Brasser, the famous lens manufacturer has taken the plunge into the highly competitive but hugely lucrative world of Tablet PCs. In fact it should be an indication of the immense potential that the tablet segment holds, enough to lure in someone that has no previous experience in the IT sector. So it does not matter if you haven’t heard of the company before or have seen ‘Brasser’ inscribed only on such things like binoculars, microscopes or telescopes. Now you can be sure its the same Brasser that has come up with a 7 inch tablet device.
Also, having no previous experience in the tablet segment, or for that matter with anything even remotely related to the world of computing should not be taken as in indication of things not working out the way it should with the tablet they have come up with. Rather, lets explore the device a bit and find out what its all about.
To begin with, the tablet has been christened Brasser MID 7 and is one more to join the 7 inch tablet segment that is getting increasingly crowded by the day and is one more to run the by now famous Android operating system, though its the slightly older 2.1 version and not the latest Android Froyo. The 7 inch touchscreen will have a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels which though could have done with a bit more to ensure even sharper and more distinct displays. Also, the screen lacks multi-touch support as well.
This apart, the Brasser MID 7 comes with a quite impressive 4 GB of RAM while connectivity options with the tablet includes Wi-Fi along with 3G while the tablet includes an USB port as well.
As for its battery, Brasser claims its good enough to ensure 8 hours of unhindered tablet experience. Dimension wise, the tablet measures 8.3 x 4.9 x 0.47 inches while tipping the scales at around one pound. As for its price, the tablet will go on sale for €299.
So it will be interesting to see how the company fares especially when it has such stalwarts like the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Blackberry PlayBook for company with Apple too reportedly developing a 7 inch version of its immensely popular iPad.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email