and compre-hensive tools provided by Windows CE 3.0 to quickly build innovative, wireless information appliances,x said Keith White, senior director of marketing for the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. xThe Orbit provides mobile workers and consumers alike with complete connec-tivity and a rich browsing experience, giving them access to the information they need at any time.x