Flat Computing – Take 2.
Flat Computing, LLC considers themselves “one of the nation-wide leading flat tablet system manufacturers”. The small company from Austin, Texas has only released one previous tablet called the Flatpad A10. This was one of many devices based on the Zt-180 platform which was supposed to have been a A8 Cortex processor, but it turned out to be an ARM11. Companies who sold the tablet were also lied to, and many like Flat Computing lowered their prices. You can find out more about it by going HERE.
Flat Computing is looking to move on with the release of the FlatPad A10T. The device has a 10.1″ capacitive multi-touch screen at 1024×600. It also features a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 Processor, 1GB DDR internal processor memory, and 8GB NAND internal storage. Wifi b/g/n, Bluetooth, microSD expansion, USB 2.0 OTG, and a Mini HDMI port are also on present. It will run Android 2.2 and be Adobe Flash 10.1 capable. The dimensions are 9.96in x 6.45in x 0.49in and it weighs 1.4lbs.
FYI, this tablet is also known as the Malata SMB-A1011, Hannspree, and E-Noa Interpad. Engadget had gotten their hands on the Malata last month. You can read about that HERE.
Being that Flat Computing is once again just re-branding a Chinese tablet who knows what the outcome will be. The specs are nice, but if Android 2.2 is not implemented well then this device could have some of the same issues the original Flatpad had. It is availble now on their website to pre-order for $395 USD, but lists the regular price at $495 USD. Shipping is said to be this month, but no recent updates have been posted. This pricing is high when compared to the better known Archos 101 priced at $299.
Hopefully we get our hands on one soon so we can give it a proper review.
Posted by Chris Garcia.