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eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

Since we've apparently entered the culling phase of the tablet story arc - goodbye HP slate and Microsoft Courier, we'll miss your shiny renders - it's good to know that devices are still entering production rather than being canned.  French firm eviGroup have just announced that their Wallet Android MID has entered production and should be on sale, for €199 ($264), from May.  Carrypad chased up some details from director Nicolas Ruiz, including how he sees the Wallet facing against the Archos 5 Internet Tablet and what sort of help they've had from Google.

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EKEN M001 $100 Android MID gets reviewed

EKEN M001 $100 Android MID gets reviewed

Distributor concerns and underwhelming specs meant we were slightly less than convinced by the Haleron iLet Mini HAL Android tablet, but Shanzai reckon that - in its new EKEN M001 form - the 7-inch slate actually has plenty to recommend it.  A sub-$100 street price in China is no small part of that, of course, but apparently despite the 600MHz ARM9 processor and resistive display, it's actually "very responsive" and in fact the best implementation of Android on this sort of device that they've seen.

Video review after the cut

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Dell Athens & Sparta netbooks tipped, plus Looking Glass Pro HD tablet

Dell Athens & Sparta netbooks tipped, plus Looking Glass Pro HD tablet

Dell have been piloting a pretty leaky ship recently, with smartphones and tablets spilling out all over the place, and next up are the company's MID, netbook and tablet intentions.  AndroidCentral have acquired an image showing that Dell plan a convertible netbook/tablet, the "Sparta" in Q3 2011, which will have a nifty rotating touchscreen that pivots within its bezel, and a "true" netbook, the "Athens", later that quarter.  Going by the logos, they'll be available either with Android or Moblin (though we're guessing the latter was used prior to the Nokia/Intel MeeGo announcement).

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Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

Velocity Micro are no strangers to tablets - the company attempted to crack the market with the M5 MID back in 2009, a rebadged aigo P8860 - but we reckon they've a better chance this time around with the Cruz Tablet and Cruz Reader.  Each model has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, runs Android 2.1 and supports Flash 10.1, but the real boon is the price: the Cruz Tablet is expected to come in at $299.99, while the Cruz Reader will be $199.99.

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HOTT MD500 & MD700 Android MIDs get new video demo

HOTT MD500 & MD700 Android MIDs get new video demo

We're getting a little tired of seeing Android tablets of which there's next to zero likelihood of a US or European launch, but HOTT's distribution agreements with big-name retailers like Fry's does at least leave us pondering a possible launch of their new slates.  Shanzai caught up with two new Android engineering samples lately, one 5-inch and the other 7-inch, both running OS 1.6.  In fact, they look a little like the newest versions of HOTT's MD500 and MD700 MIDs.

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Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp have outed a new, keyboard-free version of their NetWalker PC-Z1 MID, in the shape of the touchscreen-only NetWalker PC-T1.  The Z1 was pretty much the epitome of a niche device, with its ultra-compact keyboard making it unsuitable for anything more than the occasional pecking out of emails; in its footsteps, the similarly 5-inch 1024 x 600 T1 gets an onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

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Dell Streak 7- and 10-inch tablets leak; AT&T Aero drops June

Dell Streak 7- and 10-inch tablets leak; AT&T Aero drops June

Looks like someone inside Dell is just desperate for the company's tablet plans to escape.  After one exec confirmed that the Dell Mini 5 (aka Streak 5) was just the first of "a family of tablets", a shot of two new Dell Streak models - one with a seven inch touchscreen, the other ten inches - has landed on Engadget's desk, with the smaller expected to arrive late this year and the latter to make its debut early in 2011.

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iPad gets up close & personal with Dell Mini 5

iPad gets up close & personal with Dell Mini 5

We obviously love all of our gadgets equally here at SlashGear, and wouldn't dream of playing favorites, but when someone suggests bringing the toys together and having a good old fashioned comparison photo shoot then count us in.  We found ourselves clutching an iPad up close to Dell's Mini 5 and a host of smartphones this weekend, and since they're not exactly in common circulation we thought you might like to see the end results.

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