Here is a tablet from the land of the rising sun that Mouse Computer has so fondly named the LuvPad, and it’s finally ready. It’s on the 19th of this month that the tablet PC will finally go on sale, though it’s in the Japanese market that the tablet will first begin its market assault.
The LuvPad is in the 10 inch category of tablets, equipped as it is with a 10.1 inch LED backlit touchscreen with multitouch and having a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Its heart is made up of an NVIDIA Tegra 250 processor coupled to 512 MB of DDR2 RAM. Storage space of 8 GB flash memory is a rather low though the microSD card slot makes things up here quite a bit. The special thing about the LuvPad is that the tablet will have Android 2.2 right from the start. In fact, the Android 2.2 has been worked on by NVIDIA so that the end result that we have is that the LuvPad, together with the power of the Tegra chipset and the ‘enhanced’ Android Froyo is able to deliver a much superior Flash experience and the LuPad is able to playback Flash videos with the least of hitch, even in the full screen mode.
Among the other technical specifications, the LuvPad includes an accelerometer, a light sensor, integrated speakers, and Bluetooth. The LuvPad is able to connect to the internet via 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi though there is no word yet about 3G connectivity.
As for the LuvPad’s accessibility to the Android Market, Mouse Computer has claimed the LuvPad is so powerful from a hardware point of view that its actually out of the range that Google has specified as the minimum criterion to access the Android market.
The LuvPad will go on sale at a price of ¥48,250 or about $575.
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