SpeedUp Technology said that it plans to reveal one of the thinnest and lightest Android tablets of its class during COMPUTEX 2013. The SpeedUp Pad will sport a 7.85-inch screen, measure only 0.31 inches thick and weigh a mere 0.6 pounds. Android 4.2.1 "Jelly Bean" will be the OS of choice although the device will be packed with the company's own SpeedUp Studio digital content store.
"Speedup Pad is a statement of beauty in technology," the company said. "Every detail is designed with extreme precision. With a 7.85 inch, the thinnest, lightest tablet with SpeedUp Studio, SpeedUp Pad will be highly competitive in the market, bringing a brand new experience to consumers, app developers and distributors as like."
The tablet features a 7.85 inch IPS display screen with 1024 x 768 resolution, powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8225Q) or MediaTek's quad-core MTK8389 SoC -- depending on the model -- and a 4,000 mAh battery that "lasts all day". Also under the hood will be 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera on the back, a 2MP camera on the front, and a microSD card slot for additional storage.
SpeedUp said the tablet will also support for 3G wireless standards, including HSPA 7.2 Mbps or EVDO Rev A. As for pricing, the tag will be relatively cheap considering the 3G support, costing a mere $249 when it becomes available this August. Actually that pricing may be for a Wi-Fi only model, with a separate SKU featuring 3G connectivity possibly being offered for a higher price.
The product availability and specification varies by market and will be rolled out gradually in Indonesia, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Dubai, Sri Lanka, India, USA, Timor-Leste, and Hong Kong. That said, we'll have to wait and see what SpeedUp will actually offer for us here in the States next month during the show.