MAG Digital tablet MDT70CT MID has an OS identity crisis
MAG Digital is showing off their new 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution resistive touchscreen MDT70CT tablet at CeBIT. The MID features a Windows CE OS but due to the custom interface built by MAG Digital (called Talentech) it looks very much like an Android user interface.
The MDT70CT uses a Telechips CPU and is good for 1080p video playback and streaming through the included HDMI. It also has full-fledged GPS navigation. It seems that companies are identifying the GPS/MID coupling as a new trend. We reported on the Mio Moov V780 just a few days ago that has a similar concept, although it seems to place more emphasis on the GPS part of the equation.
The MAG Digital MID also has two mini USB ports, external speaker, included stylus, microSD card slot in addition to the aforementioned HDMI. Going by the video, shot by Charbax of ARMDevices.net, the tablet has a full compliment of typical MID features (video and audio playback, image viewing, internet surfing) plus Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), email and instant messaging. On the down side the battery is rated for a rather low two hours of portable run time. The representative says that a webcam will be included before launch, which is expected to be in April. The cost for the device will be between 200 and 250 — though we’re not sure if that’s $ or €.