A company called Innovative Convergent Devices has put info up on their website about a new device called the Vega, which purportedly will be an Android 2.0 powered device which will come in your choice of size: 7”, 11” or up to a whooping 15.6”.
Check the specs (likely subject to change):
- Android OS
- 7/11/15.6” resistive touchscreen at 1366×768
- Nvidia Tegra (probably the Tegra 600 or 650, which are both Arm 11)
- 4 hour battery life
- 512MB of RAM
- 512MB of memory (expandable through MicroSD)
- Bluetooth and WiFi b/g
- Options for 2G or 3G data module
- headphone jack and webcam
- dual microphones
And one other thing listed on the spec sheet that is rather odd: 262,000 colors (6-bit) which seems sort of low for a device that claims to be usable for HD content.
The press release on IDC’s site says that the device will be released through “Tier 1” carriers in the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, which should mean that the device will be subsidized. They are also set to show off a demo unit at this year’s CES (Jan 7-10) and hope to launch in the first half of 2010.
There is a lot of talk about thebeing a “no compromise” product that consumers really want, however, I don’t know about you… but I’d call a device with no physical keyboard and a resistive touchscreen just that: a compromise. Your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.