The photos show off many of the usual suspects, including micro-USB and HDMI ports, and a front-facing camera. Three capacitive buttons are evident on the front, which led to speculation that the device may not ship with ICS. We’re not sold on this, as the presence or absence of hardware buttons in ICS is an OEM choice, and leaked phones from HTC and others combine capacitive buttons with ICS. If the 10.1 inch tablet comes to market with ICS, it’s hard to imagine this device shipping without it.
Intriguingly there’s an ear piece, raising the question of whether it’ll have voice capabilities like the Galaxy Note and Dell Streak. According to the tipster, the device will be marketed under the upcoming IdeaTab branding. That seems to indicate that it will be positioned as portable tablet with voice capability rather than the latest example of an over-sized phone, although in practice they amount to similar products.
Anyone out there interested in a 5 inch Android tablet-phone?