BenQ to enter tablet computers arena
Alright, as if the tablet PC market wasn’t already flooded, there is another company joining the bandwagon now. Taiwan-based BenQ is the latest entrant to the slate market and it intends to do so by an Android tablet.
Reports tell us that BenQ would be releasing its debut tablet in Taiwan and China in the first quarter of 2011, and then, maybe, subsequently in the States. Talking of the specs, the BenQ R100 tablet will feature a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display and processing duties will be handled by an 833MHz ARM-based processor from Samsung. It will also have 8GB of storage, an SD card slot for expansion, and mini USB and HDMI ports, as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. The R100 is 15mm thick and is 191mmX244mm in size and weighs a mere 720 grams. The makers also claim a maximum of 12 hours battery life upon usage such as reading. Note-taking can also be done with ease via the stylus provided for the touchscreen.
It is also being said that BenQ will probably market this tablet as an e-reader primarily by collaborating with various publishing houses to offer content seamlessly on the tablet. Pricing or exact launch dates are yet unknown.