QUENTINSBURGH- The New Year’s shopping season in Freedemia is quickly approaching and several major companies are already preparing new ideas for shoppers.
Stepstone Technology is no exception. At a press conference and unveiling event, Stepstone’s CEO revealed a new operating system and two devices that consumers and techies have been awaiting for a long time.
StepstoneOS 5.0 is expected to be released on new devices starting December 5th, and will be available for download to older devices on December 7th. The new operating system brings several new features. Some of its biggest points are increased compatibility with QuinOS and osO to bring the seamless experience even to competitors’ devices. Other features include a new improved web browser, a new user interface that is more customizable and looks more modern, and support for updated versions of older QuinTech programs.
They also unveiled two long awaited products. The StepPad ProBook would perhaps be better categorized as less of a tablet and more of a portable touchscreen all-in-one personal computer. The device consists primarily of a large touchscreen “tablet” the size of a laptop monitor. The “tablet” is about an inch thicker than the sleek thin StepPadThree because it contains the entire power of the computer. However, it makes up for it by including a CD-ROM player, two flash drive ports and everything else normally only included in laptops or desktops. The device also comes with a keyboard that connects to the monitor like a laptop; however, the keyboard can be used attached or detached as long as it is charged, and the improved on screen keyboard acts as a fine alternative. The StepPad ProBook is not made so much to be a tablet as much as Stepstone’s first ever portable all-in-one desktop that can be used like a tablet. It will even be available (for an additional cost) with a built in wifi hotspot or a data plan when purchased, a feature expected to be added to the next line of StepBooks and StepPads and already available on StepPhones.
The other device is perhaps less powerful, but more exciting- the long awaited StepWatch! The beta version of Stepstone’s first smartwatch will be available in early December for a reduced cost, while the full version is expected in early 2016 and can be preordered starting Monday. The full version of the device is expected to be the most powerful smartwatch on the market- due to it being larger than the competition’s smart watches and having Stepstone’s distinct operating system, it will actually operate with full phone capacity- with the only main difference being the home screen, specially designed to be a power saving digital clock face that stays on at all times. Battery life on the beta version is only about 24 hours, but the finished version is expected to have 4 times as long of a battery life. Those who purchase the beta version will pay a greatly reduced cost to upgrade when the full version comes out.
The new devices will be available starting on Shopping Season Saturday (the first Saturday in December, this year being Dec 5th, when stores all across Freedemia start having huge deals on gifts for the New Years Holiday).