Nationite Announces Android-Powered Rocktab


We just received a press release from Nationite announcing their new Rocktab Android tablet. Now, before you start salivating about a hot new tablet with Honeycomb, a 20-inch screen and a quad-core Chuck Norris processor, we should warn you that the Rocktab doesn’t have any of this. It’s certainly no Galaxy Tab. Granted, it’s not bad with its 7-inch, 800×480 resolution resistive touch screen and Rockchip RK2808 processor, but it’s not going to blow anyone out of the water.

The Rocktab runs Android 1.5 (okay, not the best choice) and also features a trackball, WiFi, 3G, and a USB host. The best part? Fully-working (and legal. we’re looking at you, Augen) Market. The Rocktab isn’t made to be dazzling or show-stopping, that’s for sure. It’s made to be an entry-level tablet that offers good functionality at a great price. It comes in a 2GB version that will sell for $129.50. 8GB and 16GB flavors are also available, at slightly higher prices of course.

So, anyone have any interest in getting this tablet?


  1. Color me intrigued. I watched the video included in the press release and found their honesty a bit refreshing.

    For a lay-around-the-living-room type of device, which is what I want a tablet for, this might just be good enough. And $130, if that price holds, is impulse-buy territory for which I won’t get thrown out of the house.

    I’m going to keep an eye on this.

  2. Fair enough that the specs are low at that price, but there’s no excuse for Android 1.5 when 2.2 has been available for months, for zero cost to the manufacturer. I’m only in the market for something with power, but even if I weren’t, there’s no way i’d consider this. The company clearly doesn’t care about their product or their customer.

  3. My requirements are 2.2 and capacitive screen with reasonable processor. Ideally would handle Xvid… For me a tablet will be for web and video. No need for mobile/cellular functionality – I can tether to my phone if I’m not near free Wifi.

    I’m thinking maybe Samsung Galaxy or Archos 70 – anyone know of other devices fitting the above? (trying to compile a list pre Christmas 🙂 )

  4. No no no this is utter fail. The RAM kills it…128 megs on -any- android is painful, and your web browsing experience will be a crashfest. It’d much rather have 512 megs ram and 128 megs of -storage-

  5. I think it’s interesting the rapid, and frankly difficult to keep up with pace of innovation, that Android shows. 7 months ago the Droid was the hotness. 5 months ago it was the Nexus One. 2 months ago it was the Incredible. This month it’s been the EVO 4G.

  6. Yes ,it made to be an entry-level tablet that offers good functionality at a great price.
    That’s the great article! I just pass ‘n read it, two thumbs up!