ezGear SurfBoard 700 rides the Android tablet tide

Jul 7, 2010
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ezGear may be better known for their range of console, smartphone and PMP accessories, but the tablet gravy-train has obviously been too much for the company to resist.  They've just outed the ezGear SurfBoard 700, a 7-inch WVGA Android MID based on RockChip's RK2818 chipset and offering WiFi b/g, a 2-megapixel camera and HDMI output.

There's also USB 2.0 (both device and Host ports) together with a microSD card slot, stereo speakers, lighted trackball and a headset jack.  ezGear reckon the SurfBoard 700 will last for up to 20hrs of music playback or 9hrs of video, and the whole thing measures 7.87 x 0.57 x 4.72 inches.

Unsurprisingly there are still some questions to be answered; ezGear don't mention which version of Android the tablet is running, and while the description says there's an app download store it's not clear whether that's the official Android Market or a third-party alternative.  We're not sure on the UI, either; it looks like ezGear have taken the screenshot Archos use for the (Windows 7 based) Archos 9 PC Tablet and futzed out the Microsoft parts.  No pricing, either, though ezGear say the SurfBoard 700 will ship in September 2010.


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