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Ematic Releases First 10″ Android 4.0 Tablet

I’ve been disappointed by Ematic’s tablets in the past, but this one makes me wish I had the time to review it.

The eGlide XL Pro 2 is running the latest version of Android on a multi-core chipset. The details aren’t completely clear, but it looks like this tablet is running on the Boxchip A10 chipset that I love so much. It has a 1GHz CPU with a 400MHz GPU. The chips aren’t named, but that combination strongly suggests the A10 CPU.

This tablet lacks Bluetooth, but it does have a front facing camera, 4GB Flash storage, a microSD card slot, HDMI out, and a g-sensor. Ematics is also boasting that this tablet comes with 5GB of cloud storage and a microphone. It ships with the Kobo app but not the Android Market. Instead Ematic is including its own app store.

This is a fairly ordinary looking tablet, but one thing that really interests me is one of the custom apps that Ematic included. It’s called EDAN (“Ematic Digital Assistant & Navigator”), and going by the description this looks to be a Siri competitor. It’s described as a virtual assistant app that uses voice-to-text technology to find out answers to every day questions such as restaurant locations, movie times and more.  You’re supposed to be able to verbally dictate an email, Facebook message, or tweet without relying on the tablet’s on-screen keyboard. I haven’t had a chance to try it so I don’t know how well it works. But it looks interesting.

In any case, the eGlide XL Pro 2 is now hitting store shelves (ShopNBC, Walmart, and Amazon) with a retail of  $220, which puts it firmly in the budget tablet range, considering its screen size.

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cookie May 7, 2012 um 12:41 pm

When a tabley says it supprts video up to 1080p, what does that imply about the resolution of the tablet? We know with respect to monitors, it implies at least 1900×1080 give or take.

Nate Hoffelder May 7, 2012 um 12:49 pm

It’s likely still a 1024×768 tablet. The 1080p only works on the HDMI output.

cookie May 7, 2012 um 12:55 pm

Plus, I think the ability to play 1080 video on the tablet, doesn’t necessarily mean it will display at 1080p. It truncates pixels in some manner.

guest May 15, 2012 um 2:34 pm

Looks like screen rez 800×480 per shop nbc.

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