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10-inch Android tablet offers 1366 x 768 display

Jun 1, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Yukyung Technologies showed off a Viliv-branded, Android-based tablet at Computex equipped with a 10-inch, 1366 x 768 touchscreen. The Viliv X10 Tablet with Android offers an SD card reader, USB port, HDMI, webcam, and WiFi, and “could be an incredible iPad alternative,” according to a hands-on Laptop story.

Although Yukyung has not yet offered details about the X10 on its Viliv-brand website, Laptop's Avram Piltch reported on the Viliv X10 from the Computex show floor in Taiwan. He was particularly impressed with the "gorgeous" 10-inch, 1366 × 768 capacitive touchscreen.

"That's the highest resolution we've seen in a 10-inch tablet and it's a huge benefit over the 1024 x 768 iPad," writes Piltch. Because it offers a 16:9 aspect ratio, "you have more than 720p (1280 x 720) you can use to play games and watch movies," he adds.


Viliv X10

(Source: Laptop)

Yukyung's Viliv division did not reveal the type of ARM-based processor running the tablet, but it "was powerful enough to provide an immersive 3D gaming experience at full screen," writes Piltch. The story includes a video showing a demo of a racing game that uses the tablet's accelerometer as a controller. "Clearly, this tablet has graphics muscle," he adds.

Piltch was also impressed with the tablet's performance playing a 720p trailer for Toy Story 3, and found himself "blown away by the richness of the colors and the sharpness of the images returned by the glossy screen." The Viliv rep told Laptop that the X10 should also be able to play 1080p video, although no demo was apparently supplied to prove it.

The Viliv X10 offers an SD card reader, WiFi, USB port, HDMI out, and a front-facing webcam, says the story. 3G or WiMAX options are also said to be available, and battery life is claimed to run to 10 hours.

Currently running Android 2.1, the device will move up to Android 2.2 by the time it reaches market, bringing Adobe Flash support and faster performance, among other enhancements, writes Piltch.

At CES in January, Yukyung's Viliv division showed off its Viliv P3 PMP (portable media player). The P3 boots into either Android or Windows CE, and offers an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, WiFi, and a 3.7-inch AMOLED display.

Availability

Pricing or availability was not available for the Android-ready Viliv X10, which will also be made available in a somewhat similar Windows 7 version, says Laptop.

More information should eventually appear at the Viliv site, here. The Laptop story should be here.


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