MSI has introduced a tablet on Windows 7 during the first day of Computex 2010, but took the event to release more information discreetly on their ARM version of an Android Tablet that runs through Tegra2 chipset from Nvidia. Note that it is a little mystery that openly say it will be using the Tegra chipset since it seems Nvidia keeps its processor set well back from any new listing.
Nevertheless it is a beautiful tablet which presents MSI, a 10-inch screen which is capacitive, the same as the 100 WindPad Windows with the only significant difference between the two is that this one runs Android 2.1
This not only means great software capabilities related to the circuits on board the Tegra 2, but also access to the market for Google Android and therefore a huge software library.
We find the usual buttons that we find on the front of android devices: Menu, Back, and Home. As well as the instant power on button. On the other side we fin information lights showing the status of the machine: Access to storage, battery status and Wifi. Above the screen, a webcam and microphone are present for the videoconference. A 3 rd symbol system probably indicates the activation of some integrated 3G. On another side, we find an HDMI port hidden behind a trap door to operate the decompression of Tegra2 1080P. WE can finally find a USB SIM reader.
The covers help to protect the connector in tablet mode.
MSI provides different finishes for this Android Tablet: glossy white texture but also metal or wood according to taste.
It’s a shame that the sides alla round the tablet will soon be marked with fingerprints, but overall if this machine really comes out with these characteristics (Tegra2, Android 2.1, 10 “capacitive reactive) for $ 399 by the end of the year, MSI has a future bestseller at hand.
Chinese manufacturers also have the ambition to invest the media segment shelves. Proof is the Smak Huawei, a 7 “Android tablet could be distributed by a French operator.
Chinese suppliers no longer content to provide white label products or be confined to professional segmens such as telecom equipment. The two major Chinese players in telephony, ZTE and Huawei, are now directly compete with established players.
If they have started to invest the segment of smartphones, they are the masters of USB 3G extensively distributed by mobile operators. Having good relations with them, they can use this advantage to try to gain a foothold in an emerging market: the media shelves. Continue Reading
http://www.tweaktown.com COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 — MSI just got done with hosting its pre-Computex press conference and launched and showcased a host of new products.
As we expected during this show, MSI launched one of its first tablet computers, it’s called the WindPad 110. It is a 10-inch tablet based on the Google Android operating system. The MSI PM that we spoke to was a little tight on full details, but she did tell us that the retail price should be around 499 USD and come out in a month or two after the Windows and Atom based WindPad 100 that we will cover a bit later. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Just Fun Technology bring the fun stuff for you! This 7 inch MID Android Tablet PC running Android 1.5. It is a very light iPad alike MID device that can let you enjoy web browsing, video, photo, ebooks…etc. In addition, it has a camera in front of the device for taking pictures.
Google map is build-in. Of course you need a WIFI or 3g connection. It says the device can use 3g via a USB device
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Like it or not, the early success of the iPad has opened up a new category of devices. Quite a few people find themselves wanting a “third screen” in their lives. While the iPad may end up being the ideal device for some, others may feel too constrained by the Apple way of doing things. One often cited alternative to the iPad is the Android platform. We’ve even seen a few prototype Android tablets show up at trade shows and press conferences. We can’t help but feel like a lot of manufacturers are going to get the tablet experience all wrong. If the first batch of Android tablets out of the gate end up flopping, it could set back the platform. Continue Reading
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Sony Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda said Sony “has to develop a device similar to Apple’s iPad tablet computer, because it is a different product category than the company’s existing electronic-book reader.” Continue Reading
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The Taiwanese giant Acer has finally presented its touch pad indicates Shufflegazine. Armed with a 7 inch screen, this tablet is not 100% touch screen, which should please some. Indeed, like the Kindle (except that the latter does not touch), this tablet has a physical keyboard under the screen. Has Acer listened to the advice of his neighbor Lenovo, which said in February that the fully touchscreen tablets were not necessarily the best? Continue Reading