The principle of a “convertibles”, so a convertible device, is not new in the mobile sector. Let’s take for example the PadFone. That this is not only from the Smartphone to the Tablet (with keyboard), but that it is also a Ultrabook running several operating system is new to the concept of “If convertible”. Now, the thing must be installed only.
In 2003 should come with the Xentex Flip-Pad already a dual-screen laptop with two independently pivoting displays on the market, due to some disputes did not do this but.
Now the former Xentex founder Jeff Batio is back with a more or less evolved version of his idea, which goes by the name if convertible and can much more than the former flip-pad.
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If convertible: Two displays
According to Timelesstablets, the if convertible is a small U, which on the one hand to relatives in a Tablet can be, it can also make a Smartphone, too. This is made possibltrabookle by the two 7-inch displays, which owns the device.
The unit is located in the Ultrabook mode, the if convertible at least visually recalls two small laptops, which are side by side and sharing a full-size keyboard. Depending on requirements, the two individual displays can be used then independently of each other or but a “merge”. The right display can also be folded backwards. A tablet of kind of is then from the if convertible.
Furthermore, this display, which by the way, answers to the name “Slingshot”, can be separated from the device and thus becomes the Smartphone. And Yes, 7 inches are a terribly large Smartphone. The left display can not be removed from the device.
If convertible: Two operating system and other technical details
While the base of the if convertibles Windows 8 operating system should use the Slingshot Smartphone with Android will be equipped. There is also a version of Ubuntu in planning.
So far is the if convertible in the financing phase and the final technical specifications are not yet fixed. Jeff Batio has already but of course more accurate performances, what can the if convertible. So both displays should be equipped with a full HD resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels), is inside a x 86 multi-core processor are used. The “Slingshot”-Smartphone to the “fastest multi core processor in a mobile phone have”, what do you mean exactly, remains to be seen I guess.
Both the base and the Slingshot will be equipped with an own battery of course. The Smartphone will be large 3,000 mAh, in conjunction with the battery of based on the battery life of the if convertible should be 18 hours.
Both the base and the Smartphone you want to over 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory have, these can be expanded via SD card maximum additional 128 GB.
Of course there are also cameras in the device, depending on the model (Yes, there should be different variants of the device) the front camera has a resolution of 13 or 41 MP.
Also in two components is an LTE module are located, how Jeff Batio the device apply, however only a data plan is needed for both devices.
The mass of the if convertible amounted to 155 x 107.9 mm, total weight of the is about 450 grams.
Now the thing has to be installed only
As already mentioned the if convertible is currently at the financing stage, the associated campaign runs on Indiegogo page. The 3-in-1 device is also reality, money is necessary of course. Those who are interested in the if convertible, is is 649 dollars (478 euros) for Ubuntu/Android variant, the cheapest Windows/Android model costs 799 dollars (589 euros). Who jump some more money will be accessible also to the Executive package for 1299 dollars (958 EUR), in which the device is provided with a high-quality finish in desired color. To come then still protective covers and a bag and an engraving.
The Indiegogo campaign runs is still so far is 16 days, the target still in the distant, because from the required $100,000 so far only less than $7,000 along came. But maybe is there something still.
Source: Indiegogo via Gizmag
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