CES Count the Tablets 30-33: Android & Windows

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LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we have four more devices from the Shenzhen district of China, three Android devices and one Windows device. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see any of them actually working, but one company did, at least, let us see some specs.

Let’s start with those two, from a company called Jumper. They’re both 10.1” devices with similar specs but slightly different form factors. Both run Windows XP and Windows 7, but the second one below can also run Android-X86, a third party porting effort for Android OS. The company wouldn’t discuss pricing or availability with The Mac Observer, and neither device was turned on for us to see.

The device below is pictured with a keyboard. This is an optional accessory that is built into its own case for the tablet.

Jumper Windows Tablet Jumper Windows Tablet
  • 10.1” Display
  • Intel Atom N455 Processor (clock speed not specified)
  • Windows XP/Windows 7
  • 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth is optional
  • Camera (unspecified features)
  • Micrphone-in port
  • Headphone port
  • USB port
Jumper Windows & Android Tablet Jumper Windows Tablet
  • 10.1” Display
  • Intel Atom N455 Processor (clock speed not specified)
  • Windows XP/Windows 7/Android-X86
  • 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth is optional
  • Camera (unspecified features)
  • Micrphone-in port
  • Headphone port
  • USB port

The two devices below are aimed at the highly portable market by Shenzhen Neostra. The device on the left is approximately the size of an iPod touch, while the white device on the right is 5.5”. Both tablets run Android 2.1, though it could be Android 2.2. We don’t know for sure, because no one at the booth would clarify for us, or tell us anything else about them.

Also, they weren’t turned on, and they were wrapped in plastic.

Shenzhen Neostra Tablet Shenzhen Neostra Tablet

Stay tuned for many, many more tablets direct from CES.

Jeff Gamet contributed to this article.

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8 Comments Leave Your Own

RonMacGuy

Wow, this is just sad.  Rushing so much to get them to CES, people couldn’t even see them working.  Not even turned on, and still wrapped in plastic.  Pretty pathetic.

Lee Dronick

Wow, this is just sad.? Rushing so much to get them to CES, people couldn?t even see them working.? Not even turned on, and still wrapped in plastic.? Pretty pathetic.

That won’t matter when they finally reach the streets. People will buy them based upon the low price, these are new cheap PC.

FlipFriddle

Yay. Future landfill material. Android: The race to the bottom! Maybe Google is paying these guys to make this crap so they can make sure Android equals junk to guarantee an audience when they release Chrome as the savior of tablet computing!

Dogbrain

Tablets are now appliances, qualitatively no different from electric irons or dishwashers. Appliances are commodities that just need to work well enough for most people, with a few high-end brands for those who care about details. Steve Jobs cares, and in fact can talk about “passionate commitment” and “washing machines” in the same article (Steve Jobs buys a washing machine.) Some of the tablet market will be driven by passionate commitment, but most of it will be driven by price. (”Dude, they’re selling these babies 30% off at Cosco.”) And the cheap tablets will work fine - they’re not magic, they’re just a chip in a metal and glass slab with wi-fi. All most people want to do is surf the net and play angry birds, and your generic cheap Honeycomb tablet is fine for that. I’m a long-time Apple user, but my first tablet purchase will be motivated by cost as much as brand, and it might be Honeycomb rather than iOS. We’ll find out later this year….

RonMacGuy

Dogbrain, I don’t think “cheap tablets will work fine” is an accurate statement.  People today are very sensitive to performance.  If a touchscreen product sucks, or if it is slow, they will be very vocal about it.  Just go read reviews in Amazon on electronics.  A lot of people (myself included) go to Amazon or other sites to read product reviews before buying a product.

As for your generic cheap Honeycomb tablet comment, I suspect your Motorola and Samsung tablets will not be much cheaper than iPad, and the really cheap droid tablets will suck and no one will be happy with them.  As for finding out “later this year”, enjoy waiting while I use my iPad daily, and I look forward to iPad 2 before Honeycomb is released.

RonMacGuy

Dogbrain, Amazing how tablets are now appliances, when the market is not even a year old.  You are hilarious, with a very appropriate name…

Dogbrain

Thanks! It’s actually my dog’s name. My real name is Paul. You are right that right now the market is iPad, plus the Tab and some junk. I was standing a year in the future, looking back….

RonMacGuy

But you said tablets are “now” appliances, but hey no problem.  You are correct, as more and more come out, they will quickly go the way of commodity products.  But, in my opinion, Apple will always set themselves apart in some way, such as with an aluminum enclosure instead of plastic.  In some ways Apple sets themselves apart in a bad way, no doubt, but as you go toward commodity something has to set you apart, and iOS/user experience I think is a pretty good competitive advantage for Apple.  A lot of people love the user experience, and a lot of people criticize it but deep down respect it.  For me, my iPad just feels so right and so good.  I really love using it.  So easy and so powerful and so many incredible apps and so easy to get them and so easy to update them.  Did I mention that I really love using it?  We will see if Honeycomb gives people that same level of user experience when it is finally released.  I suspect it will do stuff that iOS doesn’t do, and Apple haters will jump on that, but then all those little things will start to annoy them.  Touch screen not quite as smooth or responsive.  Apps just not working right.

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