More famous for their LCD monitors, AOC now wants to try their luck in the heated Android tablet market competing with Augen Gentouch 7-Inch Tablet PC, Sylvania Tablet PC with Android OS 2.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Pandigital Novel and others. The company announced they will be launching their first-ever budget-friendly product, the AOC Breeze Tablet at CES 2011 – a cheap Tablet PC for the masses.
The AOC Breeze stands unique among Android tablet PC models out there. It’s the first tablet to feature an 8-inch display and a 4:3 (800×600) screen ratio. If you think the iPad is too big at 9.7 inches and the Galaxy Tab too small at 7 inches, then the AOC Breeze is your perfect choice!
This cheap tablet PC is powered by a dual-core Rockchip processor and will ship with the old Android OS 2.1 Eclair. AOC’s press release did mention this tablet will cost less than $200 so don’t expect the Breeze’s screen to be capacitive. This Android device is aimed for budget-conscious buyers.
Other features revealed for the AOC Breeze are a default 4GB internal storage which is easily expandable via the microSD card slot. There’s USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack, built-in speaker and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. AOC promises a 6-hour battery life for the Breeze when viewing videos or up to 12 hours when playing music and browsing.
AOC confirmed Android Marketplace compatibility for the Breeze tablet. However, they failed to mention if this tablet pc will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 or Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread which is installed in Google Nexus S superphone.