I just got a notice that the new eLocity A7 7-inch touchscreen tablet running Google’s Android 2.2 is available for pre-order. It’s an Amazon.com exclusive. It’s interesting because it’s going to be a direct competitor to Apple’s iPad, and it’s basically running the same hardware as the Asus Eee Pad that was mentioned back in April.
It’s being referred to as an “Internet Tablet”, but it falls somewhere between an iPhone or Android-based phone, and the iPad. It does run Android apps – the manufacturer refers to over 75,000 apps. I’m surprised it only has 4GB of storage, however it does have an internal Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) slot which you can use to expand the on-board storage to 36GB. It also supports external USB flash drives up to 64GB in size. It supports quite a few video codecs, and with the 1080p HDMI port, you can connect to an HDTV and play them through there.
One selling point – the default browser for Android supports Flash. It mentions an unlocked card slot, which sounds like you can buy existing data service through various cell/mobile phone providers, for on-the-go internet access.
– Powered by Android 2.2 OS
– 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen
– NVIDIA Tegra II T-20, 1GHZ, 1MB L2
– 1080P support through HDMI output
– 512MB DDR2 RAM
– 802.11b/g with Bluetooth Wireless
– 4GB internal storage, SDHC slot, USB 2.0 connection for additional storage
– 1.3MP Web Camera
– 8.2 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches
– 1.02 pounds
eLocity A7 Touchscreen 7-Inch Android 2.2 Tablet (Black) – $369.99 ($429.99 regularly)