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IRiver outs the 7-inch WOWtab Jelly Bean tablet to take on Google’s Nexus 7?

The portable system packs a Quad-Core NVIDIA SoC, 1 gig of RAM, an IPS panel and a built-in microSDHC card reader

The South Korean manufacturer, IRiver, which is known for making MP3/personal music players, has reportedly launched a new tablet, called WOWtab. Although, the introduction of the device could be interpreted as an attempt for the company to take on the Nexus 7, some reports indicate the mobile system is merely a clone of Google’s slate PC.

Based on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the 10.6mm thick WOWtab is now available to customers in SK, priced at approximately $230. Specs-wise, as you will soon find out, there is certainly not much to wow about; however, to be fair, WOW is not what you might think it is, the acronym apparently stands for “Window of the World”.

Underneath the 7-inch IPS multi touch display with a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels, the slab offers a slightly outmoded NVIDIA Tegra 3 System-on-Chip. The processor features the now well-known 4-PLUS-1 architecture and its ARM Cortex-A9 cores are clocked at 1.2GHz.

Furthermore, iriver’s latest tablet PC houses 1GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage, eCompass and accelerometer sensors. In terms of connectivity, the WOWtab is equipped with one microUSB port, a microSDHC card slot (which the Nexus 7 does not have), GPS receiver, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters.

The portable device sports a 1.2MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing and reportedly weighs 338g with the integrated 4,000mAh battery that lasts for around 7 hours (video playback) on a single charge.

It is still unclear whether we’ll see this one in Europe or the United States, but we will keep you updated when we have more information.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2013-02-19 (Update: 2013-02-19)