A small Windows 8.1 tablet from Aava Mobile revealed

Earlier this week, Toshiba announced the first small tablet that will have Windows 8.1 installed, the 8-inch Encore. Now another, less well known company called Aava Mobile has revealed its own 8.3 inch tablet that will include Windows 8.1 but this product is being made for different types of customers.

PCWorld reports that the tablet, which does not have a name yet, will not be sold directly to consumers. Instead, the units will be made to order for large businesses in the health care, education, and service markets. Aava Mobile will also license the design of the tablet to other companies who can then turn around and sell them to consumers under their own brand name.

One interesting thing about this tablet is that it has been made with a swappable battery, so that users can buy extra power packs. That's a feature that you don't normally see in small screen devices. It has also been made to work with docking accessories. In addition, Aava Mobile announced that it will make a larger 10.1 version of this same tablet design. It will show off the smaller unit next week in San Francisco as part of Intel's IDF conference since it runs on the company's upcoming Bay Trail processor.

Source: PCWorld | Image via Aava Mobile

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If this is going to be marketed to the medical arena they really should be looking into antibacterial surfaces and having a bit of a sealed device for decontamination between being used in patient rooms or nurses. Cross contamination is a big problem in hospitals.

I like the replaceable batteries.

Having spend some hours over the weekend on Windows 8.1, this is unfortunately not something that can be worked around in the application.

It is very clearly a problem introduced by the Windows team - we can change the launched page to even the most simple with only a text page, and despite, this problem occurs on random.

MediaBrowser appears to be affected by it as well.

This is something we at least for now can't do anything about - at this point, we will wait for an RTM before we do another attempt.

Clearly, we do not agree that we should not support Windows 8.1, however, if Microsoft breaks Windows Media Center's abilities to run add-on programs, there is very little we can do.

Passed on the Surface Pro Gen1; Can't wait for the Surface Pro Gen2; moving my RAID drives (storage) to the LAN, and no more Tower.

have iPad2 and Nexus 10. Rarely use the iPad2. Love the Nexus 10 (not one crash). I look at both of those as toys. I'm a moderate user so web browsing is only about 10-15% of what I do. I see all these cheap Windows Pro type tablets coming out, and I just can't see not buying the Microsoft Surface Pro Gen2. So far; the Surface Pro Gen2 appears to be the Macbook of Windows.

It's about time for MS to really attack the business sector with Windows 8 tablets. I'm glad to see at least one company is stepping up to the tablet. However, I bet these tablets won't be cheap, lol.

Figure 8 Dash said,
It's about time for MS to really attack the business sector with Windows 8 tablets. I'm glad to see at least one company is stepping up to the tablet. However, I bet these tablets won't be cheap, lol.

they will be eventually.

i'll bet this thing stands out among millions of ipad used by health care professionals ... when it crashed.

Albert said,
i'll bet this thing stands out among millions of ipad used by health care professionals ... when it crashed.

Very fun. I know more people who have issues with their iPads then with Windows 7/8. The Windows crash jokes are almost as old as the last Windows to do so.

Besides while the iPad is used throughout the industry an even larger group is waiting for:
- A cheaper solution
- Something that is compatible with their existing programs.

You obviously haven't Windows in a long time if you're still using those lame crash jokes. My iPad and Android tablets crashed and froze all the time. I got rid of them and got a Surface and it's never crashed on me and it's much faster and it's Windows (it just works seamlessly with my phone and desktop). Keep trolling buddy.

My RT tablet hasn't crashed, but Win8 crashes quite a bit depending on what you're doing. The "Add Printer" Metro option crashes almost every time we use it. The old Windows one doesn't.

That's just one example. I've seen many odd things in Windows 8 that I haven't seen before. On our domain, it will sometimes return to the welcome screen after logging in, then we have to login again. Sometimes it's a black screen. Sometimes it'll get stuck when logging into a machine for the first time and we have to sign out and back in. The list goes on . . .

I am expecting flud of 8 inch and 10 inch Windows 8 tablets at IDF next week.

The reason for Windows 8 tablets did not sell well is ridiculous prices.
If HP, Lenovo, Dell, ACER, ASUS can bring these 8, 10 inch tablets at prices starting from Toshiba encore ($330) we can see Windows tablets gain significant market share.

sri_tech said,
I am expecting flud of 8 inch and 10 inch Windows 8 tablets at IDF next week.

The reason for Windows 8 tablets did not sell well is ridiculous prices.
If HP, Lenovo, Dell, ACER, ASUS can bring these 8, 10 inch tablets at prices starting from Toshiba encore ($330) we can see Windows tablets gain significant market share.

There is an opportunity for smaller OEMs to take advantage of the complacency of the old big boys and make a name for themselves.
Design will be important but price is the consumer problem with Android tablets selling dirt cheap even if not worth the components they are made from.

AsherGZ said,
I'm going to lie, that looks like crap.

Nah, I agree with @Richio, that device looks nice. Its not metal and although I do like my Surface RT for its VaporMg, without flipping the touch cover its a bit slick on hold on to. Same with my iPad Mini but at least the Mini does not weigh much.

This looks and has the same type of options as the Dell 10. That is a nice looking device if you like minimalist styling.