I’m psyched to see Android moving into tablets. Some of the first will be from Innovative Converged Devices (ICD), who say their Tegra-powered 7-inch, 11-inch and 15-inch tablets will arrive through “tier one” carriers in the first half of next year.
I hadn’t heard of ICD before: They’re actually based in the UK and Seattle. They say the Vega range is intended to be low cost, so it looks like some carrier subsidies may be in store, too. It’s scheduled for distribution in America, Europe and the Middle East.
The largest Vega has a 15.6-inch resistive screen (grr) that supports a resolution of 1366×768. It’ll have a Tegra processor, 512MB DDR DRAM, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi (no N) and Bluetooth 2.1. The built-in 512MB NAND Flash storage can be expanded via MicroSD cards. It’s expected this mode will weigh about 1.3kg and have a battery life of about four hours.
The 15-inch Vega also looks pretty similar to the sleek reference Tegra tablet that we spotted Nvidia’s chief with earlier in the week. The good news is we’ll be able to get a closer look at it come CES time in January. [Innovative Converged Devices]