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Velocity Micro to show off budget friendly ICS tablets at CES

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Velocity Micro to show off budget friendly ICS tablets at CES
When Velocity Micro arrived at last year’s CES, they brought with them a few dual-cored Android tablets that could be had without breaking the bank. It appears as though this year the company will once again be showing off some more tablets on the cheap at CES, but this time devices featuring Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of choice.

Velocity Micro is choosing to stick with the Cruz moniker that has graced their tablets up until this point. The two ICS tablets will go by the names of the Cruz Tablet 507 and the Cruz Tablet 510. The Cruz Tablet 507 is going to be the cheaper of the two and will feature a 7-inch display and a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. The Cruz Tablet 510 on the other hand has a 9.7-inch display and is powered by that same 1.2GHz processor. It also measures in at an impressively svelte 8.9mm.  

Both Tablets have a front-facing camera but only the Cruz Tablet 510 has one on the rear as well. Also found on each device is an HDMI out and 8GB of internal storage. Each tablet will also have access to the Amazon App Store, QuickOffice Full and Kindle for Android.

According to Velocity Micro the Cruz Tablet 507 will be offered for under $150. Unfortunately there is no word on what pricing we can expect when the Cruz Tablet 510 becomes available. Stay tuned for any more info that we may learn on the two upcoming ICS tablets from Velocity Micro.

source: Android Guys  

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:32

1. speckledapple (Posts: 878; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


in all honesty, i have no idea why these companies that make budget tablets do not allow starting access to android market knowing full well that most who buy them will get it on there anyway. Its a free OS, why lock it down.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:39

2. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i guess its not their choice... blame Google imo.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:40

3. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


so... last year they brought with them dual-cored tablets, and this year only single-core ? huh ?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:18

4. Ian.M (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I guess because of the added features of their ICS tablets they had to find a way to cut cost if they want to keep their lower prices. Last year they used the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 so I guess they thought they can get away with a bump in processor speed, despite it being a single-core...

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