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Woow Digital's Android Tablet Could Be The One

David Gilbert


Woow Digital's Android Tablet Could Be The One

Woow Digital is not really a household name in the tablet world but we have to give it kudos for having the audacity to title its latest Android-powered tablet 'The One'. There is something elemental and magnetic about the name and we are eager to learn more.

Images of the up-coming 10in tablet have been leaked on the internet with the tablet apparently running Android’s much rumoured Gingerbread-update of its OS platform. On the inside The One will run on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 core processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage. The 10in screen will have a 1024 x 600 resolution, while wireless connectivity will be provided by way of Bluetooth, WiFi and WCDMA 3G.

Woow Digital which currently sells two 7in Android tablets – one of which is marked Sold Out on its website – is a Japanese-based company. It is planning to sell The One in its native country before Christmas for ¥42,000 (£320) before it goes on sale in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe.

With CES 2011 coming upon us very soon, and it being the era of the tablet, Woow Digital will be hoping to get a jump on its competitors and attract customers who just can’t wait to get their hands on an Android tablet running Gingerbread. However it is more likely that people will want to wait for the tablet-specific Honeycomb version of Android.

Via Engadget

Brian Carter

November 26, 2010, 6:02 pm

I still think that the majority of people don't want to pay the premium of the 3g chip. In which case, all Android tablets start with an unnecessary markup since the Android Marketplace currently requires a 3g connection. Once Android drops that (maybe in Honeycomb? who knows) then I can see Android tablets properly compete - by which I mean, come in 10% under the budget of the equivalent iPad. I realise £320 is well under 429*90%, but that's for a 7" without the UK tax.

Apart from the 3g chip, it looks like it's starting from a good base though.


November 26, 2010, 6:30 pm

Agree with Brian. I was thinking about 3G in a tablet recently and it is something I could almost entirely do without. I dont get a wi-fi signal near my work (in Edinburgh city centre) but neither do I get 3G in the building or almost on the entire train journey home. In short, it isn't something I would want to pay for really.

Like all of us, I expect to see dozens of tablets released next year. I'm fairly certain the Android devices will come in cheaper than iPads but I think this will come down to materials used more than anything else. If you can live with a more plasticy device with flex then Im sure you will be able to pick up some bargains compared to iPad prices next year.


November 26, 2010, 6:34 pm

I agree with Brian that 3G on a tablet that is largely going to be used around the home is not a necessity. With that in mind, the Advent Vega tablet is a very good tablet already, especially considering the low price (£250) and the very active community which has already improved it :)

Tim Sutton

November 26, 2010, 7:38 pm

I've led a happy and fulfilled 26 years due largely to never buying anything that has an exclamation point as part of its logo.


November 26, 2010, 8:51 pm

Potentially a step forward if only for Tegra & Gingerbread yet price point still feels a little high. But putting pressure on the likes of Notion Ink Adam who really need to get into the shops asap!


November 26, 2010, 8:52 pm

I agree with the need to make 3G optional to lower the price. It's a simple point - tablets are for sitting around which means Wi-Fi. Smartphones are for walking around meaning a cell connection, and I don't see many people marching down the street holding 7-10" of tech - but a nice extra nonetheless, and we all know during that Spring media frenzy, had Apple omitted it, there would have been no end of whinging.

"I've led a happy and fulfilled 26 years due largely to never buying anything that has an exclamation point as part of its logo."

Tim Sutton for President. (On that note, it's a good job 'Always' never went with 'Always!')

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