Evolve III Brings Tri-Boot (Windows, Meego & Android) With Maestro Tablets [Video]


Dual-booting on mobile devices? Psh, that’s so yesterday. Tri-booting is all the rage now and the folks at Evolve III, an Australian firm, are ahead of the curve. They’ve introduced the Maestro C and Maestro S, two tablets that can tri-boot Android, Windows and Meego. The only differences between the two are that the C has a side-mounted kickstand and can be used with a keyboard ala ASUS’ Transformer.

It’s a tablet that was designed with the business professional in mind, and unsurprisingly, it’s also a tablet that was priced with the business professional in mind – you can get the Maestro C and S in Australia for AUD$825 and AUD$800, respectively. Take a quick look at what’s under the hood:

  • 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

No word on which version of Android will run on this thing, but we’ll be highly disappointed if it isn’t Honeycomb. They opted not to show off the tri-booting functionality in the video for some reason, but if you don’t mind seeing this thing run Windows 7 then hit the play button above. Sadly, there’s no word on if or when this thing will make its way to other regions. [Android Police]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Stupid. Android and Windows together can do everything you need.

    1. I was planning on defending the inclusion of Meego, but every reason I could come up with sounded stupid.  I was thinking about IT professionals wanting a linux type experience for maintaining environments, but then realized I do everything I need to do to support a large variety of systems all from a Windows box.

      I’m thinking the MeeGo inclusion was more for the wow factor than anything.

  2. Why not?

  3. Wow…

  4. These duel/tri boots are a bit of a joke. One of the main problems with even arm tablets is cost. Adding x86 processors and a windows license pushes the cost to way way over prices with little to no extra function… you can’t run games like war craft on this thing, outlook isn’t worth it either unless your behind company firewall… not enough bang for the buck. Knock off brands from china are taking the smarter route… cheaper is better.

  5. TRY booting ?  I understood manufacturers hedging their bets pre-Android dominance, but, now I just think it runs up the cost of the tablet (by, let’s see, the OEM cost of Windows) :-)

  6. They lost me at the price. $900US is too much.

    1. he said 700 us for the far right tab. 750 us for far left and 1500 us for the big thing i didnt hear 900

  7. cant wait for windows 8 dual booting on a android tablet ala hackintosh that would be fun no?

  8. what is meego i have never heard of it before?

  9. If this thing is powerful enough to run Dragon Naturally Speaking, then I’d be interested.

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