SIMtone Corp. today announced its second generation of SIMtone “SNAP” Universal Cloud Terminals at CES. SIMtone says the new devices deliver fast, powerful “on-demand” access to applications and media services hosted on Windows, Linux or Media Virtual PCs. The SNAP Two desktop/set-top is $99 and supports 1024 x 800 VGA or 640 x 480 TV output and includes 10/100Ethernet connectivity, built-in WiFi, two USB 2.0 ports, a remote control and requires four watts of power to operate.
SIMtone is also offering a new wireless netbook terminal that will be available for $149. SIMtone says the SNAPbook Two is a full-featured netbook device with a 7-inch TFT LCD true color 800 x 480 display, 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, built-in WiFi, three USB 2.0 ports, an 80-key standard keyboard, capacitive TouchPad, speakers, and TV-out capability. It weighs only 740 grams (1.63 pounds) and requires only five watts of power to operate.
“The new SIMtone products set a new price and performance standard that is uniquely positioned to take advantage of these growing trends, says SIMtone CEO, Mario Dal Canto. “We just broke a barrier that will allow billions of people to afford and use Cloud services.”
Both the SNAP Two desktop/set-top terminal and the SNAPbook Two Wireless netbook terminal will be available from SIMtone carriers starting in Q1, 2010.