Velocity Micro are one of the tablet manufacturers who have for a long time flown under the radar. The company has recently unveiled their latest product, the Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet. Here are some important technical specifications and features that you get on the tablet PC
7.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 dimensions
800 MHz processor
Android 2.1 OS
2 megapixel front facing camera
Capacitive touch screen
Flash 10.1 support
Price : $299.99
Cruz eReader is priced at $199.99
Yet another day when a company has unleashed its plans to launch a slate PC. Following upon an impressive 50% jump in US sales in the first quarter, Japanese tech major Toshiba has announced its plans to launch slate PCs in the market later in the year.
Interestingly, the company is learnt to be banking on multiple OS and form factors for its success. Users may expect Windows based tablet PCs with dual screen as well as a single 10″ display screen. Also, Android based tablet PCs are expected to be launched.
Like other executives in the past, Jeff Barney, the GM for digital products at Toshiba America too thinks the market for such a device is expansive and shall not be cannibalistic. Quite expectedly, Toshiba thinks the device will be a hit among media consuming users.
Those of you who have had Nokia mobile phones during the early years of the new millennium might fondly remember your obsession with the Snake game. You may agree that the simple game alone was responsible for thousands of people to lay their hands on a Nokia handset. The Finnish giant has since then failed to make great products, though we have been hearing that a Tablet PC is now in the works.
Is Nokia once again banking on native games to promote its upcoming gizmo? Rumors suggest so. In a recent blog post, game developer FishLabs has revealed that the company is working with Nokia for a large screen application. The post reads,
“Beyond that, we are working on a AAA title closely together with Nokia featuring OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics for a large screen.”
It is not clear what FishLabs means by a “large screen“. However, for the sake of keeping the rumors exciting, we shall pretend that it means a tablet PC.
[via Fish Labs]
Is Research in Motion, the company behind Blackberry next in line to launch a tablet device? Folks at Crackberry seem to have received unconfirmed reports that suggest that the Waterloo based maker of smartphones has been sourcing a good number of 8.9 inch display tablet screens from Hon Hai a.k.a Foxconn who is one of the prominent suppliers to a majority of consumer electronics manufacturers including Apple.
According to these reports, RIM is working on a Q3 or Q4 launch will come with a 3.5G modem and Wi-Fi capabilities. As expected, the device will also allow users to sync their tablet with their Blackberry.
There is no word on the authenticity of this news. But keep close eye on the subject. Everyone and his mom is building their tablet PC.
In a recent interview to Forbes, Shih revealed that his company will be launching “at least two” tablet PCs in the next few months. When is the launch going to be? We do not know. But as speculated earlier, it could happen in June during the Computex trade show.
Shih’s revelation could also mean the Eee Pad and Eee Book could actually be two different products and not the same device as earlier speculated.
What do you think?