Mobile In Style debuts the Dual-Core Android EdenTab tablet
It is rather difficult to stand out in the overcrowded sea of tablets that is actively deluging users with all kinds of offers. The Japanese subsidiary of Kingsoft, Mobile In Style Inc. is the next manufacturer to try its luck in this hot market with the introduction of a new slate device, dubbed EdenTab, which will become available to customers in Japan starting on February 25. At launch, the tablet will reportedly sport a Gingerbread OS, but the maker promises that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will follow soon.
The new EdenTab reportedly weighs 330grams (0.73lbs) and measures just 10.4mm (slightly thinner than the recently announced Galaxy Tab 2) at its thickest point. Furthermore, it is powered by a Samsung SoC (system on a chip) that incorporates a Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with a clock frequency of 1.2GHz and an ARM Mali graphics controller that operates at 400MHz. The slate also offers a 7-inch touchscreen display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels, 1GB of internal DDR2 memory and 16GB of storage capacity (expandable through the built-in microSD card slot).
Users will also be provided with integrated Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR modules (a 3G version is scheduled to appear in late April of this year), microUSB 2.0 port, a miniHDMI interface, the usual array of sensors and two built-in cameras – one on the back (8MP) and a 2MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing.
The EdenTab is not Google approved and therefore features the Tapnow app store instead of Android Market. According to the maker, the device will be priced at about $370 in Japan and will be available in white, black and pink.