Here’s some good news for those who have been waiting for a rather small tablet device but were too scared of the $500 or so price tag that the Dell Streak 5 commands. Of course there is the Archos 5 Internet Tablet but if you still want something that is even cheaper, here is the Acorp EM501R tablet pc that will cost just $88. The price though is only for distributors who are buying a minimum of 1000 units of the EM501R tablet. So for the actual buyers, it might come in at a cost of around $100, which is still not bad.
The EM501R tablet though isn’t disappointing and is compact enough to fit into most pockets. The screen measures almost 5 inches, 4.8 inches to be exact and on account of the bigger screen size will provide for a better view of web browser, video and apps than a 3.5 inch phone. The resistive touchscreen has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. There is also a microSD card slot as well as an audio out port.
Behind the screen sits a 600mhz Rockchip ARM9 processors, which makers Acorp claims is enough for a glitch-free playback of DivX, MPEG2, MKV, FLAC, OGG and AC3 files. The tablet will also feature the open source Android 1.5 operating system. Acorp however did add that the latest 2.2 Froyo will also be accommodated sometime in future.
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