Orange Tabbee tablet spotted at LeWeb conference in Paris

Spotted at the recent LeWeb conference in Paris, the Orange Tabbee internet tablet is made by Sagem on behalf of Orange France and has a 7-inch WVGA touch screen, a Linux-based operating system, and is powered by an unspecified ARM processor. Other known specifications include around 3 hours of battery life, support for b/g WiFi, an SD card reader, USB 2.0, and 2W stereo speakers. Software includes a variety of widgets for services such as weather, news, TV guide, shopping, email, twitter, and youtube, with general web browsing done via the Opera 9.7 web browser. There is also a simple portal for downloading additional widgets and support for streaming live TV channels off the net. The device also supports playback of music, video, and photos in the most common formats.

In a video taken at the Tabbee exhibit at LeWeb, the tablet is shown to have generally impressive performance with a smooth, clean interface and fast page loading/rendering when web browsing. The only issue seems to be with playback of Flash videos; it is mentioned that it supports Flash 9, but not Flash 10 yet. The Tabbee is currently only available in France, going on sale this past June for €249, which works out to around US$362.

I like what I've seen so far of the Tabbee, with its neat design, software, and generally impressive performance all for a fairly decent price. Unfortunately there's no mention of whether we can expect it to become available elsewhere in the world any time soon. Head over to the official site for a bit more info and let us know if you'd be interested in Orange/Sagem making the Tabbee available worldwide.

[Techvideoblog via SlashGear]

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Jeremy To

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2 thoughts on “Orange Tabbee tablet spotted at LeWeb conference in Paris

  • Avatar of johnkzin

    Seems both large, and expensive…

  • Avatar of Joseph G. Mitzen

    Opera can run on Arm?


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