Skytex is working on getting more performance in their low cost tablets, using Freescale’s new 1.2Ghz i.MX53 with better video and graphics, the Telechips 8803 ARM Cortex-A8 and the new VIA Wondermedia ARM9 with a better DSP.
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Available now. ARM Cortex-A9 Single-core AmLogic based 7″ tablet 800mhz performance for below $95 in bulk.
I thought it was fun to see a Microsoft booth in the Open Source park at CeBIT 2011, so I went jokingly to ask if it was a mistake, turns out Microsoft has lots of things going on with Open Source around the world. “Microsoft is changing into a more open company”, does that mean Windows 8 for ARM will be open source and free? Does Microsoft prepare Azure OS to compete with Chrome OS? Should Microsoft and Nokia simply take Honeycomb and improve on that and call it Microdroid?
Telechips is ready with their ARM Cortex-A8 and is set to be implemented in a new bunch of affordable and yet more powerful Android devices. Cool!
Zinwell is one of the worlds top-5 Realtek based media player box makers, after Western Digital, Xstreamer, now they want to support full Android and eventually Google TV for ARM, so they take the Marvell Berlin (Armada 1000?) processor platform, even add DVB tuner and e-Sata ports, to provide full HD web browsing speed and the performance needed for full Flash and all Web videos and the like.
Hanvon is the leading e-ink e-reader maker in the Chinese market with 70% market share, now they are also moving into making Android tablets. This one has a Samsung Hummingbird 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 7″ capacitive screen, and Hanvon has designed some custom home replacement user interface.
This is what I found at a booth at CeBIT:
Shenzhen AUDE Technology Co Ltd is showing their tablets at CeBIT 2011, the Freescale i.MX51 ARM Cortex-A8 based tablet is 0.4Kg can retail at below $200 while the x86 one is 0.9Kg and could retail for above $400.
This is a 10.1″ 1280×800 capacitive new Tegra2 tablet made by Gigabyte. This is not a final design, they’ll tweak and improve the design before mass production to be selling this by July this year around there.
Gigabyte is launching this dual-hard drive NAS product, powered by a Marvell ARM processor, it has dual-LAN and a bunch of embedded software features.
AMD is doing some work on their x86 stuff, their new atom alternative, medium/low power consumption, medium/low pricing, puts some nice performance in there for USB3 and HDMI output stuff on such compact PC. This kind of motherboard can be bought for about 100 euros, one only needs to add RAM and a Hard Drive to this to have a full Desktop PC.