07
Jun
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In a world where we carry multiple devices to handle multiple tasks, Aussie manufacturer Evolve III is looking to change the game with its Maestro S and Maestro C tablets. We've all seen dual-boot Windows/Android tablets before, but Evolve III takes it one step further with this dynamic duo and adds Meego to the mix. That's right - a triple-boot setup utilizing Windows 7, Android, and Meego.

In terms of under-the-hood specs, both of these 10.1 inch tablets basically echo one another:

  • 1.5GHz Intel Atom "Oak Trail" processor
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • 32GB SSD (optional 64GB)
  • 2 Full size USB Ports
  • microSD card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Optional 3G and GPS
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Android
  • Meego

The one downside to both tablets is the screen resolution, as they both run at 1024x600, which is rather small by today's standards.

The real difference between these two is the form factor: The S is a standard tablet, while the C is a convertible tablet with a keyboard and a kickstand. Have a look at this video to see what I mean:

Unfortunately, these are only available in Australia as of right now, but I've pinged Evolve III to find out if we can expect this pair to come to the rest of the world, as well as confirmation on which version of Android these are actually running. I'll update this post accordingly when if I hear something back.

As of right now, the Maestro S will set you back $799 (AUD), while the Maestro C comes in at a reasonable $825 (AUD).

[Thanks, @mfshill!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com Amish Crusader

    That's very neat coming from a tablet. I had a triple boot system back in '96, with win95/RH linux 5/and NT4.0 workstation on a 2.1GB hard drive. I easily carry 4 times that amount on a thumb drive now.

    The specs are nice, I just have the same lament as the reviewer: the tablet resolution.

  • Eric

    Does this mean we'll begin to see more Windows 7/Android dual boot devices by US Companies??? I don't think I need a triple boot, but I am waiting for a Xoom level tablet that dual boots Win7 and Honeycomb. All I've seen so far is Viewsonic's dual boot which isn't honeycomb and also doesn't seem to have the level of specs of a high end tablet.

    • http://www.evolveIII.com Nathan

      Plan are in place for Dual Booting Windows 7 and Honeycomb.

  • Lucian Armasu

    No thanks. I don't want a tablet with 3-5h battery life from Intel Atom chips.

    • http://www.evolveIII.com Nathan

      Battery life for the Maestro S will be 10+ hours in Windows, 16+ on Android!

  • David S.

    Has anyone heard any more about Evolve III Maestro C? I have sent many emails to the company but with no response. Are they still in business? Like the concept and would love to have one for work.
    Thanks to those who respond.

    • wiesiek

      did the same, called them and phone is disconnected as well. looks like they busted