The first batch of the Android Tegra 2 combine tablets is yet to reach markets, but there’s more added to the queue. The latest addition to that series is the E-Noa Interpad from the company E-Noa which is based in Germany. They have come up with a tablet that is as impressive in appearance as it is in features.
The Interpad stares at you with its 10.1-inch capacitive multi touch screen, though the real surprise is perhaps on the other side of it. That’s where the Tegra 2 processor sits. Tt’s not just the Tegra 2 T20 system-on-chip with a frequency of 1 GHz present, however, but it also comes in a Dual ARM configuration. So it’s like having two ARM Cortex-A9 cores at your disposal which means quite the boost in performance.
Along with the dual core configuration, the Interpad also comes with a gig of DDR2 Ram and 16 gigs of onboard storage. Then there is the microSD card slot if you feel 16GB is too cramped. The entire range of input output slots and connectivity options can be found on the Interpad, including USB 2.0, stereo speakers, HDMI ports along with Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11 b/g WiFi. There will also be 3G and GPS functionality in the upscale models.
The operating system will be Android 2.1 as of now, though E-Noa has said the 2.2 Froyo version will definitely be made available for a future upgrade. Also, right now, users will have to be satisfied with the E-Noa’s own marketplace for downloading apps while the official Android Marketplace will open up once the Android 2.2 is incorporated.
Powering the Interpad will be a 3900 mAh battery that its makers claim will be good enough to sustain 8 to 12 hours of usage on a single charge. The device is just about a half inch think and measures 253 x 164 x 12.5 mm.
Coming to its price and availability, the Interpad will first retail in Germany where the base model can be yours for €399 or $520 USD while the upgraded model featuring 3G, GPS and webcam will set you back by €500 or $650 USD. Also, while the base version is reported to be heading to the retailers by December, no time frame has been released as to when we can expect the pricier upgraded model.
And lastly, if you think the tablet somehow looks familiar, you may not be wrong. The Interpad is rumored to be the very same Malata SMB-A1011 tablet that was on display at the Computex a few months back.
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