In a rather interesting move from another company you may well have never heard of in your life, GIT Media Group, Inc., have released information regarding two new Android-toting tablet PCs. There’s one called the Surge and one called the Pro. The Pro has a Samsung Dual Core Exynos 4210 processor dual-core processor while the Surge has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. You’ll recognize both of these processors because they’re on some of the most well-known Android devices of the day, for example the NVIDIA Tegra 2 sits on almost every single dual-core tablet computer on the market: Motorola XOOM, Acer Iconia Tab A500 (and 501 and 100), Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and the list goes on. The Exynos processor, on the other hand, sits most famously on the brand new-to-USA Samsung Galaxy S II.
What we’ve got here are two tablets that GIT Media Group says are identical in every way except for their outer shell color and their processor. This continues a sort of trend we’ve been seeing rather prevalent in mobile computing over the past few months: pushing the processor in their product by name. Both of these devices also have a monstrous 250GB Seagate internal HD, a 10-inch 1280 x 768 pixel touch screen display (of an unknown kind, be it LCD or otherwise), 1 GB RAM, and a 2 megapixel camera on the front with a 5 megapixel camera on the back. It’s also worth noting that the processors on both models are clocked at 1GHz.
These devices also have Wi-fi with no mention of carrier capability, GPS, Bluetooth, built-in speakers and mic of course, 2.3mm headphone jack, microUSB, full sized USB, and microSD slot. Neither device is the thinnest nor the lightest tablet in the world at 0.45-inch thickness and 22oz in weight. All of this will run you MRSP $479.99.
Wait, what’s that you say? MRSP doesn’t mean anything?
Shouldn’t it be MSRP? Yes, yes it should.
And wait, if I hit About Us, I get a page that says “Coming Soon!” What’s that all about?
The Support page is a simple email form.
What does all this mean? It likely means that neither of these tablets are real. We’ll be investigating this a bit further, but unless you get confirmation from someone you know and trust that they’ve gotten one of these tablets in their hands, don’t even THINK about giving these folks any money.
Stay tuned! And don’t buy without confirmation!