Eston MID-05 MID and N97 UMPC arrive

Nov 3, 2009
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It's all go at Eston's render labs this week, with two new tablets in the offing.  The company has sliced off the hardware keyboard from their MID-02 and produced the touchscreen-only MID-05, a 5-inch handheld running either Android or Windows CE.  If your fingers are too chubby for that, Eston also have the N97 MID, with a larger 7-inch touchscreen and integrated 3G.

The Eston MID-05 lacks 3G, but has WiFi b/g, an SDHC card slot and a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor.  There's also USB 2.0 connectivity and an integrated speaker, together with a headphone socket.

As for the Eston N97, despite the Nokia-aping name there's no slide-out QWERTY to be had.  Instead, there's the same Marvell CPU, which Eston claim is good enough for 1080p HD video, along with WiFi b/g and a 2,800mAh battery apparently capable of up to 4hrs runtime.  No word on pricing for either model, but the likelihood of them rocking up on US shores is perhaps scant.

[via Pocketables and via BestTabletReview]


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