olivetti tabletItalian computer company Olivetti (I remember typewriters being made by them in the past, back when I was a wee lad) is not exactly a household name, but perhaps that is the image that they would like to change with the introduction of a couple of Android-powered tablets. The first of the two is known as the OliPad Tegra 3, where it will come with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 10″ IPS-type display at 1280 x 800 resolution, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of choice, Near-Field Communication (NFC) functionality and 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Too bad further details such as the amount of RAM and internal memory are scant.

As for the 8″ OliPad Graphos, this too, will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although it will have an older dual-core Tegra 2 processor running proceedings from within. These two models will probably go up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but until they are released with a reasonable price tag, we will be nothing but admirers from afar.

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