While Shanzai.com seem to be fairly upbeat about this 7â€ touchscreen (resistive it appears) tablet, Iâ€™m not so sure. I had the same reservations about the Camangi Webstation (which turned out to be less than exciting) and I have the same reservations about the Archos 7 tablet. Iâ€™ve experienced it with the SmartQ7 tablet too. The reason is that weâ€™re looking at an Android device built on a processing architecture that pre-dates even the first Android phones.
Viaâ€™s WonderMedia platform might be cheap, but with its ARM9 architecture core itâ€™s going to be less than exciting when it comes to web browsing and many other CPU-intensive applications.
Come on Asia. Get some ARMv7/Cortex cores in those tablets instead of aiming for the lowest possible price. $100 might be cheap but if itâ€™s good for nothing, whatâ€™s the point?