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Ramos W15 Android tablet packs Rockchip RK2918 Cortex-A8 SoC

Ramos W15 Android tablet packs Rockchip RK2918 Cortex-A8 SoC

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.

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RAmos W9 Android 2.x slate packs HDMI

RAmos W9 Android 2.x slate packs HDMI

The approaching onslaught of Android tablets continues apace, with the RAmos W9 tipping its hand in the shape of some engineering prototypes.  PC Online grabbed some playtime with the 7-inch Android 2.x slate - which will take on not only the iPad but Samsung's Galaxy Tab - and confirm that it will run one of Rockchip's newer, faster processors (tipped to be the 1GHz RK2818).

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Acorp EM501R super-cheap Android MID gets video demo

Acorp EM501R super-cheap Android MID gets video demo

Android tablets are gradually separating into two distinct lines: those from well-known manufacturers, who see the Google platform as a strong contender against Apple's newly-christened iOS, and low-cost OEMs and ODMs who choose it for its free distribution.  We're hoping the latter group will tip into a heap of super-cheap MIDs and slates on the market, and a reasonable example is the Acorp EM501R.  A 4.8-inch MID based on a 600MHz Rockchip ARM9 CPU, Acorp told ARMDevices they'll sell it at just $88 to distributors.

Video demo after the cut

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RAmos to release Rockchip Android MID with 1080p?

RAmos to release Rockchip Android MID with 1080p?

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.

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