The Hanvon B10 Windows 7 tablet created a mini flutter earlier this month when the device was pitted against the iPad in an OS performance test. You will remember that the device had quite comprehensively edged iPad out in the snappy performance though there were a few hiccups too. So now if you are looking to get hold of the device, here is your chance, finally. The Hanvon B10 tablet is launching in Europe and has features that are comprehensively better than any of the tablet computers out there. It in fact rivals the netbooks in features.
Here’s a sample of what you get – a 10.1-inches capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.3GHz Celeron ULV processor, a 250GB hard drive, 1.3-megapixel webcam and a 4800mAh Lithium-Ion battery. Besides these, the device also supports Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 ports.
Sadly though, like the features, the price too appears to be rivaling netbooks (or notebooks, some may say). German retailer Papyrus has revealed the price at €771.24 ($974) and is expected to ship in six days.
Here’s the unboxing video of the Hanvon B10 slate and in case you missed, the iPad vs. Hanvon video too follows.
Stream TV has announced its plans to launch a new 7-inches Android tablet that is expected to hit the market by next month. Pre-orders for the device shall begin on August 24. In a recent announcement, Stream TV has said that the tablet shall be known eLocity A7 and will feature an unnamed version of the Android OS and a 7-inches touchscreen display that will adorn the device with a 8.2″ x 4.8″ rectangular form factor.
The detailed specs for the tablet are not yet out at the moment though we do know that the eLocity A7 will come with HDMI ports, a front-facing webcam, stereo headset port, a docking station, a microSD card slot and a virtual keyboard.
Other than this, there is no word on the pricing or the exact launch date. But stay tuned here. An announcement could be coming soon.
There have been an occasional murmur or two about the new Motorola Droid Tablet, as it was called, earlier. Now from what we know, this device could be called the Motorola Stingray. To be fair, this could as well be the codename inside the company and Motorola could come up with an entirely different name when it launches. But from documents that have been recently leaked, Motorola Stingray appears to be the name of the device modeled MOTOMZ600; which is the original model number for Motorola’s Android tablet.
There are a few rumors regarding the device’s tech specs as well. First of all, Motorola Stingray is expected to sport a 10-inches display and could come equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 2 and enabled with Verizon FIOS. Now regarding the version of Android OS that will make it to this device, there seems to be no consensus. Android 3.0 could make its way to the new Motorola Stingray though that is not confirmed as yet. The device might also include a front and rear facing camera.
MSI is showcasing its new WindPad U100 tablet PC at the IFA 2010 event next month. Ahead of the event, the company has released a few tidbits of information about this beautiful tablet device. MSI WindPad U100 features a 10.1-inches touchscreen display and runs on an Intel Atom Z530 processor. The computer is deployed with a RAM of 2GB capacity and contains a storage capacity of 32GB.
The MSI WindPad will run on Windows 7 – and you do know how good the processor is compared to iOS – and will also feature a docking station that is incorporated with two USB 2.0 ports, audio input/output, ethernet port as well as connectivity options for VGA and HDMI output.
Now since the unveiling is set to happen next month, the actual launch is expected to happen much later. But if this device appeals to your requirements and you are willing to pay close to $499 for this, stay tuned for more info about this product.
Hewlett Packard has been in the process of launching a new tablet computer that is bundled with a printer and this news has been doing the rounds for sometime now. The HP eStation Zeen Printer tablet is said to be a 7-inches touchscreen display device that comes packed with 800×600 pixels and is said to run on Android.
Skeptics have been questioning the authenticity of these rumors considering that the company is moving towards building webOS based tablet devices post the acquisition of Palm. However, we are now hearing that this Android tablet is actually in the works and the reason it’s on Android is because the project was concieved by the HP Printer department which finalized the project before the Palm acquisition.
The tablet PC is expected to launch in September at a price of $399. Not bad at all if you consider that this is actually a 2-in-1 device.
