Last summer Witstech A81 tablet had made its appearance and had caught everyone’s attention. The tablet has impressed everyone with its 600 MHz ARM Aortex A8 based TI OMAP 3430 processor. It’s low pricing and simple design was what caught people’s attention. However, using Windows CE 6.0 as its operating system was the one major flaw of the gadget that marred the otherwise feel good factor that the tablet was able to rake up. Its manufacturer got into the act and had then promised to correct this issue by providing the Google Android as the OS which could be downloaded and installed on the device. However that is not to be though what did come our way is this A81-E tablet which has both the Android 2.1 and Windows CE in a dual boot configuration. So its somewhat like bringing on the best of both worlds as the A81 will now offer more options to its users.
However, apart from including the two operating systems, everything else by and large remains the same. So there is the same processor coupled to a 256 MB RAM along with 2GB of onboard flash storage space, something that can be stretched even further with the microSD card. The screen too continues to be the same 800 x 480 resolution 7 inch LED LED backlit, WVGA touchscreen display. The standard communication features of the A81 tablet include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi while powering the tablet will be a 3000 mAh battery.The A81 tablet is also able to playback MPEG2, MPEG4 files and is also compliant with H.264 video files.
So, there you have it. A tablet that boots up to both the Android or the Windows, depending on which flavor you are in the mood for. It also perhaps the first for any tablet to be able to do so. In the end, its the consumers who emerges the winner as they have both the Microsoft Office Mobile suite or the vast array of apps from the Android marketplace to fall back upon.
Witctech has come in with a very intelligent selling strategy by providing a dual boot option and all this comes at a even more lucrative price of just $199.99 though for the GPS version, you will have to shell out $15 extra.
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