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…
We uncovered this 10-inch Tablet based on Freescale’s ARM-processors at Computex 2010 running a custom Android interface. The unit is from the ASUS manufacturing subsidiary Pegatron and is intended to show the opportunities offered by Freescale CPUs for Internet Tablets. The Pegatron Freescale Tablet has a large touch screen and has many ports, including USB, HDMI and even a SIM card slot. Our video shows you Sascha playing with the widget-based interface, it is fast, even thought they tell us the tablet isn’t quite finished.
Does that screen look extra-bright to you? According to rumors, Samsung’s first proper tablet (after the Q1) will stock their SUPER AMOLED display. Seen here is the first leaked photo of the Galaxy Tab, next to the Galaxy S phone.
It came via the South African Samsung team’s Twitter account, with the tweet describing it as ‘Android-powered,’ promising ‘more pics to follow.’ After a tweeter asked for more details, the @SamsungBlogSA account replied saying it measures 7-inches, and “has a high-res TFT screen. At the top-end it has a 3.5mm jack.”
Glad they confirmed the location and presence of the jack, because that’s exactly the sort of information we like to hear first.
The Twitter account promised it’d be launched in South Africa, but intriguing didn’t mention whether it can actually make calls or not—you may’ve noticed there’s a “phone” icon located on the TouchWiz UI.
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
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
The Android tablets are coming and this time Apple won’t have a big head start. Will value tablets sell?
Dell’s Streak (top right), a 5-inch tablet powered by Android, launched Tuesday in the U.K. and the device will come to the U.S. later in the summer. The Streak has integration with the Android market and a few other goodies that may attract buyers, according to Dell. Continue Reading