Today at the Computex ’11 trade show, Quanta, a tablet manufacturer, outed their latest reference design sporting Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon dual-core processor.
Ironically, Qualcomm’s own conference, Uplinq, is starting later today in San Diego, but that didn’t prevent the company from stealing the internal hardware show at Computex.
The Quanta tablet has a stunning design, with a two-toned finish on the back that combines a soft rubberized strip that surrounds the rear camera and a metal aluminum rear panel. You’ll find a number of ports, a SIM card slot, mini HDMI and micro SD card slots along the sides.
Nicole Scott of Netbook News is reporting that the tablet looks quite similar to the iPhone; given the stainless steel band and curved rounded corners. At the same time, it’s definitely a boxy design, which is attractive to some consumers and a turn-off for others. One thing’s for sure- it’s solidly built. You can see more in the video below:
The 10″ screen on this device is likely a Super AMOLED display, in which depth is emphasized and colors are extremely vibrant (and bright). It also packs twin cameras, one being for video chats.
Of course, the software on this device is Google’s own tablet-centric offering, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Aside from being the latest and greatest version of the Android OS, it’s optimized for tablet computing. The device includes integrated 3G support, but when (or if) it’s ever commercialized, 4G support could easily be added.
It’s currently unclear whether Quanta has any companies interested in purchasing this reference design. If it ever hits the market, would you be interested in picking up this Android tab?
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