Freescale Announces 7-inch $200 Tablet Design

The tiny device packs a 1GHz i.MX515  processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, a 1,024 x 600 touch panel, 4GB to 64GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, optional 3G WWAN module, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a USB 2.0 socket, audio in / out, 3 megapixel camera, an accelerometer and a 1,900mAh battery.

While Engadget reports that the device is "little more than a great idea" at the moment, the company is said to be aiming to make the device available for partner evaluation starting next month, which would be excellent timing considering all the touchscreen tablet talk we've been hearing from/about other companies lately.

What do you guys think? It might be ugly as sin (I think it's so ugly it's actually kind of charming, but there you go) though $199 isn't something to turn your nose up at. Interested?

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  • 08nwsula
    too bad the screen is supposed to be resistive and not capacitive
  • darkknight22
    at this point with the circus surrounding the JooJoo, I'm gonna go with "I'll believe it when I see it".....
  • idisarmu
    08nwsulatoo bad the screen is supposed to be resistive and not capacitive

    Is multitouch THAT important to you???

    What's wrong with resistive? Pinch zoom is nice, but not worth the extra price at the moment.