It's been a long time since we first saw the RAmos W7 Android MID, but the distinctive chromed device is finally shipping. Based around a 4.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 600MHz Rockchip RK2808 processor and 8GB of storage, the really surprising part is the price: the W7 is apparently on sale in China for just 999 Yuan ($146).
With all the attention on eReaders and tablets at CES and in the media it's no surprise that there are several new MIDs, tablets and other devices coming to market to take advantage of the buzz in the category. Some new pics of an unreleased MID called the RAmos W7 have hit the web.
Having taunted us with one of the most alluring Android MIDs we've seen to date, only to reveal it was a mere husk intended to show off their 720p-capable HD chipset, Rockchip may slowly be working their way back into our good books. RAmos Digital are teasing an upcoming Android device for an event to be held on September 25th, and from the promo shot it looks to be exactly the same as the Rockchip concept.
Full specifications of the RAmos Android MID are unknown, though it's unsurprisingly expected to be ARM based rather than using x86 architecture. It's also tipped to support 1080p MKV (H.264/VC-1), AVI (Xvid/DivX) and various other formats, with bitrates ranging from 30 to 40Mbps.
Ramos is teasing a new tablet range for CES 2011, and while fresh slates won't be in short supply at the show next week, the Ramos W15 does have something to help differentiate it. Fronted by an 8-inch, 16:9-aspect touchscreen, the W15 uses Rockchip's new RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 SoC which, benchmarking earlier this week showed, promises to deliver both high performance and bargain pricing.
Having only been looking at Android MIDs the other day, here's another to add to the roster. An anonymous source sent Pocketables three images of an unnamed touchscreen device running Google's open-source mobile OS, with nothing but the hint of integrated 3G, WiFi and a display between 4.3 and 5 inches in size.
It's obviously a day for promising 1080p PMPs, with Teclast's upcoming T56 also boasting Full HD. The T56 has a 5-inch 16m color WVGA (800 x 480) display and some endearingly angular styling to its case; it also has an HDMI output for putting 1080p clips onto your nearest HDTV.