Posted on 25 May 2010
We’ve had a few emails and ‘heads-up’ from people about potential issues with the Enso Zenpad but because of the lack of resource here to investigate , we just haven’t been able to give you any reliable information.
I’d like to point your attention to Engadget now though so if you’ve ordered a zenPad, please add to the comments here or there.
The Zenpad is an ARM11 tablet made by SMiTS and also sold by EviGroup as the Wallet. We are in communication with EviGroup about getting a review sample so maybe it’s a good idea to hold off until we get that!
No, we didn’t get an Enso zenPad — Engadget.
Posted on 10 May 2010
We highlighted last week that the EviGroup Wallet [specifications] would be going into production very soon. It seems that SMiTs is also getting ready to put their design through production for Enso as the ZenPad.
In a post at Chinable, they offer up a preview video (note the Google Maps, Google marketplace, Gtalk apps) and some notes that indicate this is an Android 1.5 build. A non-3G version is to be launched first. The price of the ZenPad is $155 (120 Euro) so perhaps, just perhaps, the 199 Euro EviGroup Wallet really does include 3G although it’s more likely that taxes and GPS make up the difference. The comments on the post indicate that the ZenPad is heading to production.
So many questions remain open about this device that it’s hard to even try to place it. IF it gets the Android market and runs well in 256MB RAM, it could make an interesting alternative to the Archos 5 which doesn’t have the physical buttons (it uses screen space for virtual buttons) and doesn’t run the Google apps well due to limited memory after hacking. Without a capacitive screen or a high-end CPU, this will never be in the same league as something like the Dell Mini 5 but if if does appear, either in ZenPad or Wallet branding with 3G for 199-Euro, it becomes an interesting low-cost mobility option.
Thanks Mike Cane
Posted on 09 April 2010
Engadget have looked into a pre-ordering delay on the Enso zenPad (a version of a device from a company called Smits) and have found some strange goings on. If you’ve ordered the zenPad, check out the article at Engadget. If you haven’t ordered the zenPad, we advise to wait until things are cleared up.