Technicolor, the company that has become a household name for its film processing abilities has now entered the tablet segment, surely hoping to replicate the success that it has achieved with films. But then, tablets are in an entirely different realm and one where competition seems to be getting fierce by the day. Sure, the tablet comes with unprecedented media capabilities which also is along expected lines comes as it form a company with so dominating a presence in the world of films. So what makes the Media Touch 2.0 TVA200 so special. Let’s find out.
To begin with, the Media Touch is in the 7 inch category of tablets with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution capacitive touch screen of that size making up the display area. The four usual Android buttons can be seen below the screen indicating Android to be operating system running the entire tablet operation though what’s most strange is the fact that its neither Google or Android that finds mention in the registered trademark section.
The rest of the specification details reveal a Freescale ARM Cortex A8 processor having a clock speed of 800MHz, an integrated webcam at the front, 2 USB ports, and an SD card reader. For connecting to the Internet, the Media Touch includes WiFi along with optional 3G, and derives power from a 3450mAh Li-ion battery. The device also comes bundled with a charging dock though that’s the sole purpose of its existence and does not offer additional ports or any other function.
Now coming to the Media Touch tablet’s claim to fame or USP lest you think all that has been mentioned above is already increasingly becoming commonplace. The Media Touch allows users to combine the various cable and IP services on offer from local service providers. In fact, Technicolor has already entered into a partnership with PCCW, the quad-play service provider in Hong Kong which means all existing PCCW subscribers will be able to use the Media Touch tablet to carry out a variety of diverse tasks such as making video calls, play IPTV, or simply to connect to and browse the net. Also with Technicolor already having a presence in the service provider market due to it having its roots as Thomson – makers of set top boxes, we might also get to see service providers even offering customized versions of the Media Touch tablet that would add value to the triple or quad-play service packages.
Lastly, while its not known when the tablet would be ready to enter markets or what it will cost, the fact that the tablet has already made it through FCC can be an indication of it officially launched during the upcoming CES. So watch out.