Apologies for the stolen image from slashgear, there actually isn't any real pictures of it yet.
This Tablet has been in the pipeline for nearly a year now after being shown at last years CES show, finally we have a Pre-order date of the 10th of January and a rumoured release of the 6th of January.
First of all is the price, various versions were all confirmed today,the good news for us here in the UK (And Europe) is that it is, unlike the Nexus S, a 'worldwide' price, that is there is one price and that remains the same wherever you are, just adjusted according to the exchange rates.
LCD Wi-Fi version will start at $375.33
3G version at $425.33 (for limited period?).
Transflective version (Pixel Qi) will start at $499.45 for Wi-Fi only and 3G variants at $549.99
However you look at it, it's pretty good value, basic version should be less than £300 in the UK- not sure about the import tax etc lottery though!
Specification is one of the reasons for the interest in this, sporting hardware equal or better than anything out there currently, highlights include:
- 10.1" WSVGA display (1024x600)
- Optional Pixel Q display
- Nvidia Tegra 250
- Dual core Cortex A-9
- 1Gb DDR2 Ram
- 1Gb SLC
- 8Gb Flash + SD card
- Mini Usb
- 2 x USB slots
The only downsides to this so far is the lack of any proper images or videos of the device, or even some decent hands on opinions.
There is a risk as it is a new company and this could all be a load of pish and the device turns out to be rubbish,conversely it could be just what the tablet market needs to give the big boys a kick to up their game, lets all hope it's the latter!
Personally this tablet is the reason I've not gone and bought an Advent Vega, if it is as it looks, it'll be the first real straight competitor to the ipad in terms of quality, size and performance- only better because it is Android and has such things as usb slots!