ICD Gemini takes on iPad: 1GHz Tegra 2, 3G, multitouch & Android

Apr 6, 2010
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ICD Gemini takes on iPad: 1GHz Tegra 2, 3G, multitouch & Android

Last we heard of ICD, the company were showing us their Tegra 2-based Vega and Ultra tablets at CES 2010; now they're back with details of a new model, the ICD Gemini, again using the second-generation 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra chipset and now paired with an 11.2-inch touchscreen (using either a resistive or capacitive panel, both of which support multitouch).  Android does duty as the OS, and the specs certainly don't disappoint at first glance: integrated 3G with voice functionality, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, together with USB peripheral support and twin cameras.

Up front there's a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera for video calls, while a 5-megapixel autofocus snapper on the back is intended for photography.  There's also a 5-axis accelerometer, digital compass, GPS, an FM radio and even infrared, while storage is from 4GB+ of onboard flash and an SD slot happy with up to 32GB cards.  Other connectivity includes a microUSB port, HDMI, 3.5mm headphones socket (there's also stereo speakers and a dual-microphone array with noise cancellation) and contacts for dock-charging in the adjustable dock.

Software support includes Flash, HD video, an optional app store (presumably some variant of the Android Market) and POP/IMAP/Exchange email.  Unfortunately ICD haven't released any shots of the Gemini turned on, so we don't know exactly what work they've done on the underlying Android UI.

As well as their basic specs, ICD couldn't help but run some comparisons against what Apple's iPad and the Fusion Garage JooJoo bring to the table; you can see the charts in the gallery below.  Unfortunately, while the two rival slates are shipping now, the Gemini's launch date and pricing are still a mystery.


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