Tag: 10-inch

Creative ZiiO Tablet

by editor on Dec.15, 2010, under Creative ZiiO Tablet

Key Features of Creative ZiiO
  • Front facing VGA camera for Video Conferencing
  • $250 for the 8Gb model with SD slot
  • X-Fi Crystalizer and Expand enhancements, and its apt-X codec allows for high-quality audio streaming
  • HD(720p) Video Playback
  • Resistive touchscreen
  • Plastic finish
The ZiiO Tablet runs on Android 2.1, and since it’s the first tablet to be apt-x enabled as well as have X-Fi built-in, Creative states its “the best wireless audio performance you will get from an Android-based tablet in the market”.

The Creative ZiiO is available in 7″ (480×800) and 10″ (1024×600) varieties with 8GB or 16GB of storage. It has 802.11b/g (no N, no 3G) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, and can be set up to communicate with Creative’s wireless speakers. The big minus in this tablet because of which they get away with such a low price, is its resistive touchscreen. The touchscreen is not too bad, but if you are used to capacitive screens you will definitely recognize its lack of response. To make up for this the tablet includes a stylus, although the tablet lacks handwriting recognition that is expected with a resistie touchscreen.

The X-Fi Crystalizer and Expand enhancements, and its apt-X codec allows for high-quality audio streaming. If you’re looking for a tablet with good loud music abilities you must purchase the tiny ZiiSound T6 5.1 speakers.
The ZiiO doesn’t support the official Android Marketplace and users are restricted to the ZiiStore to get apps. There’s a front-facing camera for video conferencing, and an accelerometer, and a card slot to expand the capacity (SD on the 10in and microSD on the 7in). The 8GB model is available at Amazon for $249.99, and the 16GB for $269.99.
Specifications of Creative ZiiO:
Dimensions:  207.4 x 133 x 13.7mm
Weight:  400 G
Type:  TFT
Resolution:  800×480 (7″), 1024×600 (10″) Pixels
Color:  16M Colors
Size:  7/10 Inch
Front Camera: VGA
Time: 25 hours for Audio, 5 for video
X-Fi Audio Enhancements (X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi Expand)
Music Player: MP3, WMA AAC, FLAC, Ogg, MIDI
Speaker:  External
Built-in mic
Video: MPEG-4, H.264, WMV, AVI, MOV
Video Player:  720p
Wlan:  Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G
Bluetooth:  Yes, V2.1
Touch Screen: Resistive
OS:  Android OS, V2.1 (Eclair)
CPU:  ZMS-08 Processor
Java:  Yes
Internal Memory: 8/16 GB
Cards Slot: Up To 32GB
HDMI-Out, Accelerometer
Browser: Android Browser
Miscellaneous:  Ereading(Newspapers,Magazines & Books), TV-Out, Organizer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar,
Google Talk
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FIC Tycoon tablet

by editor on Nov.22, 2010, under Tycoon Tablet


First International Computer, a Taiwan based manufacturer of notebooks and desktops launched their first tablet, the ‘Tycoon’, running on windows.
The tablet has a 10.1″ LED screen and will run Windows 7 Ultimate. Powered by a Intel Atom N455 procesor paired with a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator, the tablet allows for flawless HD video playback. The tablet is commuter friendly, weighing 840 grams.

It incorporates 2GB DDR3 RAM, has 2 USB (2.0) ports and a mini HDMI for video out, besides 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Since Windows 7 supports multi-touch by default, the platform does not seem to have been redesigned for the tablet. Dismal battery performance of just 3 hours. If you were looking for a portable tablet like form factor for your Windows PC then go for the tycoon, as you the experience is more like a PC than a tablet with apps.
The Tycoon tablet is available on sale at $660 in Taiwan on the U Life TV shopping channel. FIC is expecting sales to be around 1000 pieces a month at the domestic level.

Technical Specs

10.1 inch LED, 1024 x 600 pixels

9.6″ x 6.9″ x 0.6″

850 grams

1.66GHz Intel Atom N455

Windows 7 Ultimate


1.8 inch HDD

802.11b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth 2.1

VGA, 2 USB ports, Mic and Headphone jacks

2700mAh Polymer battery (up to 3 hours)

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Lenovo Skylight Tablet book

by editor on May.28, 2010, under Lenovo Skylight Tablet book

When we first heard about Lenovo’s innovative tablets they were supposed to be running their own custom version of Linux. They have thrown out the idea and decided to go with Android instead.

The “Skylight” smartbook (above) is reportedly powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chip with 1GHz ARM processor core and was equipped with 10” screen (1024×600 resolution), 20GB flash storage, Wi-Fi, 3GB,  and a keyboard. The “UI Hybrid” which has a detachable touch screen tablet, that while docked, runs Windows 7 and when you remove the tablet portion it runs the same custom version of Linux that the Skylight has.
Since it’s now being preloaded with Android we don’t know yet if it will keep this same setup or have the ability to dual boot Android and Windows 7 or if it will be all Android. Lenovo is now targeting Q4 as a release for their Android powered devices. Pricing for these devices is rumored to be around $499.

May 28, 2010
From Lenovo Sales.
After careful consideration of market conditions and user feedback, Lenovo has decided to focus its resources on building a family of next-generation mobile internet devices based upon open technologies such as (but not limited to) the Android kernel, similar to the Lenovo smartphone, which is available for sale in China now.
As a result of Lenovo’s strategic shift towards open standards such as an Android kernel based environment, the Company has shelved its plans to release the initial version of the Skylight smartbook that featured a proprietary Linux based OS.
Lenovo remains committed to working with our strategic partners to deliver innovative products in the growing mobile internet space, including the aforementioned smartphones and smartbooks, as well as exploring innovative new concepts that continue to “push-the-envelope” like the U1 hybrid PC.
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