The answer is the first NEC Android tablet, despite it’s incredible similarity to the Nintendo DS. Pictured to the left is the NEC LifeTouch, and Android 2.1 based tablet with a 7 inch touch screen that will respond to both finger and stylus input.
I know you want specs and for me to shut up, so here they are:
ARM Cortex A8 CPU
Mobile DDR 256MB
Bluetooth Ver.2.1 + EDR
internal mono mic
internal stereo speakers
SD/SDHC slot, two USB 2.0 ports
8 hours of battery life
The unit is being released in Japan (of course) this October, and is being hawked to businesses as the “Cloud Communicator” as well as the LifeTouch. Crunchgear.com has more pics to check out. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of tablets who do finally see in the U.S. Android Tablet FTW!
So I am currently waiting for the open source Google Android based tablets. I just love the idea of iPad and portable tablet device, but just don’t like the idea of closed Apple’s business concept. They are arrogant with the users with their iPhone products. Unless you jailbreak your device, you won’t be able to enjoy the application freely. Continue Reading
The Eken M001 is one of the cheapest Google Android powered touchscreen tablets around, selling for just around $100. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for and the 7 inch tablet has a fairly sluggish 600MHz processor, just 2GB of storage space, and a 1600mAh battery. While there’s only so much you can do about the processor and display, one hacker figured he wasn’t stuck with the other hardware, and after opening up the case of his Eken M001 tablet, hetweaked the heck out of it. Continue Reading
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about this new Marvell powered tablet, but we couldn’t resist sharing our impressions of the very svelte 10-inch device. We only got a few minutes to play around with the slate at the Netbook Summit, but we can tell you that it has a brushed metal back and there’s an opening on the front for a camera. As for the internals, it’s based on Marvell’s Moby reference design, which uses its Snapdragon-class Armada 610 processor, and will run Android 2.1 Eclair. The rest will be up to whatever Marvell customer is bringing this bad boy to market — the Marvell executive that let us catch a glance at the device wouldn’t turn it on as he feared we may see the mystery customer’s logo. We told you we didn’t know much, but from what we saw today it sure looks promising. Now, if only we felt Android was ready for these tablets…
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about this new Marvell powered tablet, but we couldn’t resist sharing our impressions of the very svelte 10-inch device. We only got a few minutes to play around with the slate at the Netbook Summit, but we can tell you that it has a brushed metal back and there’s an opening on the front for a camera. Continue Reading
The Mastone Lifespad I850 3G is a new Android Tablet PC from Mastone, it is equiped with a 3G EVDO/WCDMA module to allow connectivity from anywhere. This is the next generation of the Mastone Prowave that was displayed at the MWC 2010. Continue Reading
It would seem that pictured here is the N700 Tablet from Aigo. Even if it was never anticipated that Aigo / Patriot would come through with a android based tablet that actually made us take a second glance, I think they have made us think twice and that’s even without readin the following specifications sheet: 7-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixel multitouch display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and feature NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 graphics chipset. There will also be 512MB of DDR2 memory, 4/16/32GB of inbuilt storage, a USB socket, microSD slot, HDMI output, inbuilt WiFi, optional 3G WWAN, audio in / out and a 3,120mAh battery. The downfall is that details on pricing and availability is still missing. We can’t wait to get more details on when this baby is coming out.
Update: Well, as discovered by Engadget, it seems as if this here device may in fact be a Compal NAZ-10 in disguise, and if this YouTube video is to be believed, it’ll boast 16 hours of HD video playback on a single charge and a $300 price tag.