Velocity Micro unleashes the Cruz Android 2.1 tablet and eReader
Velocity Micro is getting into the tablet game with their upcoming Android 2.1 tablets — the CruzTablet and CruzReader. Engadget had the original word on the two devices, but the specs were pretty sparse. Both will feature 7-inch capacitive multitouch screens, 800MHz processors and Android 2.1 with Flash support.
Fortunately we’ve found more details on both tablets. To start, the CruzReader will sell for $199.99 and feature the same case and 7-inch color screen as the CruzTablet, along with an SD card expandable memory, web browser, video playback, accelerometer, USB, headphone, user replaceable battery, speaker and mic port. It will measure 7.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches and will have an open portal content app store for books and apps.
The CruzTablet will cost $299.99 and be a more fleshed out version of the CruzReader. It will have the same eReader, browsing, accelerometer, video playback and ports capability along with multitasking and front-facing 2MP web camera. The CruzTablet will include the Border’s and Kobo Book Reader app which will connect to the Kobo marketplace. It also comes with pre-loaded dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts. Finally it will also come with an included mini dock for charging and displaying as a picture frame. Both the CruzTablet and CruzReader are expected to be available in late summer.On top of all that, Cruz will also be coming out with a color eReader for kids called the Cruz StoryBook. The StoryBook will feature a custom UI and very simple design and buttons. That’s about all the information we can uncover on this device however. The price, specs and availability will remain a mystery.