Samsung To Produce 7-inch AMOLED Display With Higher Resolution

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

We all want higher resolution for better image quality, especially on smaller screens. The good news is that Samsung Mobile Display will be developing a new 7-inch AMOLED display with a higher resolution.

This AMOLED display will feature a resolution of 1024×768. The previous AMOLED display had a resolution of 1024×600. But you won’t be seeing the new displays on tablets this year. When we hear more we will let you know.

7-inch Vinci Tablet for kids now up for pre-order

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

At last, a tablet that will gladly soak up your kid’s drool and take the appropriate beating as it is thrown around. It was first seen back at CES in January: a 7-inch tablet for kids. Back then it was actually a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a kid friendly casing.

Looks like they have figured it all out and you can now preorder it. There are two models, one priced at $389, another at $479. The differences are a 6-hour battery, compared to 3 hours on the lower priced model, and it includes more pre-loaded learning content.

Amazon Sells ViewSonic ViewBook VB730 7-inch Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

Amazon is now selling the ViewSonic ViewBook VB730 for just $230. The device features a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB of RAM, an HDMI port with 1080p playback and a stylus for input.

That’s not all. The new Android Froyo tablet also features a 7-inch (800×400) touchscreen display, 8GB of storage space, a built-in microSD card slot for storage expansion and a front-facing camera for your video chat needs.

Viewsonic ships 7-inch ViewBook VB730 tablet for $230

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Viewsonic’s ViewBook VB730 is now in stock at Amazon for $229.99. That price gets you a 7-inch slate with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space, a microSD card slot and an 800 x 480 screen resolution.

Just realize that you won’t be getting Android 3.2. Instead, you will get Froyo. What did you expect for that low price? Still, that’s not bad, all things considered for these specs.

7-inch ViewSonic 7x Honeycomb tablet to ship in Japan in August

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

For awhile there it looked like the MediaPad would be the first 7″ Honeycomb tablet to be released later this year, but now Acer and ViewSonic both have their own tablets on the way: the Acer Iconia Tab A100 and the ViewSonic 7x. We now know that the 7x will arrive in mid-August, while the A100 is unknown.

Some specs include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display with Gorilla Glass, Android 3.1, Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, 2MP front / 5MP front (+flash) cameras, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 1600mAh battery, micro USB 2.0, microSD card slot, mini HDMI, and GPS / A-GPS.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x: First 7-inch Honeycomb tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Viewsonic, according to some sources is ready to launch the Viewsonic ViewPad 7x, a new Android tablet that will outdo their current 7-inch model the ViewPad 7, but not replace it. The tablet will run Google’s tablet OS Honeycomb, and be the first of it’s size to do so.

Other features of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x include an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, two cameras front and back, HSPA+, DLNA and HDMI support for sharing media with your TV. It should be hitting stores in June.

Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM 7-inch Navigation System

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Most of us have GPS on our phones, but if you still need a navigation device by itself, you may want to check out the Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM GPS navigation system, designed for Minivans, SUVs, RVs and trucks. It features a large 7-inch high-definition WVGA screen that displays maps, directions, and traffic to guide you on your way.

Other features include Bluetooth to pair up with mobile devices and built-in AAA TourBook guides for US and Canada, which will give you ratings and descriptions on AAA-approved places to stay, dine, and more. The RoadMate 9055-LM is $299.99.

Sumixe 7-Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

Another day, another tablet enters the packed arena. This time it’s a budget-friendly Android tablet from Chinavasion, the Sumixe. This tablet is priced at an affordable $141.33 and features a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive multitouch display, a 720MHz Telechips 8900 ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM.

Other features include 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 0.3-megapixel front camera, WiFi, an HDMI port, a built-in 2W speaker, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 1800mAh battery and Android 2.1 is running everything.

Verizon now offering 7-inch Galaxy Tab for $300 with a two-year contract

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2011

Here’s a great deal on a tablet. Verizon is introducing a new two-year deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet was previously available only on an unsubsidized basis, but now that the Motorola Xoom has become available with a $200 subsidy with a 24-month commitment, Verizon is extending the same deal to Tab buyers too.

So you now have a choice between the $500 no strings attached Galaxy Tab or a $300 version that locks you into a Verizon contract.

Acer Iconia A100 7 Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

Acer has announced the Iconia Smart Android smartphone, and now we are getting a look at the Acer Iconia A100, a 7 inch Android tablet. The tablet will come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb at launch, although it is shown running Android 2.2 Froyo in the video.

Some other specifications include a Tegra 2 processor, HDMI out a five megapixel camera on the back and a two megapixel camera on the front. We like the design. We’ll see how well it does in due time.

Eximus 7-Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2011

Chinavasion is offering another Android tablet of their own in this overcrowded market, the Eximus. This device is powered by a 720MHz processor, is ultra-thin and features a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen display with 256MB RAM and 1GB of internal storage.

Other features include a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), WiFi, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headset jack, built-in 2W speakers and it runs on Android 2.1 OS. The Eximus will cost you $126.54.

RoverPad 7 Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 24th, 2010

The RoverPad 10 inch Android tablet from Russian electronics manufacturer Rover Computers, has now launched a smaller 7 inch tablet. It’s called the RoverPad 3W T70 and features a 7 inch resistive touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, it comes with a 720MHz Telechips 8902B processor and features 512MB of RAM.

Some other specs include 4GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot, accelerometer, two mini USB ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and a 2,500mAh battery. The device comes with Google Android 2.1 and it is available in Russia for $293.

Acer introduces 7 inch and 10 inch Android tablets

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

Acer, like everyone else, is getting into the tablet game. The flagship 10.1 incher features a dual-core 1GHz processor, an HDMI output and a native 1280×800 screen resolution. There’s also a 5 megapixel rear camera, an “HD” front-facing camera for video calling and full multitouch support. No info on price, but it has an April 2011 ship date.

The 7-inch tablet features the same screen resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU and the same Flash 10.1 support. The “Android Tablet OS” Acer appears to be Froyo, or Android 2.2. This one is also coming in April of next year.

Velocity Micro’s 7-inch Cruz Tablet now shipping for $300

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

Maybe you don’t want to pay $500+ for an Android tablet. We hear ya. If that’s the case, Velocity Micro’s Cruz Tablet is finally shipping. For $299.99 you get a 7-inch Android 2.0 tablet with an 800 x 480 capacitive touch panel, 512MB of RAM, 12GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, inbuilt speakers, a headphone jack, mini-USB port and a rechargeable Li-ion that will deliver around ten hours of use.

Just keep in mind that you’ll be stuck accessing the Cruz Market instead of the Android Market, and there’s no embedded 3G. But hey, the price is right and there’s no contract.

Commtiva N700 7-inch Android 2.2 Tablet

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

Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer Commtiva has introduced a 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet, called the N700. It made an appearance at the FCC today, suggesting a possible launch in the United States, where it will surely get lost in the over-saturated market.

The Commtiva N700 features a 7-inch (480 x 800) capacitive multi touch screen, a Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), an included 4GB microSD card, a 3MP camera, GPS, 3G data, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Commtiva N700 is priced at about $475.