Here’re some exciting tablet computers unveiled at the CES 2001 in Las Vegas.
- Dell Streak 7 tablet, which will come to T-Mobile USA’s network later this year, includes a 7-inch screen and a dual core processor. The device would run Android 2.2 out of the box, however Dell said it would be upgradable to Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” when that releases later this year.
A 10-inch version is also on its way, and was briefly shown by the company at the show.
- Toshiba “Tegra 2” would run on NVidia’s Tegra chip technology. While the demo device shown to CES attendees is running Android 2.2, it should ship with Android 3.0. It’s a little bigger than the streak with a 10-inch screen.
A cool feature with this tablet is the technology included called “Resolution Plus.” Just like modern DVD players, the standard definition video is upconverted to appear as high definition. It will also include front and rear facing cameras, as well as Mini USB, USB, HDMI, and microSD card slots.
- Motorola Xoom specs includes: Android 3.0, dual-core 1GHz processor, front and rear-facing cameras, HDMI, 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, and data support from Verizon Wireless when it releases later this quarter.
For those wishing to take advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, an attachment would be offered in the second quarter of this year. See this video from Tim for a little bit more on the Xoom.
- Vizio Via running Android and sports an 8-inch screen. Those that have seen it up close say the sharpness beats that of the iPad: this could be explained by the fact that the iPad’s screen is almost two inches larger.
Initial models of the device will include 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity, although it would have the capability down the road to support cellular data, the company says. Mini-HDMI is supported, and not surprisingly the device includes IR support so you can use it as a remote control.
- NEC LT-W based around dual 7-inch resistive 800 x 600 touchscreens and a clamshell hinge, the new tablet runs Android 2.1 on an ARM Cortex A8 processor.
Connectivity includes WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, USB 2.0, SDHC and optional 3G. There’s also a speaker, GPS, an accelerometer and a 3-megapixel camera. NEC reckons the LT-W’s battery is good for up to five hours of runtime.