Here is one more tablet PC that can dual boot into both the Android 2.1 and Windows CE 6.0. And it comes hot on the heels of Witstech A81-E that too boasts of pulling off a similar feat. And its another company from China – Musican that has done this.
The one thing with the tablet that first catches your attention is its clean looks complete with an attractive aluminum body along with its 7 inch touchscreen. The screen has two option of being either the resistive variety or the capacitive variety with both supporting multitouch technology. The screen resolution also comes in choice of either the standard WVGA 800 X 480 pixels or the even better WXGA 1280 X 768 pixels. The device incorporates the Korean Telechips 8902B processor running at 720 MHz based on the ARM11 rchitecture. The tablet has separate 3D graphics GPU along with 256 MB of DDR2 RAM and a choice from 2 to 32 GB of inbuilt storage.
There is the set of standard communication features like b/g Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS. There are slots for SD and microSD cards along with a built in 3 axis accelerometer that will ensure screen orientation will follow your motion with the tablet. The device also has a front facing webcam.
Musican has also said the tablet is fully capable of playing back full HD 1080p video and for that it also includes an HDMI output port. The device has support for a large variety of video and audio codecs’.
Battery life isn’t something to cry home about though its good enough to support 8 hours of operation in continuous audio playback mode and down to 6 hours in video playback mode. The tablet is compact, measuring just 7.6 x 4.5 x 0.56 inches and weighing only 9.88 ounces.
Even though the processor is not amongst the fastest that is available for tablet devices like the Cortex A8 doing duty in the Wistech A81-E yet the Musician MID has a competitive streak in it. This is especially due to its separate graphics card and the feature of the HD video and graphics capabilities. The sleek design and the aluminum finish add attractiveness to the device. There is also the feature of dual boot and the touch screen technology option that is given.
The exact time of launch of this device along with the price would make a lot of difference to how the future of the MID market goes. Would it go the dual boot way or the operating system of choice would all be decided by devices like the Musicians MID and the contemporary devices to be launched.
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