Freescale Announces 7-inch $200 Tablet Design

The tiny device packs a 1GHz i.MX515  processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, a 1,024 x 600 touch panel, 4GB to 64GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, optional 3G WWAN module, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a USB 2.0 socket, audio in / out, 3 megapixel camera, an accelerometer and a 1,900mAh battery.

While Engadget reports that the device is "little more than a great idea" at the moment, the company is said to be aiming to make the device available for partner evaluation starting next month, which would be excellent timing considering all the touchscreen tablet talk we've been hearing from/about other companies lately.

What do you guys think? It might be ugly as sin (I think it's so ugly it's actually kind of charming, but there you go) though $199 isn't something to turn your nose up at. Interested?

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  • Clintonio
    I turn my nose up at $199, since at 8:26am (GMT), I don't feel like converting to £.
  • mi1ez
    It'll be about the same I would imagine!
  • Skid
    Not really, I want my tablet to run Linux so I wouldn't go with an Apple one unless it was easy to get Linux on it. But I'll wait to see what everyone else if offering before I decide if its a good deal or not, that said, its cheaper then the iPhone or my Droid.