Armor has unveiled its new X10gx tablet computer that is definitely not aimed at those merely looking to play a movie or download apps. The device comes packaged in a rugged casing that will withstand all the harsh environments and temperature extremes. That means it should definitely help if you are a journalist live-blogging your African safari.
Speaking of specs, the device comes with a 10.4-inches display with 1024×768 resolution and built with anti-glare and anti-reflective materials. The computer runs on a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor along with a 2GB RAM and a storage of up to 64GB. 80GB and 160GB options are available as well. Other features on the device include a Gobi mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
There is no word on the pricing, though the shipping is expected to start September 15.
With Apple choosing to go with the iOS platform on the iPad, there is little to no chance of us getting to see a Mac OS X based tablet PC anytime in the future. However, if you are keen on running an OS X tablet, you just have your device. Of course, this is illegal from the licensing point of view. But if you are really intent on getting OS X installed, here’s the product.
Axon Logic’s Haptic tablet is compatible with any Darwin OS – that includes Mac OS X. The device runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor and is equipped with a 10-inches 1024×600 LED backlit LCD display with a stylus-supported resistive touchscreen. The tablet comes with a strong storage capacity of up to 320GB and includes other features like a 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G slot, virtual keyboard, handwriting recognition, built-in speaker and a removable battery with 3000mAh capacity.
Sounds impressive right? But not so with the price. The device will cost you $800 but it you are really enthusiastic about such a device, go ahead and pre-order a unit.
Bangalore based Notion Ink Adam has been one of the most talked about tablet products and since their show back during CES 2010, the device has been pretty highly awaited and is seen as a gadget that can truly take on the iPad. While the device wins over its audiences on specs alone, for gadget enthusiasts in India, there was an additional sense of anticipation over the gadget since it was a ‘Made in India‘ product.
SlashGear is now out with the pricing and launch dates for Notion Ink Adam in the US and considering mandatory FCC clearances in the country, the device is not expected to launch there before November 2010 and it could be as long as January 2011 for the device to debut. The two month window is keeping in mind the fact that FCC clearances can take anywhere between 2 and 12 weeks.
But those awaiting the launch of the device in India should be disappointed to note that the company is looking to launch the device in India only after the US clearances are done and the launch happens. Quite clearly, there does not appear to be much rationale to it considering that these markets are entirely independent of each other.
If there was anyone among you who looked to get hold of a “world-class” tablet here in India before it launches elsewhere in the world, you just got your dose of disappointment.
There was (and still is) a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming Adam tablet computer from Bangalore based Notion Ink. However, a lot of users who had once been eagerly awaiting the launch of this new device have now turned despondent considering that the company is still not out with the release dates.
But in a recent post on SlashGear, author Chris Davies has announced that the release dates shall be announced pretty soon. In his article, Davies details the several hiccups that the company has been facing with investors and how that has caused a delay in launch – Rohan Shravan, the CEO of Notion Ink has reportedly claimed that but for these hiccups, the company could now be selling Adam in at least 12 countries by now.
Nevertheless, with the issues sorted out, the company appears to be gearing towards launch. Shravan is seen blogging much more frequently which could be an indication towards an imminent launch.
I’m just so eager to see this launch. And hopefully Adam is not priced too prohibitively.
You remember how the new Augen tablet – the GenTouch78 was accused by Google of resorting to piracy by offering its users access to the Android market app despite the fact that Google licenses that application only to its partners at the Open Handset Alliance (which Augen is not part of)?
Now, the company has announced that the future shipments of its Augen GenTouch78 will come without the Android market app as well as other Google apps. That means you will not be able to access Gmail, Calendar and Google Talk on your GenTouch78 if you are purchasing the device henceforth. Augen is reported to be in talks with Google to bring back these applications in future versions, though it is not clear why Google should budge.
Besides this, the company has also announced a few other updates. The new features introduced include a screen calibration tool and a USB charging feature. The calibration tool will enable better screen responsiveness while the other feature will let users charge their device using a USB cable.
Do you like your GenTouch78?