Saturday, July 3, 2010
Witstech's $200 tablet dual boots Android 2.1, Windows CE
Since it runs both Android 2.1 and Windows CE 6.0 you'll have access to applications from Google's Android Marketplace as well as Microsoft exclusives like the Office Mobile suite It also has a 7-inch 800x480 LED-backlit touchscreen, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, optional GPS ($15), one accessible mini USB 2.0 port, along with support for popular audio and video formats including MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, MPEG4, MPEG2, WMV, and H.264. Notably missing from the spec sheet is an accelerometer, so you probably have to adjust the screen orientation manually.
Sales are officially open on the Wistech A81-E tablet device, which dual boots Android 2.1 and Windows CE 6.0. Priced at a respectable $199.99 via MeriMobiles, the slate features a humble ARM Cortex A8-based 600MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 2GB of built-in flash storage and support for up to a 16GB microSD card.
The tablet ships with a "free" protective case and a stylus, while a 4GB, 8GB and 16GB memory card can be thrown in for an extra $10.50, $18, and $40.