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Kinpad Android Tablet Uses AMD Graphics

By - Source: Shanzai | B 19 comments

The $400 Kinpad I600 features 1080p H.264 video but no HDMI-out.

Overseas, the 7-inch Kinpad I600 tablet is making its debut, borrowing from Dell's Streak design by providing a similar smartphone-tablet hybrid setup but with a cheaper pricetag. However, one of the more interesting aspects about this hybrid device is that it uses AMD's Z430, the same GPU that is used in the HTC Desire smartphone.

Under the hood, the tablet sports an 800 MHz ARM Coretex-A8 CPU (via Freescale's i.MX51), 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of storage, a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a native resolution of 1024 x 600, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 802.11 b/g support and more.

As previously mentioned, the tablet is also capable of making/receiving calls and making/receiving SMS messages thanks to built-in support for 3G WCDMA UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850,900,1800,1900 MHz). Other goodies include built-in GPS, a front-facing camera, 1080p H.264 video playback (sorry, no HDMI output), Flash 10.1 thanks to Android 2.2 (Froyo), a 4200mAh battery, built-in microphone and other admirable features.

The tablet can actually be purchased from Merimobiles for $399.99-- that's $90 off the original price. The only drawback to this tablet is that it looks quite goofy when receiving and placing a call-- it's obviously bigger than most smartphones, so it appears as if the user is talking to a kitchen cutting board or one of those lap trays kids use when eating lunch on the couch while watching (Jane's favorite) Yo Gabba Gabba on TV.

Kinpad I600

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    Anonymous , December 20, 2010 10:59 PM
    Finally, a good tablet design! I can't stand the look and feel of iPad...
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    Yuka , December 20, 2010 11:07 PM
    Oh, God... Some good old nGage jokes are coming back to my mind right on this moment.

    Cheers!
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    jhansonxi , December 20, 2010 11:16 PM
    I was confused for a moment when I saw "Kin" and "Android" in the title - like "fail" and "future".
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    Flameout , December 21, 2010 12:11 AM
    that's a big phone!
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    dEAne , December 21, 2010 12:38 AM
    I don't like to call it a phone - more like an iPad.
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    arlandi , December 21, 2010 3:42 AM
    i never use headset before. never like it.
    but if i ever own anything like this, i may have to buy one...
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    elcentral , December 21, 2010 4:41 AM
    so no game test, a bit disapointing but no hdmi devestating. love to plugg stuff like this up to real monitors for some extra feel.
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    scrumworks , December 21, 2010 7:04 AM
    Ridiculous device. Imagine people on street talking to those monstrosities. Where are you going to carry that thing? It doesn't fit into your pocket. Useless.
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    zybch , December 21, 2010 7:21 AM
    Anyone who lets their child watch Yo Gabba Gabba is a child abuser.
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    ProDigit10 , December 21, 2010 11:13 AM
    kin from kindle,and pad from ipad... bad naming!
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    pim69 , December 21, 2010 12:32 PM
    Didnt anyone notice that the article says it plays 1080p, but the screen resolution is far less than that, and it doesnt have HDMI output? Is there even any method to display that resolution then? How can you even tell it supports 1080p if it has no method to show it to you?
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    segio526 , December 21, 2010 1:01 PM
    pim69Didnt anyone notice that the article says it plays 1080p, but the screen resolution is far less than that, and it doesnt have HDMI output? Is there even any method to display that resolution then? How can you even tell it supports 1080p if it has no method to show it to you?

    When they say that it means you can load a 1080p video onto it and it won't hiccup/stutter when you play it. If you have a library of 1080p videos at home, you won't have to re-encode (although you may still need to transcode) them to play them on this device. For the most part, it's just marketing being marketing.
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    bill gates is your daddy , December 21, 2010 1:12 PM
    scrumworksRidiculous device. Imagine people on street talking to those monstrosities. Where are you going to carry that thing? It doesn't fit into your pocket. Useless.


    But you are probably the iDouche that carries around an ipad.
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    joebob2000 , December 21, 2010 2:05 PM
    scrumworksRidiculous device. Imagine people on street talking to those monstrosities. Where are you going to carry that thing? It doesn't fit into your pocket. Useless.


    Man up and get a bigger pocket. Also, have you ever heard of bluetooth? This little wireless magic trick where you can get a headset the size of an eraser, hang it in your ear, and talk as if the giant phone was up to your head...
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    eddieroolz , December 21, 2010 10:16 PM
    Looks great.
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    bv90andy , December 21, 2010 11:04 PM
    I would have nothing against using a tablet as a phone when using it with a hands-free.
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