A tablet device from Best Buy is soon going to be a reality and the confirmation comes from none other than the company’s CTO and founder of Geek Squad, Robert Stephens, who revealed some teaser shots of the upcoming tablet on Twitter. However, what has been shown is just the outer shell which again has left experts divided in their opinion on the form factor as to some it resembles the HP Slate though some believe it’s an iPad clone. The latter might be closer to reality as Best Buy too has stated they are targeting Apple’s offering with their tablet device.
It would be interesting to note that Stephens had earlier revealed a tablet device is slowly gaining final shape in their camp. He had also stated that the tablet would come with Android 2.2 pre-installed and would also feature a built-in camera, among other features. However, there is no word yet if the pictures shown of the tablet is the same that was described almost a month ago.
Meanwhile, the tablet does look remarkably impressive and well built and may carry the Rocketfish badge, as has been the case with many of the computer peripherals that has come from the twin B camp. There is no news as to when we can expect the device to be on store shelves, though the fact that it’s just the outer shell that is being displayed and not a working prototype can be an indication that a few months of development time on the tablet is needed. The likely cost has been kept a secret, though the fact that Rocketfish branded products carry affordable price tags can be a welcome piece of news. So keep tuned for more on this as they become available.
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