Ectaco showed off their new Lux Android Tablet at BEA 2012 in the Digital Zone this year and it has finally been made available. It features a 5” TFT, 800 x 480 pixel display and features close to 16M colors. The big selling point behind this is that the tablet has a blackberry-esque swiveling keyboard, which can be moved behind the screen. It comes bundled with Google Android 4.0 and some Russian Speech software.
When I played with this at Book Expo America 2012, the one thing I noticed was how pocket friendly it was. This is finally a solid portable tablet for the business minded individual with a built in keyboard. I find touchscreen keyboards to be inconvenient for SMS, email, and text messaging. It is fast and responsive and would be a good addition to anyone doing work on the go and needs something small and lightweight. It is available right now for $499.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.