Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is soon going to have company and competition from a company that many thought was only good for making light bulbs. Sylvania has drawn up grand tablet plans which are going to bear fruit starting this month, right in time to cash in during the holiday shopping craze. We are so sure because the tablet codenamed PID7901 has made it through the FCC regulations and is likely to be a market reality sometime soon.
As for the tablet’s credentials, the PID7901 features a 7 inch resistive touch screen display that includes 800 x 480 pixels. It has got a host of other convenient features like Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB ports, 512 MB of RAM, 2 GB of internal memory and an SD Card slot. Battery life is a decent 6 hours though more would have been welcome here. The tablet also features a HDMI output though it lacks some key hardware that will prevent the tablet to playback high definition videos.
However, when it’s about that all important stuff that drives the entire thing inside the tablet, the processor, nothing has been revealed as of now. Also not known is whether the 2.1 version of Android that the Sylvania tablet comes with by default can be upgraded to Android Froyo while access to Android Market seems almost ruled out, though it has not been declared officially.
And now, if all the above mentioned specs have failed to excite you, perhaps the price will. For the tablet costs a quite affordable $179.99 which is quite a few hundred bucks less than the current king in the 7 inch tablet segment from both a price and performance point of view – the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
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