Video of the Pegatron 10-inch tablet – plus a surprise
The Pegatron tablet was really the only tablet on display during Steve Ballmer’s CES 2010 keynote that held any interest for us. After digging up the specs on the tablet, it kind of dropped off the face of the earth for a while. Sure, we heard the rumors that it may be canceled due to partner ASUS developing their own line of tablets (the Eee Pads) and that it possible could be powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Both rumors (thankfully and unfortunately) seem to be false.
Charbax snagged this video of the Pegatron tablet at Computex. There seem to have been a few changes since January, namely the screen shrunk from 11.6-inches to 10-inches (but retains its capacitive nature), the body is different (they added some brushed metal features to the bottom along with some buttons) and it’s powered by a Freescale i.MX51 processor. Oh yeah, and it’s Android! That’s right. Of Ballmer’s vaunted Windows 7 tablets two are no longer using Windows! HP dropped Windows 7 in favor of WebOS for their Slate tablet (although we’re not ruling out a Windows 7 version in the future) and now Pegatron has dumped it for Android. The only tablet out of the three that does use Windows 7 is the Archos 9 PC Tablet, which was already out when the keynote speech happened.
The rest of the Pegatron’s specs include a HDMI port, audio in/out, two USBs, SIM, camera and docking port. Pegatron is still listing this tablet as “prototype” so there’s doubt towards it ever being sold. Still, we’ve been part of this roller coaster relationship for this long so we’ll keep charting the progress.