ICD Ultra Android 2.0 Tablet. Specifications and Overview.

Posted on 21 December 2009, Last updated on 10 June 2018 by

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Information on the ICD Ultra appeared via Engadget and NBC (Via Ebooktest)  over the over the weekend and we’ve just spotted that the information is also available on a new webpage and hidden PDF (currently available here) on the ICD website. The information reveals a ton of exciting specifications including Android V2 and built-in 3G.

Engadget’s hands on says:

“The version we had a chance to play with — a prototype running Android 2.0 — was blazingly fast when it came to 1080p playback and web browsing inch

Looking at the specs it appears that we’re seeing the first device on the new Nvisia Tegra Platform. Details aren’t available but we suspect it to be a multi-core Cortex A5 design. If it’s running at 1Ghz and if Android can take advantages of a multi-core OS then yes, this is going to be fast and multi-tasking capable.

Information and updates are being tracked in a new ICD Ultra product page at UMPCPortal

As for size, we’re a little dissapointed. The target weight is 600gm which is too big for e-reading. Based on whave we’ve seen with the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, we’re sure that something thinner and lighter is possible. The 16-bit screen isn’t going to impress video fans either.

However, if ICD can sell entry-level versions of this for under 300 as is suggested on the Engadget article, it makes it a very very interesting home tablet indeed. 7 inch works well in the hands and looks great on a coffee-table.

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Specifications from our ICD Ultra product information page.

  • Manufacturer: ICD
  • Model name: Ultra
  • CPU type: Nvidia Tegra
  • CPU speed: 1000 Mhz
  • OS: Android V2.0
  • Display Size: 7″ 800 X 480
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Flash: 512 MB
  • Weight (target): 600gm / 21.2 oz.
  • Size (w/h/d mm) 186/158/18 mm
  • Size (w/h/d inches) 7.3/6.2/0.7

Physical Interfaces

  • Micro USB
  • HDMI
  • Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)

Wireless Interfaces

  • 802.11b/g
  • BT 2.1
  • 3G option

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)

  • FM radio
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Mic array
  • Accelerometer
  • Stereo speakers
  • GPS (option)

Alternatives and comparable devices can be found in the product database.

Stay tuned for more information and hands on. We plan to check this one out in detail at CES in Jan.

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