Itâ€™s starting to happen. Those promised Tegra2 tablets of 2009 and 2010 are starting to appear. Weâ€™ve seen the Interpad and the AC100 as firm launches and now itâ€™s Pioneer Computers turn. Theyâ€™ve just emailed information about their which appears to be based on the Compal tablet weâ€™ve seen around trade-shows this year.
With a capacitive screen itâ€™s not going to trip itself up like the Huawei S7 although it remains to be seen if this is blessed with Google licensed software. Without Market, Maps, Gmail and sync itâ€™s a no-go for many. Sideloading of applications helps but isnâ€™t the ideal scenario.
$499 $AU seems to be a good price but it must be noted that this isnâ€™t with 3G (a $AU99 extra) which, if the lack of GPS is also true, combines with the lack of webcam and [correction: webcam is a free option] potential lack of Google Android apps to make a serious list of issues.
Weâ€™ve got an email out to Pioneer about the Google applications, Android 2.2, GPS and the docking station but I guess weâ€™ll have to wait for those Aussieâ€™s to wake up on Friday morning to get the information. In the meantime weâ€™ve added what we can into the product database and will be updating it as we get new information. Let us know what you think in the comments here or on the product page.