It would seem that the iPad might have some stiff competition ahead since after entering the smartphone market with its Android platform, Google really wants to pursue the Internet Tablet PC market.
In fact, from an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Lowell McAdam, CEO for Verizon Wireless, confirms that they are working with Mountain View on an Android Tablet to compete with the iPad.
If Google did not want to react to that statement, the company states that any builder can use the system to integrate Android into new Tablet PC. Bloomberg reports that Marquette Smith, a spokesperson for Verizon, confirms that their Tablet PC will run the Android OS and not the Chrome OS.
Tablet PCs aren’t anything new, they have been around for a few years now even if they were quite unpopular. But, with the launch of the iPad, the buzz is definitely strong these days. In addition to Apple, plenty of other companies are jumping on the tablet PC bandwagon. Camangi offers an Android based tablet PC that first made its debut late in 2009 and after a bit of tweaking, they relaunched in the spring of 2010 their “new and improved” Camangi WebStation 7″ Android based tablet PC. Continue Reading
A new Android based Tablet pc has appeared on China Grabber, a site specialized in products and high-tech gadgets.
The Eken M003, a tablet pc using the Rockchip 2808A processor clocked at 600 MHz and paired with 128MB of RAM, the touch pad designed by Eken and known as the M003 running Android environment 1.5, code name Cupcake.
It offers an 8-inch display in a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, rendering stereo sound via an integrated audio system or a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, the connectivity wired Fast Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi b / g for surfing on the Web and instant messaging, and a webcam associated with a microphone for videoconferencing.
It also has an internal memory capacity of 2 or 4 GB for storing data and an SD / SDHC memory cards up to 32GB (2 GB card is included).
Available in three finishes white, black and pink, with a price under 250$.
Here is a complete list of featured spec:
* 8 inch high brightness TFT screen
* Touch screen with icon or menu drag features and auto rotation.
* Broadband Internet access, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi
* Google chrome lite browser.
* Email, Word, Exel, PPT, PDF.
* Support Fring, SkypeOut, QQ, MSN, Gtalk.
* Wallpaper auto change.
* Desktop gadget.
* Storage: nand flash 2GB or 4GB
* RAM: 128MB 800Mhz DDR
* SD card slot support capacity up to 32GB, free 2GB SD card.
Video footage of the Dell android tablet has hit the net.
Tinhte.com has gotten hold of rare footage of this rumoured tablet and it looks like a pretty nifty gadget. Being larger than a phone yet a bit smaller then other tablets coming out which are offering 7-inch screens, it probably won’t appeal to everyone.
Offering a 800 x 480 resolution screen, it will run Android 2.0 and offer Bluetooth, 3G, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a microSD card slot and Wi-Fi.
Without further ado, here is a sneak peak of this android tablet:
Most Android tablets that have been introduced in recent months have been relatively powerful and because of this, they are quite expensive. This is why Enso has rolled out wallet-friendly alternative, to offer an Android Tablet at a fair price everyone can afford. The Android based zenPad starts at a low 155$, offering good features adequate for basic use. Continue Reading
Talk of tablet computers has been running high since Apple’s iPad launch which sold more than 1 million units in less than a month.
Since then, there has been a lot of news around tablets based on the Android operating system.
Signs of Android tablets coming out are everywhere, even if some are still only rumors, some of them have concrete proof. The New York Times said April 12 that Google is building a tablet based on Android.
Google declined this, but several things pointed that Google might in fact be interest in tablet computers. Not long ago, Google acquired Agnilux, which people say will provide Google software to adapt Android or Chrome Operating System to run on tablets or set-top boxes.
Google has also acquired Bump Technologies. Bump makes BumpTop, a user interface software that enables 3D multitouch desktop on Windows and Mac computers.
This sent a clear message to everyone that the Google Android tablet rumors are for real and that we can probably be expecting it sooner then we think as this market and demand grows.
Research in Motion, third major gadget maker after HP and Microsoft, has decided to delay to 2011 it’s new tablet computer. The BlackBerry maker has opted to use a brand new operating system instead of using the Android O/S. This new RIM tablet will not be aimed at the traditional business power users but at a broader consumer market. Continue Reading