Archive for Tablet PC

Rydeen gPad GCOM701 Android Tablet

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

Rydeen Mobile is getting ready to unveil their latest Android tablet, the gPad GCOM701. It comes in both black and white color options and packs a 7-inch 800 x 480 TFT resistive touchscreen display.

Some other features include an 800MHz Marvell Armada 166 processor, 2GB RAM, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a front-facing camera, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 2x USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headset jack and has an Android OS running the show.

RoverPad 3W G70 Android Tablet ships in Russia

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

RoverComputers has started shipping their first Android tablet called the ‘RoverPad 3W G70′ in Russia. It weighs in at just 360 grams, and the compact and lightweight device also packs a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen display.

Some other features are a 600MHz RockChip 2808 processor, 128MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, an accelerometer sensor, WiFi, a headphone jack, a USB 2.0 port and it runs on Android 1.5.

Details on Viewsonic’s dual-boot Android, Windows-based tablet

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

ViewSonic at IFA gave away many of the details surrounding its dual-booting ViewPad tablet. Now dubbed the ViewPad 100, the 10-inch tablet runs on a 1.66GHz Atom and uses either Windows 7 or the now old Android 1.6; either side supports multi-touch. It uses just a 16GB solid-state drive, but an SDHC card slot provides most of the bulk storage.

Many of the other specs are similar to those of a current netbook. It outputs at a native 1024×600 display and holds 1GB of DDR3 memory. There’s Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi, with two USB ports, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a VGA video output.

Hannspree Tegra 2 10 Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

The latest company to launch an Android tablet is Hannspree and it has some interesting specifications. The Hannspree tablet will feature a 1GHz Tegra 2 SOC processor and 16GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot, a 10.1 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and it looks like it will be capable of playing back Full HD video in 1080p via the built in mini HDMI port.

Not bad at all for a tablet. There is also a mini USB port, and a 3,500mAh battery that should give you up to 8 hours. The Hannspree Android tablet should retail for £399 and it will come with Android 2.2.

WePad outsells iPad in Germany

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

The WePad may sound like a Nintendo version of the iPad, but it’s no toy. It’s selling like gangbusters in Germany, where it has outsold Apple’s iPad.

Looking at the specs should tell you why. To refresh your memory, some specifications include an 11.6 inch display screen, an Atom N450 processor, 1 GB RAM, a 16GB/32GB SSD option, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS, UMTS, a 1.3 megapixel processor, HD recording via a Broadcom Crystal HD Card and Windows 7.

TEGATech TEGA V2 Tablet

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

Tablets everywhere are bumping shoulders,cameras,bezels and touchscreens as the market gets way too overcrowded, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from outing more of em. The TEGA V2 tablet stands out a bit as it runs Windows 7 and sports some netbook-like specifications.

Those specs include an Intel Atom N455 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, an SD/SDHC memory card slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3G, WiMAX and WiBro. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities with a 10-inch multitouch display.

KT releases the Identity Tab

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

The latest tablet to hit the scene comes from Korean company KT, who has released the Identity TAB, Korea’s first Android tablet. This one is an affordable touchscreen tablet.

Some features include a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 7-inch multitouch screen, 8GB of internal memory, a DMB TV tuner, a Gyro-sensor, a 3MP digital camera, Wi-Fi, and an SD card reader. The Identity TAB will cost you 300,000 Won (or $250) or get it free with 27,000 Won ($22) with a 24-month contract and a 50GB WiBro unlimited data plan and Wi-Fi Wibro data card.

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ExoPC Windows 7 Tablet gets a shipping date

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

If you were looking forward to getting the Windows 7-powered ExoPC tablet, you already know that the tablet was to be delayed by several months. Well, we waited and now the company has confirmed that it will be accepting its first pre-orders on September 3rd.

The first 1,200 orders will be shipped on September 30th. On October 15 the company’s first rebadged partner slate will become available in Canada. Some specs include an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, Mini HDMI port, 1.3-megapixel webcam, SD/SDHC memory card reader and a Battery life up to 5-hours.

Shogo Open-Source Linux Tablet heading to Japan

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 27th, 2010

Everyone is making tablets and everyday we have more to choose from. Now Japanese-based company Redstar has begun pre-orders on their own Shogo Linux-powered tablet. The 10.1-inch tablet will be powered by a Freescale iMX-37 processor, with a 1024 × 600 resolution and multi-touch capability.

Some other features include 4GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 3G support, Zigbee, an SDHC memory card slot and 256MB RAM. Who knows if we will see this one in the States.

Samsung Galaxy Tab spotted in the wild

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2010

Well, look at this. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was undergoing some testing when the folks at Electronista spied it and took some video. The video doesn’t tell us much that’s new though.

It confirms that it’s a 7-inch tablet running Android, and looks just like we expected. The Samsung employee handling the device called it “awesome” and said that it was very different from the iPad’s experience. Video below.

Google launching a Chrome OS tablet on Verizon, arrives November 26

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

We’ve been hearing rumors of a Google Chrome OS tablet hitting Verizon for awhile now. The latest rumor has Google’s Chrome OS tablet is being built by HTC, and it will apparently be launched on Verizon on November 26th.

The device will be subsidized by the carrier, and much cheaper than the iPad. The rumor says that it has the following specs: An NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform, 1280 x 720 pixel multi-touch display, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, GPS, Webcam and Expandable storage.

Motorola’s Android tablet may be called Stingray

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2010

The upcoming Android-powered Motorola tablet may just be called the Stingray, according to a leaked document that also shows the MOTOMZ600 model number. Stingray may be just a codename that will be dropped for the production version though.

The only other information we have is that the tablet is closer to launch than we thought. The MZ600 is expected to have a 10-inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It may ship with Android 3.0 optimized for tablets, and will have an unknown tie-in with Verizon’s FiOS TV.

Genius unveils MousePen M508 and M508W Tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2010

If you are in the market for a new graphics tablet, Genius has outed the latest additions to their MousePen series, with the M508 and the M508W. Both tablets have the same features, but the M508W is also wireless.

You get a 5×8″ work area that is customizable, with four physical buttons that can be programmed to meet your needs, and 13 programmable keys that can be accessed with the Bluetooth-connected pen. The package comes with a Genius mouse. The M508 will cost you $149, while the M508W will cost $199.

Axon Haptic Tablet designed for OS X

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2010

Apple might not be offering an OS X tablet, but Axon Logic is now taking pre-orders for its Haptic tablet, which is apparently suitable for hackintosh Mac OS X installations. The company does officially warn against installing OS X, due to licensing restrictions, but the tablet is said to be specifically designed for compatibility with any Darwin-based operating system, like Apple’s Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X.

It’ll cost you $750, and you’ll need to purchase your own operating system like Windows or OS X, and the company also offers accessories like a CDMA 3G card, USB Bluetooth dongle, Bluetooth GPS receiver and some others.

ASUS 10-inch Android Eee Pad priced under $399, 8-inch Eee Tablet at $300

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2010

ASUS’s 10-inch Eee Pad EP101TC, due to ship in March, will cost under $399. Then there’s the EP121, a 12-inch tablet running Windows 7 at the high end of the market for a $1,000 price tag. This one ships around December or January.

There’s also another Eee Pad cominaround January, that will run Windows Embedded Compact 7 on a 10-inch screen and at a price under $499. Lastly, there’s the grayscale Eee Tablet e-reader priced at $300 and shipping in October.