Here’s a roundup of happening in the tablet world:
- ViewSonic’s ViewPad will release a 7” version (800 by 400 resolution) by December and a 10” with higher resolution (1024 by 600). 7: version for $479; no word on larger screen
- Asus plans to release one tablet by the end of 2010 and another five through 2011
- Acer plans to show off its line of tablets Nov. 23. Price tags: $299 to $699, which suggests a wide variety
- CherryPad has a $188 tablet. You get what you pay for.
- Pandigital’s 9” model has cleared the FCC and will come at Christmas
- Creative will launch the ZiiO line of tablets — a 7 and 10 inch Android version that sells for $249.99 or $319.99. WiFi, Bluetooth, and some other cool features
- The Archos 70 tablet is available for $275, with an 800 x 400 resolution that’s Google-app friendly, but only 8GB memory. And it sold out in days
- The Blackberry Playbook, with its 7” screen, will be out in early 2011 for les then $500.
- Computer electronics maker Coby has launched a $299.99 tablet, available only through the Home Shopping Network
- Back from the dead. Plastic Logic gets an infusion of Russian cash and a factory there, too, for an undefined prioduct.
- Sylvania joins the cheap tablet race with a $179.99 version available at K-Mart
- Pandigital’s $199, 9” tablet is available and can be had for four easy payments of $50.
- Toshiba halts sales of the Folio 100 (at its insane $1,600) because the device stinks, says PC World.
- HP Slate started selling its $800 tablet and no one cares … 9,000 orders in a month.
- Acer says it as three tablets that may — or may not – be released in early 2011.
- The Viewsonic G-tablet — a 10” device – is available at Sears and Office Depot. While it has a nice processor, it can’t support flash and doesn’t have access to the Android app store. And that’s worth $399??