Velocity Micro debuts the Cruz T508 tablet

The slate PC comes with an 8-inch display, single-core CPU and Android OS
Ivan Zhekov,

In addition to introducing the 7-inch T507 and 9.7-inch T510 models at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, the US tech company Velocity Cruz is now adding another tablet to its Cruz Series. Dubbed as the T508, this new portable device is based on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and apparently offers “the perfect blend of usability and portability”.

The maker has also unveiled the Cruz T508 technical specs and it seems the slate PC will be equipped with a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 central processing unit that operates at a maximum frequency of 1.2GHz. Moreover, the chip accommodates a Dual Mali-400 video card for accelerating three-dimensional graphics.

Measuring just 0.4-inch at its thickest point, Velocity Micro’s latest tablet comes outfitted with an 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display (4:3 aspect ratio) of 1024-by-768 pixels native resolution. Underneath the hood, the device features 1GB of DDR3 memory and 8GB of storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB via the integrated mSD card reader slot.

Other specs supposedly include two cameras (front- and rear-facing) for video calls and taking pictures, embedded Flash 11.1 support, a Wireless LAN 802n radio (no built-in Bluetooth adapter), one micro-USB port, a mini-HDMI output and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Reportedly, users will also be provided with “a premium software suite” and built-in access to Amazon’s Appstore (instead of Google Play, because the Cruz T508 is obviously not a Google Certified tablet). There’s still no word on pricing; however, the 7-inch T507 costs under $150 and the 9.7-inch T510 sets you back $249, therefore the T508 could be carrying a price-tag of less than $199.

Velocity Micro Cruz T508
Velocity Micro Cruz T508


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-13 (Update: 2012-07-13)