A Look at the new Arnova 10.
The Arnova 10 is a low cost tablet coming out of China. You can already purchase the Arnova 10 with a resistive touchscreen and an older Rockchip processor running at 800Mhz for $199. Chrarbax over at ARMdevices.net got some video time with the new capacitive version due out in May. This version also gets a processor upgrade. It seems funny to release a new version just a few months after the first one was released, but that’s what they intend to do.
You will noticed the design is a lot like Archos, thats because Arnovatech sells a low-cost line of tablets designed by Arhcos. Its very similar to the Archos 101 tablet they released last year.. The Arnova 10 loses the kickstand, and metallic body frame that the Archos had mixed with plastic. The body is now made entirely of plastic. It also seems the HDMI port is missing on the Arnova 10. This device should ship with Android 2.2 as opposed to 2.1 which is on the current Arnova 10.
The device uses the 1.2GHz Rockchip processor (rk2918) and has a capacitive screen. The MSRP for the device is $229. The processor does have 1080p codec support, and improved graphics performance, so ultimately this should be a pround etty good deal for a 10.1″ tablet. Charbax also speculates that Rockchip should be getting access to the source for Honeycomb soon, however there is guarantee this device will see an update. Check out the video below to get a better idea of what this tablet is all about.
Posted by Chris Garcia via ARMdevices.net