Dec 22nd, 2011

We first saw “The Pyramid” tablet back in October and although the device never quite made it off of Dunder Mifflin-Sabre’s production line, one Kickstarter believes he has what it takes to unleash the power of the pyramid. Hoping to raise $25,000, Eric Calisto will build a tablet worthy of the Dunder Mifflin name and it will run — what else — but Android. Here’s what he had to say on his Kickstarter page:

The funding for this project will be used to create an actual, working triangular tablet computer. Think of an iPad or Kindle Fire, but triangular. The concept was made popular in the hit tv show, The Office.

Tablets are fun, intriguing and innovative, but they seem to only come in the boring rectangle form factor. I will admit I almost fell into the trap of creating the same-old tablet, but realized I should change it up a bit since Apple seems to own the rights to that particular shape. It got me thinking about the need for a new tablet (ha!) and what we can do to differentiate this device from anything else on the market. So, I came up with the original (ha! Credit: The Office) idea of creating a triangular tablet that can actually be useful.

I welcome all of the KickStarter supporters to donate to this project in order to create the conversation piece of a lifetime.

Please feel free to comment with any questions or concerns.

Specs will be discussed as the project develops. The first individual to donate $5000 gets to pick the name for the tablet. I will be providing mock-ups pretty soon as well.

Yes, Android. What else?

Let’s hope this time around, it will be lighter than the 3lbs prototype and carry a little more memory than previous 50L — that is, without the optional memory booster. If there’s one thing this tablet has going for it, you gotta admit, it should remain relatively immune to Apple’s legal team. Well, as long as it doesn’t multitask. In case you needed a refresher on the tablet or wanted to hear the original pitch, you can check it out in the video below.

[Kickstarter via AllThingsD]