Skytex licenses ExoPC UI for Skytab S Series Windows 7 tablet

ExoPC may not have bowled folks over with its own Slate last year (or met its own promise of some all-in-one PCs this summer), but the company did produce an unquestionably unique UI, which it's since been trying to license to others. Now it's found what appears to be its first taker in Skytex, which has adopted the custom touch layer for its new Skytab S Series Windows 7 tablet. This one packs a 9.7-inch capacitive display (as opposed to the 11.6-inch on the ExoPC itself), and the internals expectedly get a bit of an upgrade to a dual-core Atom N550 processor, which is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and an as-yet-unspecified amount of storage. ExoPC also describes this particular version of the UI as a "special edition," although it's not showing off too many of the changes just yet. There's no word on a price yet either, but the tablet's expected to ship in early October.

Update: We've just heard from ExoPC, which has clarified that the company has also licensed its UI for use on the Motion Computing CL900 tablet, and confirmed that it is indeed "focusing on software only now."

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EXO UI coming to SKYTEX's SKYTAB Windows® 7 Tablet PC

SKYTEX partners with EXOPC to bring their touch-friendly EXO UI to SKYTEX's flagship Tablet PC.

SKYTEX S-series Windows 7 Tablet PC with EXO UI

Online PR News – 23-September-2011 –SKYTEX Technology, Inc today announced their partnership with EXOPC in bringing a customized version of their touch-centric user interface to the SKYTAB S-series Windows® 7 tablet PC.

Powered by a dual-core Intel® Atom™ N550 processor, the Skytab S-series tablet PC represents the ultimate in mobile computing. It combines the portability of a slate with the flexibility and familiarity of Windows®, offering true productivity and virtually unlimited entertainment possibilities. The EXO UI delivers an additional layer of touch-friendly features and apps to the Windows® 7 ecosystem.

The Skytab's sleek and functional design encompasses a vibrant and crisp 9.7" capacitive multi-touch display with up to 4-points of touch recognition. Its 4:3 aspect ratio is ideal for reviewing and editing documents, browsing the web and reading digital textbooks or eBooks. The dual-core Intel® Atom™ CPU combined with Intel's integrated graphics and 2GB of DDR3 RAM ensures smooth playback of media and painless document editing.

"The EXOPC team is proud to launch a customized touch-friendly UI on the Skytab S-series dual-core tablet. Optimized in terms of responsiveness for the Windows tablet, featuring state of the art ergonomics and design, this special edition of the EXO UI brings a unique user-centric feel, look and experience," said Shan Ahdoot, CEO of EXOPC.

"We're pleased to see our OEM partners' continued commitment to delivering state-of-the-art mobile computing products to the enterprise and consumer markets," said Eddie O'Brien, VP of US OEM sales, Microsoft Corporation. "The new Skytab S-series tablet by Skytex provides a great combination of the adaptability and robust features of Windows 7 with an innovative multi-touch tablet experience."

The Skytab S-series effortlessly multitasks and plays nicely within corporate IT infrastructures. Its HDMI out allows you to easily connect to a projector, television or external monitor for presentations, and its integrated 1.3MP web cam and mic are ideal for video conferencing or keeping in touch with loved ones while away. When it's time to unwind, users can enjoy browsing, streaming, and gaming through a blazing fast wireless 802.11b/g/n connection.
The Skytab S-series tablet with Windows® 7 Home Premium and EXO UI is available for pre-order now. Shipments will begin in early October.