BenQ’s Android tablet plans have been previewed ahead of the new year, with the company apparently launching their 10.1-inch Froyo slate in Q1 2011. The BenQ R100 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen – complete with a stylus for Chinese handwriting recognition – and runs Android 2.2 on an 833MHz Samsung processor.
Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, HDMI and mini USB, along with a headphones socket. There’s also 8GB of onboard storage and a memory card slot, and BenQ is apparently lining up a digital content store for ebooks and magazines.
Although the resistive touchscreen is likely to dissuade some buyers, the R100’s estimated battery life may still turn heads; BenQ expect the tablet to last around 12 hours on a full charge. No word on pricing at this stage.