October 21, 2014

Packard Bell and Amiga Enter Android Tablet Fray

Two prominent names from the 90’s PC era have entered the Android tablet game, hoping  to grab a piece of the pie.  Amiga is rolling out a pair of Android 2.2 tablets in 7-inch and 10-inch variants, both of which can be purchased immediately. According to the email we received, the 7-inch Xpedio 7 MT model will be nearly identical to the Galaxy Tab with a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and 16GB storage. At $299 it will be a tough sell against the likes of Samsung, especially with its 800 x 480 resolution screen and 1.3-megapixel camera. The 10-inch version (Xpedio 10 MT) looks to fetch $449 and should have the same internals save for its larger screen. The picture you see above is said to be a stack of their tablets rolling off the assembly line. Amiga promises that these tablets will see Honeycomb once Google releases the code to all.

Currently, Amiga is donating at least $25 of each purchased tablet to relief efforts in Japan and Haiti. Down the road, addition initiatives and schools will benefit from the Amiga cause. All one has to do is enter Japan or Haiti in the promotional code section when checking out with their purchase.

Packard Bell plans to offer a slightly more powerful experience with their new Honeycomb-powered Liberty Tab. Hardware looks to feature a 10.1-inch display at 1280×800 with a 5-megapixel camera on back and 2-megapixel snapper on front. Other details include an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, USB ports, and support for Wi-Fi, 3G, HDMI, Bluetooth, and GPS. Europeans can pick theirs up later this summer (June) in either Pearl White or Cherry Red.