The first time we got wind of two new tablet PCs to come from Firstview was during the CeBIT held in March. Well, that’s about two months since then and there is some more information available of the two ‘not so big tablets’ as of now. Also, from what seems evident is that its Chinese makers used the time to further work upon the two tablet PCs so that they are a bit more comprehensive.
So, the two tablet PCs, designated as Firstview PC607V and PC707R now have the ARM9 533 processor with a clock speed of 533MHz instead of an ARM 11 processor that these were earlier touted to come equipped with. Coupled to the ARM9 processor is either a 128MB or a 256MB RAM. Both of the tablets run the Android 1.6 OS and have 2GB of internal memory. You also have another option with the OS here as the tablets can also be availed of that run on Windwos CE 6.0.
Screen size for the tablets stand at 7 inches of resistive touchscreen interface having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Apart from being able to receive command via finger press, the tablets also come with a stylus which can be used to interact with the device. And when not in use, there’s a slot that will hold the stylus neatly. The entire tablet measures a quite compact 8.2 x 4.7 x 0.96 inches. Among the other features the tablet can boast of include slots for a SIM card and an SD card, which means there’s scope to increase the memory further, twin USB 2.0 ports along with a headphone jack plus provisions to attach stereo speakers. Then there’s also a front facing camera. Connectivity options with the Firstview includes WiFi b/g along with an optional 3G. The tablet will draw power from a 2100mAh battery.
However, there’s still no information as t what it might cost though its believed to be in the budget tablet segment. So while we wait for more information on this, what’s also interesting is the coming of a bigger tablet of the same family. One that is reported to come equipped with a 10.1 inch screen. So let’s keep our fingers crossed till then.
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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