It would have probably made more sense for Apple to call it the iTablet, rather than the iPad, but British company X2 Company has decided to capitalise on that folly by taking up the heavily-rumoured moniker for its new slate.
The iTablet, which is scheduled for an April release, will directly rival Apple’s "latest creation" and, on paper, even looks to have the edge on Steve Jobs’ device in terms of basic specifications.
It’s going to run on Windows 7, with a mobile-esque UI, and the Intel Atom processor we’ve seen on many netbooks. Unlike the iPad, it has a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chatting and will support Adobe Flash too. It’ll also boast USB and HDMI ports.
Screen sizes on the iTablet will be from 10.2-12.1-inches and claims to have multitouch, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional 3G mobile connectivity. Harddrives will range up to a whopping 250GB compared to Apple’s maximum 64GB.
Perhaps most tellingly, the iTablet is claiming to be a fully-functional multitasker, claiming to run apps simultaneously, "something that cannot be achieved with other operating systems" according to Apple-bating remarks from X2.
Of course the iTablet is unlikely to boast Apple’s slick interface or the power of the App Store, but it otherwise ticks all the boxes. We’re really looking forward to getting one of these to play with and will be chasing it stat. Stay tuned.