Rydeen presents the gPad GCOM701 Android tablet

Rydeen gPad GCOM701 tabletAnother Android tablet is set to come, this time by Rydeen and its name is gPad GCOM701.

The Rydeen gPad GCOM701 features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a GPS with Navteq software pre-installed. Also an 800 MHz ARMADA 166 processor is included, 2 GB internal storage + a micro SD card and the battery can resist up to 8 hours.

The price is not revealed yet, neither the Android OS version that it will run, but the release date is set on November 2010 in UK, and i’m sure until then we will find more information about this Rydeen tablet.

Press Release:

“Rydeen Introduces the “gPad” GCOM701
Android-based Device Features 7-inch Touch Screen, 2MP Front-facing Camera

Torrance, Calif., August 31, 2010 – Rydeen Mobile Electronics today introduced the GCOM701, a slate form factor device utilizing the Android® operating system. Powered by the Marvell® ARMADA™ 166 application processor, the GCOM701 delivers seamless connectivity; live, real-time content; rich and immersive media experiences — all with very long battery life. The new device exceeds innovation and availability standards in the Android based MID (Mobile Internet Device) market today. The new device features a front-facing camera, removable memory and direct-access hardware buttons. The GCOM701 is expected to ship in November 2010 and will be available in two colors, black and white.

The GCOM701 comes to market at a time when large-screen tablets with virtual keyboards are the talk of consumer electronics blogs and coverage. With a 7-inch TFT touch panel and 800×480-pixel resolution, the GCOM701 offers ample screen space for Web surfing, reading eBooks and viewing images, video and e-mail, in portrait or landscape mode. Its slim form factor makes it easy to carry in an oversized pocket or bag.

When it comes to features and connectivity, the GCOM701 delivers. WiFi connectivity (802.11 b/g) and GPS are built in. Bluetooth capability, along with an internal microphone and speaker, enable usage with Internet-based communications services such as Skype™. A front-facing camera enhances communications capabilities with video. The microSD slot accepts SDHC cards up to 32GB, giving ample space to store songs, pictures and videos, and both standard and mini USB plugs allow jump drives and portable devices to plug right in. For private listening, users can plug their favorite headphones into the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the road, the GCOM701 functions as a Portable Navigation Device (PND), complete with 4 million Points of Interest (POIs), powered by Navteq™.

Central to the new GCOM701 is the ARMADA 166 processor running at 800 MHz with 2Gbit of on-board RAM. An internal 7.4-volt battery delivers ample standby and up to 6-hour of operational time at full power mode (normal usage condition, up to 8-hour).

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