Archive for Tablet PC

Cherrypal announces $188 CherryPad America Android tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

Cherrypal has now entered the tablet game, with the CherryPad America. The device is a $188 tablet that packs a 7-inch resistive touchscreen, Android 2.1 (a 2.2 update will come later this year), an 800MHz ARM11 processor, 2GB of flash storage, a microSD card slot for expansion, built-in WiFi, and a 3200 mAh battery that will deliver six to eight hours of use.

Cherrypal claims that the CherryPad will have full access to the Android Market, which is unusual and welcome. It’s available right now should you have a spare $188.

AlphaUI IBack-Type is a physical keyboard for the back of your tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

Tablet computers are great, but what if you like a physical keyboard? The AlphaUI IBack-Type can help. It’s basically a physical keyboard that fits on the back of your tablet.

The IBack-Type is designed to be fitted to 5 inch to 7 inch tablets, and features 24 built in keys which you use to type while holding your tablet. The keys can be configured however you like. Though it does make you look as if you are flying an airplane that isn’t there.

Eken unveils new Android tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

Another day, another tablet. This new Android tablet comes from Chinese-based company Eken and it is called the M005. The device sports an 8-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen TFT LCD display, 533MHz VIA MW8505 processor and 128MB RAM.

Other features include 2GB of flash storage, an SD card slot (up to 32GB), a webcam, a USB port, a headphone jack, WiFi and runs the Android OS. The Eken M005 sells for about $90 – $100.

8.9-inch Eee Pad tablet leaks

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

It’s hard keeping all of Asus‘ Eee Pad prototypes straight. Here’s yet another model. This one is the EP90, an 8.9-inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 display, 16 or 32GB storage, a dual-core 1GHz processor with Tegra graphics and, it looks like it will rock some version of Microsoft Windows.

Apparently there’s also a 12-inch tablet model on the way as well. Asus has no shortage of various sizes of tablets. That’s for sure.

Fujitsu shows off two Windows 7 tablets, phone at CEATEC

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

This week at CEATEC, Fujitsu demonstrated two portable tablets running on Windows 7. The pair are prototypes for the moment, so sadly no specs were revealed. The company also showed off a Design Concept flip phone, which sported dual touchscreens that can rotate to offer a landscape view.

The handset was preloaded with Fujitsu’s proprietary OS, which could hold it back big time if or when it’s launched since the apps market isn’t likely to be capable of competing with the Android Market or iTunes store.

Nationite budget-friendly Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

If you’re looking to find an Android tablet at an affordable price, then check out the Rocktab from Nationite. This tablet is powered by a 600MHz Rockchip RK2808 processor, hence the name. The device packs in a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen display, 128MB RAM, and 2GB/8GB/16GB of flash storage.

Some other features include a microSDHC card slot (up to 16GB), WiFi, a USB port, a 3.5mm headset jack, integrated speakers and Android 1.5 OS runs the show.

Budget-friendly Disgo Tablet 6000 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

Disgo is offering a new budget-friendly Android tablet dubbed the Tablet 6000. The device measures only 14.6mm thick, with a 7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display, 256MB RAM, 2GB of flash storage, and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB).

It also features WiFi, two built-in 0.5W speakers, two mini-USB ports, a headphone jack, a mini-HDMI port, a 1500mAh battery and Android 2.1 is running the show. The Tablet 6000 ships at the end of this month for an affordable $290.

CSL DroidPad Spice MI700

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2010

Malaysia-based gadget maker CSL has introduced the DroidPad Spice MI700. It’s a 7-inch multi-touch tablet that runs the Android 2.2 OS. The device measures 179.4mm x 110mm x 11.5mm and has a Qualcomm MSM7227 chip clocked at 600MHz, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.

There’s also GPS, a back-facing 3 megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, a G-sensor and a USB port. It’s powered by a 3240 mAh Li-Pol battery that delivers up to 6-hours of operation time. The CSL DroidPad Spice MI700 retails for about $518.

Next 10 inch Android tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Next, a popular UK high street chain, will be stocking their own-branded Android tablet, which will be called the Next 10-inch tablet. It will run Android 2.1, but we don’t know if it will have an update for the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system soon or not.

It will cost you £180 for the following specs. A 10-inch LED touchscreen display at 1024x 600 resolution, 1.0GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Android 2.1 operating system, USB 2.0 connectivity, 3.5mm headphone port, microSD memory card slot.

Onkyo announces three Windows 7 Tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

Japanese company Onkyo has announced three new Windows 7 based tablet computers. Two are 10.1 inch models, the Onkyo TW117A4 and TW217A5. The other is an 11.6 inch model the TW317A5.

Both the TW117A4 and TW3175A feature an Intel Atom N450 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics, while the TW217A5 features an Intel Atom Z530 processor and Intel GMA 500 graphics. All three come with 1GB of RAM, integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi plus Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

Kno announces world’s first Single Screen Tablet Textbook

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

Kno has announced a single screen version of its tablet textbook for the education sector. The Kno is a learning platform that combines a touch-screen tablet, digital textbooks, course materials, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into one powerful educational experience. It’s got everything.

Sort of a big-time leapfrog learning tool for big boys if you will. The company will release both the single and two-screen tablet textbooks by the end of 2010.

CTL 2goPad SL10 Windows 7 tablet now available to pre-order for $499

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 18th, 2010

Android tablets are a dime a dozen, but Windows 7 tablets are not so numerous. So if you have been looking for a Windows tablet this may be it. The CTL 2goPad SL10 features a capacitive touchscreen, an Intel Atom N450 CPU, a 250GB hard drive, and 2GB of RAM.

This tablet also fully supports both HTML 5 and Flash, and has a 1.3 megapixel webcam. If you like what you see, the 2goPad SL10 is available to pre-order now at $499, and should begin shipping on October 15th.

Kno to release Kno Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

There are plenty of single-display tablet devices, not as many dual displays. The Kno sports dual 14.1-inch touchscreen displays. It shouldn’t take too long to get it to market since the company has received a $46M investment.

In fact, they are talking an end-of-year launch date. The Kno will be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, have 16GB of storage and should cost under $1,000. Yes, that’s pretty expensive. We will see how it goes.

Elocity A7 for pre-order on Amazon, packs Android 2.2, Tegra 2, for $370

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

Here’s a tablet that won’t leave you broke. StreamTV’s Elocity A7 is now listed for pre-order on Amazon. They even managed to offer it at a lower price point than promised, just $370.

If this thing sells nicely, it might encourage others to lower their price point. It has some decent specs, but even if it doesn’t completely blow you away with performance, at that price you have to give it a chance.

Compumax Android tablet with Tegra 2 chipset

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

Another day, another tablet. This one comes from Compumax of Colombia. It’s an Android-powered tablet that features the Tegra 2 chipset. The Tegra 2 should help in the graphics department. There’s also a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB RAM and a hard drive.

Looks like it will cost $387 when it debuts in Peru this October. This tablet, at that price sounds almost too good to be true. We will have to see it to believe it.