CeBIT 2011

Gigabyte GN-TB100 Tegra 2 tablet packs IPS display [Video]

Gigabyte has quietly announced its intention to get into the Android tablet market, bringing the GN-TB100 along to CeBIT 2011 this week. A 10.1-inch Tegra 2 slate with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera, and integrated 3G, the Gigabyte GN-TB100 will arrive in July 2011, according to what the company told ARMDevices. It may have some aesthetic changes before then, but inside is expected to be 512MB or 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. Ports include HDMI and mini-USB. Gigabyte is making much of its IPS display, which is higher resolution than the iPad's screen, though we're hoping they replace the Android 2.2 Froyo OS the slate is currently running with Honeycomb by the time it reaches shelves. [youtube 0kcbeVoEgTU]

TazPad to break cover at CeBIT

A company called TazTag has announced that at CeBIT 2011 it will be unveiling its first Android-powered tablet. The tablet is called the TazPad and while the full specs aren’t offered, we do know a few things about the tablet.

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO Honeycomb & full specs confirmed [Update: Video & Price]

ASUS has confirmed that the Eee Pad MeMO will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb when it arrives later this year, with the 7-inch tablet taking on the HTC Flyer with its hybrid stylus/finger input. jkkmobile spotted the confirmation on an ASUS product sheet at CeBIT 2011 this week, along with confirmation of all the MeMO's specs. The tablet has a 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor, quadband HSPA+ support, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. There's also 1GB of RAM and between 8GB and 64GB of onboard storage, along with twin cameras - 5-megapixel with LED flash on the back, 1.2-megapixels up front - and a micro HDMI port. Other connectivity includes microUSB with Host support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDHC and a twin microphone array; there's also a digital compass, gyroscope, g-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor. ASUS reckons the Eee Pad MeMO is good for up to 8hrs video or music playback on a full charge. Update: Honeycomb isn't the only surprise ASUS has; jkkmobile has shot a video of the slate (still currently running Android 2.2) with its Bluetooth handset accessory, a remote-control that can be also used to answer calls, so you don't need to hold the MeMO itself to your head. It also has a transparent screen. According to ASUS Germany, the Eee Pad MeMO is expected to retail for around €499 ($690) for the 8-16GB model, or €699 for the 32-64GB model, with the Bluetooth handset; that certainly undercuts the €669 Flyer at the low end. [youtube uPhm65ked88]

MiTAC outs new Android tablets for CeBIT launch

We certainly saw a lot of Android tablets debut for the first time back during CES. The next big trade show that is set to kick off before you know it is the CeBIT show and that show will be underway next month. We are sure to see a bunch of new tablets debut at CeBIT as well and MiTAC is showing off a few of its new Android tablets ahead of the show.

Hanvon HPad A112 tablet/ereader revealed

A new Android-based ereader has been promised for CeBIT 2011 next month, the Hanvon HPad A112. Expected to launch in the second half of the year, priced at around €399 ($545), the A112 has a 7-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen and runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It appears to be a new version of the HPad A116 shown at CES 2011 last month. Inside there's a 720MHz ARM11 processor paired with 2GB of internal storage and a microSD slot. Although it's being billed as an ereader, it's most definitely a tablet cross-over: there's WiFi and Bluetooth, options for GPS and 3G, and a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera (along with a front-facing camera for video calls) USB and HDMI round out the main specs, with the 3,300mAh battery tipped for around eight hours of reading (though we're guessing significantly less browsing and media playback. The whole thing is 10.8mm thick with a magnesium alloy frame and a brushed stainless steel shell, and Hanvon has even thrown in their own custom handwriting recognition. [via The Digital Reader]