Dawa D7 Tablet Drops Windows CE for Android 2.1

Evan Selleck - May 18, 2010, 3:35pm CDT
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Dawa D7 Tablet Drops Windows CE for Android 2.1

Tablets are tablets, but that doesn’t mean we would like to see an ancient Operating System running on them. In fact, we’d really appreciate it if they all caught up with the times. That would be just about great. So that’s why we’re showing you the Dawa D7, a tablet that will probably never make it to the States, but we’ve got to give them props for dropping Windows CE, and going with a little Android instead.

Unfortunately for the D7, though, Android can’t save this tablet. While featuring Android 2.1 is all well and good, take a gander at the other features: a 600MHz Telechips 8902 chipset, based on an ARM11 processor. It’s got a 7-inch screen (no word on capacitive or resistive, unfortunately), with a 800 x 480 resolution. There’s 256MB of RAM, 2GB of NAND flash memory, and finally a 1500mAh battery. How long will that last you? Dawa says if you’re surfing the Internet, it’ll last you about 3 hours.

3 hours is just about long enough to be frustrating, more than anything else. But, while Dawa couldn’t confirm that the D7 would have 3G or WiFi, we imagine that if you’re surfing the Internet on the thing, it probably has to have WiFi, or we might lose the whole “tablet” philosophy. There’s also no word on pricing or a release date quite yet, but as soon as we know more, we’ll pass it along.

[via Cloned in China]


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