Earlier, we reported on a new Android tablet coming to the market this September. It's called the "Andy Pad" and it aims to bridge the gap between the expensive tablets, like the Motorola Xoom, and the cheaper tablets that are pretty low quality.
Whattabletpc has managed to get a lead on how the device is shaping up. Here's the specs as they currently stand, but note that they may change before the device is released -
- 7-inch white tablet – a size suited to a jacket pocket
- 5-point multi-touch screen – it’s a resistive screen so less responsive than a capacitive screen but that allows them to get to the low price point and we’re informed it’s a decent quality resistive screen
- Running Android 2.3 so not the latest Android Honeycomb operating system but still a recent Android update
- 1.2GHz A8 Processor with 256MB RAM
- HD output at 1080p – capable of playing high definition video
- Flash support so you can watch web videos delivered using this technology
- 8GB (TBC) internal memory for storing apps, games, music and video
- SD card reader for extending the internal memory
- Mini-USB port
- Front-facing camera for video chat
- Accelerometer and G-sensor so that the tablet will react to movement during gaming to control the on-screen action
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
The specifications are pretty impressive, considering the asking price is just £129. Although it may have a resistive touch screen and only 256MB of RAM, the device certainly seems to contain a fair amount of oomph to make the tradeoff worthwhile.
However, should you be set on a capacitive screen and 512MB of RAM, all is not lost, either. Although it's currently a rumour and subject to change, the Andy Pad guys are hoping to produce a slightly higher spec model, complete with capacitive screen, half a gig of RAM and a faster processor for £40 more. That gives you a pretty top-spec device for about £170.
It should be noted, though, that the Andy Pad team were quick to pop out a disclaimer shortly after the article went live -
"A lot of talk about possible AndyPad specs today. Please wait until our official announcement of further specs before jumping at rumours! ;)"
Neowin will be keeping an eye on the Andy Pad in the future, so expect to hear more news and a full review soon!