Looking Glass tablet has been caught crossing the FCC, complete with UMTS/WCDMA support for both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The filing for the M02M - which is believed to have a 7-inch display and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset - also lists WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. There's also a SIM card slot and an SD card slot, both accessed via a door on the side of the Looking Glass; it's unclear at this stage whether the tablet will be able to make voice calls, like the Dell Streak or not. It also seems that the back panel is non-removable, suggesting a non-user-replaceable battery. We're expecting to see the Looking Glass launch at CES 2011 next month as the Dell Streak 7. [via Engadget]
NEC will launch a dual-touchscreen version of their LifeTouch/Smartia tablet at CES 2011 next month, though full details of the presumably clamshell device are currently unknown. According to PC World, the tablet - which will also carry the LifeTouch brand - has a pair of 7-inch touchscreens which can show different information simultaneously. There's also confirmed WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, but the version of Android NEC expects to use is unclear. The company will also be showing an Android-based netbook. Note, the image here is just a mockup. [via SlashGear]
gone on sale, albeit in Asia for the moment, with the 7-inch multitouch MID getting a welcome makoever from when we last saw renders. The 380g unit runs Android 2.1 on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, with 512MB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage and an HDMI output. Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 3G for voice and data, along with USB, audio in/out and docking connectors. There's also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, accelerometer and digital compass, together with a custom Freedom River UI of Aigo's own making. No official word on battery life, though Aigo is apparently saying the N700 will last for up to sixty days in standby. It's priced at 2999 yuan ($452); no talk of when a North American or European launch may take place. [gallery] [via Pocketables]
released a list of ways you'll be able to drain your Adam tablet's battery in around six hours, as a counterpoint to earlier talk of over fifteen hours of "normal" use. 1080p HD video playback at full brightness and volume will do it, the company says, together with playing a 3D augmented reality game with camera input and 3G or WiFi for data. Solid YouTube or other Flash video playback over wireless will also sap power quickly, as will streaming 3D maps over 3G and using the hardware GPS receiver. Finally, recording HD video using the Adam's rotating camera and streaming it via WiFi is apparently a sure-fire way to drain the tablet in record time. To be fair, none of that is especially surprising, but it does raise a couple of interesting use-cases, particularly the HD streaming potential. We've seen apps like Qik do real-time video uploads, but the quality is generally well short of HD.
Viewpad 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are the two Android tablets. They both run different versions of Froyo and have different price tags, but will be going up against not only the industry-leading iPad, but themselves as well.