CTIA 2011 | AnyData reveals two tablets with dual-core Snapdragon processors

Both concept tablets will sport high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and be able to run Android Honeycomb
Allen Ngo,

Manufacturer AnyData will be jumping in on the tablet market by showcasing a couple of its concept tablets that are surprisingly high-end at this year’s CTIA event.

One of these tablets is the 7-inch AMD120. Despite the name, the tablet will not be running on an AMD processor but on a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon. In fact, the processor will be the exact same one found in the upcoming HP TouchPad. Beyond the CPU, the tablet will include a WSVGA (1024x600) screen, GPS, microSD slot, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Initial shipments will run Android 2.3, but is expected to be upgradeable to Android 3.0 soon after launch.

The second tablet is the AMD810, which also has a 7-inch WSVGA screen. This model, however, will be even more powerful than the AMD120 by including a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 3.0 from the start. A dual-core CPU of this speed has yet to even appear in other tablets, so the AMD810 could end up being quite responsive and fast. Additionally, AnyData plans to integrate 3G support, so we could see this tablet rebranded for a major cell phone carrier sometime in the near future.

Further specifications, prices, and release dates weren’t mentioned, but hopefully the powerful processors won’t increase the prices by too much. What we do know, however, is that the tablets were designed to be “considerably cheaper than the Galaxy Tab or iPad 2,” according to Electronista. If true, these tablets will be packing quite a punch for their costs.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.