Marvell PXA935 Tablet PC

A1000 Marvell PXA935 1 Marvell PXA935, there are a few manufacturers that make tablet PC’s with the processor Marvell PXA935, the price is about 1,600RMB each for big quantity.

Here are the major parameters:

Marvell PXA935 up to 1GHz frequency, supports HSDPA/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM (GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz)

It is installed with Android 2.2, 7 inch capacitive screen with 800*480 resolution, the overall size is 192.4*130*10.2 mm and it is pretty light 350grams, the battery is 3500mAh that is good for 6.5 hour continuous voice call. It has 2 camera, front 0.3MP, and rear 5MP. It has internal bluetooth, and support GPS, FM, voice recorder and 3G WIFI router.

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A few manufacturers of Tablet PC in Shenzhen have produces these 7” tablet PC with either Capacitive or Resistive screen, Capacitive screen is more popular now but it costs about RMB200 more, the resolution is 800*480

The CPU is Cortex A8, 1.2GHz, 512 internal memory and 4GB storage, with a 1.3 MP camera, 3500mAh battery that lasts for 5 working hours when you surf the web continuously.

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Asus EEEPad TF101

Asus EEE Pad TF101 01 EEEpad TF101 is from ASUS’a EEE family, TF means Tranformer, because it the tablet is detachable from the keyboard base which also includes battery and some other interfaces such as SD card slot and USB port.

The overall dimensions are longer and thicker than Ipad 2, 10.1”, 16:9, 1280*800, and its weight is 680g, a little bit more than IPad 2 too. It comes with Android 3.0 honeycomb, the processor is NVIDIA®Tegra™ 2, 1GHz, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage, it comes with internal bluetooth, GPS and E-compass,  but nobody has ever mentioned about whether it comes with built-in 3G or not, it is said that the battery on the tablet last for 9.5 hours, with the docking base, it can last 16 hours.

It has 2 cameras, 1.2MP front and 5MP rear.


This one is lauched in China in April, the cost is about RMB4,500


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Examples of Tablet PC Use

 tablet PC 1 Tablet PCs offer some unique abilities for instructional use. because of it portability, pen-based input, low power consumption, light weight, and low cost features. It is very welcome by the teachers and students.


What else you can do with a tablet PC?

Browse the web,

Check your email,

Check your stock levels,

Watch online TV or read some news,

Listen to music or watch some videos,

Show people your pictures or PDF files,

Take some notes and send them online or send some Micro Bloggings,

Draw anything you want with the handwriting feature,

Check online or offline maps, see what bus or metro lines to take to get to somewhere,

Play some games to kill your time while you are traveling.

Make VoIP phone calls to other coutries with inexpensive rates,


With a tablet PC, you can throw away GPS, E-dictionaries, MP3 or MP4 player, E-book. If you are using an Android Tablet PC, the price is very close to GPS or a MP4 player, the minimun is RMB340 which is about US$52, if you need extra features or better feeling on the screen, it can be twice or 3 time as much, 4 times maximun I think, but it is still a quarter of an Ipad 2.


Who else are buying tablet PCs besides the students and teachers?

People who have a lot of meetings, travel around, work out of office all the time and ect. usually have a tablet PC with them.

Baidu Map on Android Tablet PC

baidu map Chinese people are enjoying their Baidu Map rather than Google Maps. Here are some of the reasons.

1, Baidu map support offline maps, you can download the city maps you need to your SC card, it will be fast and save your network traffic,  even though they suggest you keep your networking open when you are using Baidu map.

2, Baidu Map helps you choose the Bus or Metro lines when you are going to somewhere, help you choose the transport lines if you are going to drive your own car.

3, With Baidu Map, you can take a screenshot and share with your friend or help you friend, you can measure the distance on the map….

Google TV Tablet

Google TV tablet 1 This is a special tablet for TV, it is like a TV adapter, installed with Google TV program.

This model that I am going to introduce is made by the company in Shenzhen, it uses Samsung’s processor S5PV210 with 1GHz frequency and 512MB RAM, Nand flash is 2GB,  Android 2.2.

