Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vega: An Android Tablet

A new Android based tablet, which combines a computer and monitor into one device, will be the next device to run on the Android 2.0 operating system. The Android netbook from Acer and both the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Spring Design Alex eReaders proceed Vega, but Android is already proving that it cannot be restrained to the phone.

Vega is made by Seattle-based company Innovative Converged Devices and is slated to be released early next year. The tablet is designed to be used all over your home for high definition entertainment, including: music, gaming, and on demand web-tv, as well as chat, video chat, social networking, email, voice, SMS and MMS text messaging.

Its contains a NVIDIA Tegra processor with 512MB RAM and additional storage via microSD. It has a built-in 1.3 MP camera, wi-fi (3G) connectivity, Bluetooth support and a large touchscreen that will be available in 7, 11 and 15-inches. It also has a removable stand so you're not confined to using it standing up or laying it down.

Its labeled as being "low-cost" but there aren't any prices out there for it yet. It is being rumored that it will be available for a low-cost or subsudized price from the major carriers throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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