Here is one more tablet PC that is awaiting official debut this month and it’s one more to have the Android as its operating system. This time, its the UK based company Disgo that has decided to add to the already formidable crowd of Android tablet PCs which seems to be ever on the rise and is showing no signs of abetting. And to make it seen in this crowd, Disgo has decided to play the price card to ensure the tablet, which they have named ‘Tablet 6000‘ remains in competition. The tablet is priced at a quite affordable £179.99, though that’s not the only feature the Tablet 6000 can boast. It’s equipped with some cool features though here again, Disgoi has decided to play its cards close to its chest by not revealing all of the tablet’s features right now.
So by what is known as of now, the Tablet 6000 is in the 7 inch category with a WVGA touchscreen having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels making up the front end of the device. On the inside, there is 256MB of RAM along with 2 GB of storage which can be expanded further by way of a microSD card slot. Connectivity options with the Tablet 6000 is restricted to Wireless 802.11b/g/n. These apart, the Tablet 6000 also includes a miniHDMI port, two miniUSB ports, a 2.5mm headphones socket, and a pair of integrated 0.5W speakers.
As for its processor, the Tablet 6000 is built around an iMAPx200, 1GHz, 16KB L2 Cache, 266MHZ operation frequency chipset while Disgoi also added there are separate 2D/3D graphics accelerator to make sure graphic files are rendered with the least amount of fuss. Powering the Tablet 6000 is a 1500mAh rechargeable polymer battery, though its not known how long it can sustain things before requiring a recharge.
However, on the down side, the Tablet 6000 comes loaded with the Android 2.1; this when it’s the more recent Android 2.2 that everyone is looking forward to. Even more of a disappointment is that there is no timeframe mentioned as to when the upgrade to the latest Android Froyo can be expected. Also, and perhaps expectedly, there is no access to the official Android MarketPlace and its SlideMe Market that users will have to be contended with instead. Disgoi has also provided the Tablet 6000 with a YouTube viewer and Skyfire browser, as well as a wowBook eReader app. All of this is housed inside an extremely slim case that’s just 14.6mm thick.
The Tablet 6000 will be available from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and HMV from this month onwards.
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