Hott, a chinese electronics maker, was showing off a 4.8-inch touchscreen tablet, powered by an ARM9 Rockchip-based processor and running the Android OS, at CeBIT. Hott is claiming video playback supporting up to 720p HD resolution but lacks any HDMI output. With a screen resolution of 800×480, a resolution that cannot support HD, it really needs an external display to be able to perform at full capacity.
The device runs on Android 1.5 (but has upgradability for futur Android versions) and includes access to Android Market and many Google applications including Gmail and Google Maps over a Wi-Fi connection. Internal storage capacity can range from 512MB to 16GB with a a microSD memory card slot for even more storage space. A maximum of 5 hours of battery life is also claimed.
The tablet is more compact than the Archos 5 even if both have a similar screen size.
Hott is open to sell the device to OEMs, as well as branding it on its own. Production is set to begin in April with a price of around 92$ in bulk quantities with 512MB of memory preloaded.
We can’t wait to see this tablet hit the market over the 2010 summer.