Skytex to launch two affordable SkyPad tablets
In addition to introducing the SkyTab X-Series tablet back in January of this year, the US-headquartered consumer electronics maker, Skytex is now about to unveil two new SkyPad slates, dubbed as the Gemini and Protos. Both devices will hit the US stores in early July, priced at $179 and $279, respectively. Furthermore, the manufacturer claims customers will have access to “productivity suites, premium and free cloud services including 5GB storage”.
The SkyPad Gemini will reportedly come outfitted with a 7-inch multitouch-enabled (5 points) widescreen display that has a maximum supported resolution of 800-by-480 pixels. It is driven by an ARM Cortex-A8 central processing unit, which accommodates one core clocked at 1.2GHz and the Mali-400 video card for accelerating 3D graphics.
Moreover, the Gemini tablet packs 1GB of internal operating RAM and 8GB flash storage, expandable by up to additional 32GB via the built-in microSD/SDHC card reader slot. Other features include Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0 radios, one mini-USB port (with support for USB on-the-go), an HDMI output and a 2MP front-facing web camera for video calls.
The higher-end Protos slate PC offers pretty much the same specs, with a few exceptions. For one, it sports a bigger 9.7-inch IPS (4:3 aspect ratio) 10-point multitouch screen of 1024-by-768 pixels native resolution. This SkyPad device also comes with a second, built-in 5MP camera (on the back) for taking pictures and shooting videos.
Both tablets run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and offer access to the 1Mobile Market (not Google Play). Reportedly, the Gemini is equipped with a 3000mAh battery that has an autonomy period of up to 6 hours, whereas the Protos packs a 6000mAh battery that is good for up to 10 hours of usage.