Los Angeles – The tablets that
will be popping at next month’s International CES won’t be aspirins.
They’ll be multimedia and
computing tablets from a growing number of vendors, including Korean supplier
Earlier this year, the company launched
the Android-based Identity Tab in its domestic market with Wi-Fi. At CES, the
company will show a version of its tablet as well as a Wi-Fi/3G version with
embedded HSPA cellular data modem, global sales director Bobby Cha told TWICE.
Both versions will use the Android 2.2 OS but are upgradeable to Android 2.3
(Gingerbread) and Android Honeycomb, which Google said is specifically
optimized for tablet devices.
The 3G version will operate in
the U.S. 800/1900MHz U.S. bands.
Late in the first quarter, the
company will launch a dongle to add ATSC-M/H mobile-DTV tuning to the devices.
The Identity Tab features 7-inch
capacitive multitouch screen, 1GHz CPU, 8GB of embedded memory, GPS,
accelerometer, 3-megapixel camera, preinstalled e-book reader and Microsoft
Office for document viewing and editing, and DLNA certification to share
content via WiFi with TVs, PCs, and phones.
The Wi-Fi version with ATSC-M/H
will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy at around $300. The 3G version
will be available in the U.S. in time for back-to-school sales, he said.
The company’s U.S. sales offices are in
Century City in Los Angeles.