Taking Another Shake at the Pepper Pad

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Pepper Computer has announced a new version of its Internet-oriented mobile device, the Pepper Pad. So far this tablet-shaped model hasn’t gained much traction, but its developer clearly remains optimistic that an new model can find a market.

According to its developer, the latest version offers three times faster Web browsing than its predecessor, plus enhanced video performance.

Much of this speed increase is going to come from an upgrade in this devices’ Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as a faster AMD processor.

Despite these speed increases, Pepper Computer is promising that the upcoming version of this Linux-based handheld will have a 50 percent longer battery life.

The Pepper Pad 3 isn’t the only gizmo trying to capture this market. For example, it faces competition from the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. But its maker hopes this product has a few advantages over its rivals, like a built-in keyboard and a web cam.

Pepper Computer says this device will be available in August for $700.

More Details on the Pepper Pad 3

Like its predecessors, the Pepper Pad 3 will use a keyboard split on either side of a 7-inch keyboard.

At 11 inches wide, 6.0 inches tall, and 2.1-pounds, the upcoming version of the Pepper Pad  will be smaller than previous models, and also offer a 20-gigabyte hard drive, USB port, Bluetooth, and built-in speakers.

It will come bundled with software that will allow users to browse the Web, exchange email and instant messages, download and stream music and videos, and view photos.




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