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BLU launches the Touch Book 7.0 tablet

This $230 slate packs a Qualcomm CPU and an Android Froyo OS

BLU has reportedly introduced an Android tablet dubbed Touch Book 7.0 to its portfolio of portable devices.  The company is not exactly a household name in the US; however it claims to be the “leader of the Latin America market with vision to expand worldwide”.

The Touch Book 7.0 is supposedly the maker’s first tablet. According to an Engadget report, this slate is powered by up to a Qualcomm MSM7227-T (T stands for Turbo) central processing unit that incorporates one core with a clock frequency of 800MHz. Apart from the relatively slow CPU, the device also ships with a capacitive multitouch-enabled widescreen display, which measures 7-inches in diagonal and has a not-so-impressive native resolution of 840-by-480 pixels

BLU’s first tablet comes with 512MB of internal memory and an unspecified storage capacity, which the guys over at Engadget say is quite limited (can be expanded by utilizing the built-in SD card reader slot, though).  Other features reportedly include Wireless LANBluetoothGPS and 3G antennas accompanied by a 3.5mm headphone jack and two cameras - a rear 3.2MP one and a front-facing web camera with VGA quality for video conferencing. 

The Touch Book 7.0 ships with a pre-installed Android 2.2.2 (yes, Froyo) operating system and is supposedly priced at $230


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)