Last week, we reported on a new Android tablet coming to the market this September. Named the ‘Andy Pad’, it is intended to bridge the gap between expensive tablets such as the HTC Flyer and Motorola XOOM and the very cheap, low quality tablets that aren’t worth buying.
Whattabletpc has managed to get a lead on how the device is shaping up. Here are the specs as they currently stand, but are subject to change before launch.
– 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 price point of only £129. Although it may have a resistive touch screen and only 256MB of RAM, the device certainly packs a fair amount of punch to make the tradeoff worthwhile.
Should you be set on a capacitive screen and 512MB of RAM, all is not lost, either. Although still 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 just £40 more. That gives you a pretty top-spec device for about £170.
“A lot of talk about possible AndyPad specs today. Please wait until our official announcement of further specs before jumping at rumours! ;)”
Geek Cube will be keeping an eye on the Andy Pad in the future, so expect to hear more news and hopefully a review soon!