The tablet space is hot currently, and those anxiously waiting for a good competitor for the iPad to appear generally fall into the Windows (s msft) or Android (s goog) camps. The folks at Tegatech in Australia understand that division, and have unveiled the first tablet designed to straddle the fence by shipping with Windows 7 while having an Android dual-boot option. The TEGA v2 is a refresh of the company’s original tablet, and it is improved all around.
The new TEGA v2 tablet has the Intel (s intc) Atom N455 (1.66 GHz) processor, 1 GB of memory (2 GB maximum) and solid-state disk (SSD) storage options of 16, 32 and 64GB. The 10.1-inch display is multi-touch (capacitive), and the overall size of the v2 is just slightly bigger than the iPad. The folks at Tegatech will be selling the TEGA v2 in the U.S. through an undisclosed partner; pricing and availability date have not been indicated.
Tegatech indicates on its website that Android 1.6 is currently supported, and that 2.1 and 2.2 will be released in the future. The ability to switch between Windows and Android may be a first. Windows 7 inclusion means the TEGA v2 will run any application for PCs, yet having Android should be easier on the battery (5 hours quoted on Windows).
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