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Gemini Devices launches the JoyTAB series of Tablet PCs

The company now offers 7-, 8- and 10-inch slates that come with the latest version of the Android OS

The UK-based tech company Gemini Devices has reportedly introduced a new line of tablet devices, called JoyTAB. Customers can choose among the available 7-, 8- or 10-inch slates that are priced at £129.99, £149.99 and £199.99, respectively.

The cheapest of them all, dubbed JoyTAB 7, is driven by an ARM Cortex A8 central processing unit that houses one physical core, operating at a frequency of 1GHz, and a Dual Mali-400 graphics controller for accelerating 3D graphics. This slate sports a capacitive multitouch-enabled LCD screen that measures 7-inch in diagonal and has a maximum supported resolution of 800-by-480 pixels.

Furthermore, users are provided with 512MB of internal DDR3 RAM, 4GB built-in storage (expandable by up to 32GB by using the microSD card slot), a VGA web camera and up to 6 hours of battery life (3600mAh). Connectivity-wise, the tablet packs one mini-USB port, a mini-HDMI output and a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n module.

Next in line is the 8-inch JoyTAB 8 device, which delivers pretty much the same specs, except for a faster 1.2GHz ARM CPU.

And last but not least, the higher-end JoyTAB 10 Rev2 comes with a 10.1-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching technology for improved viewing angles) capacitive multi-touch panel with a native resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels. In addition, it packs a dual-core Rockchip processor (based on a Cortex A8) clocked at 1GHz.

Other features include 1GB of DDR memory, 16GB of storage (again upgradeable to 32GB), dual cameras (2MP on the back and a 0.3MP front-facing webcam for video calls), weight of 618g and your usual array of ports and sensors.

According to the manufacturer, all JoyTAB slate PCs come pre-loaded with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-04-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)