Russian RoverPad tablets raid the Tegra, Android & WinCE OEM closet

Chris Davies - Jul 6, 2010, 4:27am CDT
Russian RoverPad tablets raid the Tegra, Android & WinCE OEM closet

Russian company Rover Computers has just outed a five model tablet/MID range, and judging by some of the designs we’re guessing there’s a whole lot of rebadging being done.  The various RoverPad models span 5- to 7-inches in screen size and run either Android or Windows CE; processors include basic Samsung, Marvell and RockChip ARM CPUs, together with NVIDIA’s Tegra on the RoverPad TegA W70.

The TegA W70 actually looks to be a rebadge of the Compal Tegra tablet NVIDIA have showed a few times – you can see it in their official slides here – while the other models appear to be reference designs and OEM hardware onto which Rover Computers have slapped their logos.  Because of that there’s little consistency across the range, with various builds of Android showing up (from 1.5 to 2.1).

The smallest tablet is the RoverPad Go G50, with a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen, Marvell PXA303 CPU, 128MB of RAM, 2GB storage and Android 1.5.  It has WiFi, GPS and 3G, along with a microSD card slot and USB connectivity, and measures in at 158 x 88 x 16 mm.  Next up is the RoverPad Go G72, a 7-inch version of the G50, with Android 1.6, Bluetooth, ethernet and optional GPS.

The RoverPad 3WG70 uses RockChip’s 2808 with 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage; OS is Android 1.5 and there’s a microSD card slot, WiFI, webcam and USB.  Dubbed the most affordable of the five, it’s expected to come in at under 10,000 rubles ($321).  The Windows CE model, meanwhile, the RoverPad Air G70, uses a 667MHz Samsung ARM11 CPU, 256MB of RAM, a 4GB flash drive and a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen.  WiFi and 3G are optional, and there’s an FM transmitter, 3-megapixel camera, TV output and all the usual WinCE 6.0 apps.

Finally, the RoverPad TegA W70 is probably the most interesting of the bunch, with an HDMI output, WiFi, 3G, a 4GB flash drive, Android 2.1 and 512MB of RAM.  It has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and a webcam.  No word on pricing however.

[via Engadget]

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