In Media to ship budget Android tablet in April
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Expect more budget Android tablets to come this year at amazingly low prices. The IPTV service and cable provider In Media Corp. will be rolling out a new tablet worldwide next month called Tablet PC 7 for just $199. One reason why the company is showing an interest in the tablet business, claims In Media CEO Nick Karnik, is to allow users to “migrate from Laptops and Netbook PCs to the more robust applications supported on the Tablet.”
The In Media tablet will be a 7-inch, 800x480 resolution resistive screen with a 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. Also included are Wi-Fi, USB, accelerometer, and Bluetooth for keyboard connectivity. For less than $200, the specifications seem fair, but it is questionable if it runs Android 2.2 smoothly.
In Media is not entirely new to the tablet world, however, as the company released a 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet PC last year in Asia. This model contained a front facing camera and HDMI, which are two key specs missing from the new and smaller Tablet PC 7.
The Tablet PC 7 should be available this coming April.