New SmartQ Ten tablet coming from China

The SmartQ will feature a hybrid capacitive-resistive multi-touch screen

The Chinese company Smart Devices has recently revealed a new tablet at the Mobile World Conference. Called the SmartQ Ten, the company is hoping that the tablet’s unique screen will separate it from the rest of competition. The screen, called the piezoelectric screen, will have the ability to accept both resistive and capacitive input. This means that the user can use his or her fingers for input but can quickly switch to using pens or a stylus if needed, something that will surely come in handy when a device cannot detect the user’s input because he or she is wearing gloves. Smart Devices also claims that such a screen will be cheaper to produce when compared to screens that are solely capacitive.

The specifications of the SmartQ Ten are no slouch either, as it will feature a 9.7-inch IPS screen at 1024x768 resolution, Cortex A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM, GPS module, G-sensor and a Mali 400 GPU. The tablet will initially run on Android 2.2 with no mention of an upgrade to Honeycomb. Similarly, release dates and prices have yet to be announced.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-02-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)