Android’s progressive spread to non-smartphone devices continues, with the latest manufacturer to jump on the open-source Google bandwagon to be Innovative Converged Devices (ICD). The ICD Vega will initially have a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 resistive touchscreen, paired with NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, Android 2.0, integrated WiFi b/g/, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G WWAN data, with the company expecting to ship the tablet in the first half of 2010 across hroughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but ICD are saying the Vega will be “low cost” thanks, presumably, to carrier subsidies. It’s unclear which carriers the company is talking with – if any as yet – and whether the Vega will be sold without subsidy; however ICD have confirmed that 7- and 11-inch versions will follow on.
Other specifications include 512MB of RAM and 512MB of NAND flash; primary storage is via microSD card. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, dual digital microphone array, ambient light sensor and accelerometer, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. The whole thing measures a neat 373 x 254 x 16 mm, and there’ll be a clever desktop docking station onto which the Vega magnetically attaches and then automatically charges. Battery life is expected to be around 4hrs; full specifications in the gallery below.