Japan based company Onkyo has joined the Android party with a tablet running the Android Froyo. However, the biggest surprise might be lurking under the hood as the tablet is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor having a clock speed of 1 Ghz coupled to either a 512 MB or 1 GB RAM. This combined the Android Froyo should do a world of good to the tablet as far as responsiveness of the device is concerned specially in the wake of the earlier tablets from Onkyo running Windows that were blamed for sluggish performance.
The rest of the tablet specs is impressive too as the TA117 – that is what the tablet is dubbed – packs in quite a few goodies such as 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 2 USB 2.0 ports as well as a HDMI out slot. The tablet will be available in two flavors of 8 and 16 GB memory options which can be enhanced further by way of the SD card slot the tablet comes with. Then there is also a 1.3 megapixel camera at the front of the TA117. With a 10.1 inch 1024 × 600 pixel screen upfront, the TA117 measures a quite handy 267 x 173 x 14.8 mm while tipping the scales at 800 grams.
However, given Onkyo’s past record of limiting their products only within Japanese soil, one might have to travel all the way up to the land of the rising sun to get hold of these.
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