Feeds

Android 2.0 debuts on touchscreen tablet

Vega set for CES unveiling

Reducing security risks from open source software

Manufacturer Innovative Converged Devices (ICD) has released the specifications for a sleek and sexy touchscreen tablet onto which it plans to install the Eclair edition of Google’s Android OS.

ICDVega01

ICD's Vega will run Android 2.0 and come in 7in, 11in and 15in screen sizes

Vega measures 373 x 254 x 16mm and sports a gorgeous 15.6in, 1366 x 768 resistive touchscreen display. The gadget’s intended purpose isn’t clear, but ICD said Vega’s features extend to music, gaming and on-demand web video.

Given that Vega can also be rested against an angled magnetic docking station, Register Hardware thinks it would make the perfect web-connected small screen for a living room corner, kitchen or study.

Speaking of web connectivity, it’s sad to see that Vega doesn’t support 802.11n – just b and g. ICD said that 3G connectivity will be an optional extra on Vega, although Bluetooth 2.1 will be included as standard.

ICDVega02

Use Vega for music, video, gaming and on-demand web-v

The user-facing 1.3Mp webcam should see Vega become your easy-access webcam of choice, while integrated internal speakers could also see it used as a handy alternative to your home stereo. The 3.5mm headphone jack does seem a little unnecessary, though, but we’re not complaining.

It's still unclear which media formats Vega will support, but ICD said that data will be stored on Micro SD cards of up to 32GB.

ICD is also keeping pretty tight-lipped about what powers Vega, stating only that the Android device includes one of Nvidia’s Tegra “computer-on-a-chip” processors and 512MB of DDR memory.

ICDVega03

Use Vega as a tablet or magnetically dock it to a stand

Vega will be officially unveiled at January’s CES show in Las Vegas, where ICD said it will also display 7in and 11in alternatives. European sales will start during “the first half of 2010”, Vega promised, but possible prices haven’t been released. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.