Important Update: We have just discovered that this product does not have an A8 CPU, so don't buy based on that. Please see this thread for additional discussion about this topic: ZeniThink ZT-180 Specifications Faking, Not ARMv7 A8-Cortex!
FlatComputing, an American company based in Texas, just announced a 10" Android 2.1 tablet ready for the US market, dubbed the FlatPad A10. Actually, FlatComputing had been shipping the first revision of the A10 since July 27th. The FlatPad is currently stocked in the United States, and is available for $285 USD. A bit more expensive than the Augen GenTouch, but when you read the specs you will see why (Append: the high pricing is not indicative of the hardware specifications, as there are multiple reports stating that the product is actually retailing for $150USD in China. A fair price would be $200 shipped (It costs around $50 USD to ship to the US).
If you are interested in one, Enso's rebranding is more reasonable: zenPad 4 10.2" inches with Android 2.1 and WiFi
The Android 2.1 build is still beta and not officially released by Zenithink yet. It is guaranteed to be buggy.
- ARM Cortex-A8 Processor 1GHz+ ARM11 clocked to 1GHz
- 2GB Flash Memory
- 256MB RAM
- microSD memory card slot up to 32GB
- 10.2” TFT ,1024×600 RESISTIVE Touchscreen Display
- WiFi support
- 1-USB 2.0 Host port and 1-USB 2.0 OTG port
- 2400 mAh battery (5-7 hours battery life)
- Built in stereo speakers 1Wx2
- 1080p video playback support
- Google Maps
- and of course an Android 2.1 operating System
Shanzai is reporting that the FlatPad A10 is a re-branded Zenithink ZT-180 tablet. The main difference between the two: the FlatPad is available for purchase in the US today. Check out a hands-on video with the Zenithink tablet (via Shanzai):
Here is the FlatPad A10's boxing:
And a view from the side...
Append as of Aug 2:
FlatComputing is rebranding the products, which are known as the Zenithink ZT180 in China. The actual manufacturer's webpage does not actually say CPU is A8 Cortex.
There has been rampant talk about this tablet for months in China. It currently retails for 1050 RMB (Yuan), which is equivalent to about $150 USD.
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