Freescale’s $200, Android/Linux Tablet Coming to CESBy Chris Weiss
We may still have nearly a month until Apple’s tablet release, but CES promises to fill the void with a slew of tablets from just about every other thinkable manufacturer.
Chipmaker Freescale has gotten the tablet party started a few days ahead of the show with a reference design for a tablet device that will feature a 7-inch touchscreen and run on the company’s low-power ARM-based processor. The tablet will be based around either Linux or Android and will include 3G compatibility and Wi Fi. Other specs include 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, 4 to 64GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 3MP camera and microSD expansion. Best of all, Freescale aims for a cost of just $200, making it a cheap alternative for those looking to get into the market without blowing the bank.