It has bluetooth, wifi and RJ45, HDMI, 2 USB and 1 mini USB, it also has a remote control.

The overall size is 170mm* 111mm*30mm, 5V DC charger.

Display resolution is 1024*600


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The coming age of Dedicated Tablets

fruhla One of the trends we’re betting on here at Fruhla is that tablet prices will drop hard and fast allowing for dedicated tablets in the home. This means that instead of one $600 iPad you all have to share and pull up and down off the wall, you have at least one other tablet mounted on a wall in the kitchen, or hallway or other location for dedicated usage for a smaller set of context appropriate apps. (e.g. a recipe or grocery app in the kitchen, etc.) which is much more practical than carrying your phone around in the house or clearing the space (and budget) for a 20" all-in-one touchscreen PC mounted in those same spaces.

Gartner sees the average selling price (ASP) of a tablet going from $543 in 2010 to $263 by 2015.  I think it’s going to drop further and faster.  Here’s why:

First, that prediction doesn’t even come close to keeping pace with Moore’s Law which roughly says you can put twice as much computing power in the same space every two years, but most folks think about the other resultant equation which is, if you hold the computing power/space constant, the manufacturing costs for an identical device should fall by half.

So we can have more power and smaller for the same price, or same power and form factors for half.  In the case of tablets, do we need smaller?  Maybe for detachable/embedded usage in consumer appliances, manufacturing and the Enterprise, but probably not for consumer handheld or dedicated usage. (It’s pretty much just a big smartphone when you get down around a 4.5" screen, right?)

In fact the iPad 2 is already so slim that a further size reduction would probably make it less ergonomic to carry and use. I love the ingenuity of the Smart Cover, but it keeps the overall thickness so small that my hand actually cramps trying to carry it around securely without dropping it.

So do we need more power?  Tabets can already do most things a high-end media pc can do, such as play 1080p video, run graphics intensive games, etc.  Dedicated uses in both enterprise and the home won’t need more than this to connect and consume media or view HTML5 enterprise apps.

As far as storage, one of the factors that seems to be missed in the forecasts I’ve seen is that cloud services allow you to order a *cheap* tablet so you can stream your media and download only the docs you need.  All you need is to be able to render graphics, a capable browser, Wi-Fi and capacitive multi-touch touchscreen.  (Many of the already sub $275 Android tablets like the Creative ZiiO have resistive touch which requires contact with a stylus or your fingernail and is less natural to interact with and difficult to use multi-touch gestures)

And I think other consumers are reaching the same conclusion and comfort level with the cloud. One of the things that was not taken into consideration in the ASP iPad2 forecasts by Piper Jaffray is that at launch of iPad2, the baseline model 16gb+wifi ran out first. –So people bought the 32GB model or higher model they didn’t want, making the ASP less useful for predicting the pricing and demand of a cloud only tablet.

If you are a consumer who wasn’t already on board with the cloud, your consumer confidence got a big boost  this week when a trusted brand like Amazon announced theirCloud Drive and Player.

And as a last data point, Costco already has a 7" WiFi Android tablet from Velocity Micro at $199.   It’s resistive touch and doesn’t run Bananas-Foster or whatever the latest version of Android OS is called, but it’s sitting right next to a $589 Motorola Xoom.  Which price point do you think the Costco customer will go for?

Time to get back to work designing apps for those Dedicated Tablets.  They’re going to be here under $200 by 2013 at the latest.


Dreambook W7 = Tablet + Phone

This is an Android 2.2 Chinese tablet,  7″ (1024×600)capacitive screen, with the following built-in networkings: 3G(UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz),GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900,2100 MHz), Bluetooth and WiFi, it aslo has an internal GPS, its processor is Freescale i.MX515 Cortex-A8, DDR2 SRAM 512M Memory, NAND Flash memory ( 8G ) and External SD Slot, 2M pixel camera, 3300 mA battery that lasts for 6 working hours, the whole unit weighs 450g and the dimensions are 195*118*14.5mm.
The price on Taobao (website for online auction and online shopping, similar to eBay) is from RMB2100 to RMB2600.