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Ramos W15, W12 and W10 tablets teased ahead of CES 2011

Ramos has teased three new tablets set to make their debut at CES 2011 next week, one of which will use Rockchip's new RK2918 SoC which we saw benchmarked earlier this week. The Ramos W15 has an 8-inch "high resolution" 16:9 aspect display and the new RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 based processor, while the Ramos W12 makes do with the Cortex-A9 SoC and Mali 400 GPU, and has a 4:3 aspect 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. Finally, there's the Ramos W10, with the same Cortex-A9 as the W12, paired with 512MB of RAM and ROM, WiFi, Bluetooth, a gravity sensor and Android 2.2. No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] [via MP4 Nation]

Rockchip RK29xx benchmarked on way to affordable 1080p phones & tablets [Video]

Rockchip's processors may not be as well known as Qualcomm's Snapdragon or Samsung's Hummingbird, but they're at the core of many entry-level devices. The newest version, the Rockchip RK29xx, uses an ARM Cortex-A8 core running at up to 1GHz, and opens the door for 1080p encode/decode on tablets as low as $149. ARMDevices caught up with the company for an overview, which you can see below, and then MP4Nation grabbed some in-house footage of Rockchip benchmarking an RK29xx-powered smartphone prototype. The device managed a Quadrant score of over 1,900 points, besting a TI OMAP3530 powered tablet by around 400 points. Rockchip expect to officially launch the RK29xx chipsets at CES 2011 next week. Rockchip RK29xx Overview: [youtube mFTvklDv7eU] Rockchip RK29xx Testing: [youtube KuZnKHBwM5g]

Android Tablets in 5-inch and 8-inch Sizes Offered Up by View Quest in the UK

Should you be in the UK by chance and would like yourself an Android tablet in either the 5-or-8-inch sizes, you could just ask View Quest for a bit of help. The Slate5 (800×480 screen resolution) and Slate8 (800×600 screen resolution) both have the same 600MHz RockChip CPU, 2GB Flash, microSD card slot, Wifi, resistive touchscreen interface, and Android 1.5.

Rockchip Next Gen Android Chip That Supports 2.1

Rockchip is launching it's next generation chip for Android. The RK2818 chip will be powering select phones and mid range tablets. The three-core processor includes 660MHZ ARM, DSP, and GPU. The chip should allow for really good 720 HD video performance, and make Flash and HTML 5 video run with ease. It has an integrated 3G module to allow connectivity for TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000 EVDO.

$88 5-inch Android Tablet? – Video

Yes, it’s that time of day. Only time will tell if this does make it onto the market. This is a 5-inch Android tablet by Acorp. The representative did say it would be available next month.  It does look pretty good though and it should be affordable.

Aigo has two new Android MIDs in the works

A Chinese manufacturer by the name of Aigo has two Android MID’s in the making. The new tablets will come in a 5 and 7 inch version. Both will be running Android 1.6, there is no word on when or if these devices will be upgraded to Android 2.1.  Price is rumored to be around 1500 Yuan which is roughly $220 and will be released in May.

Pasen Android MID5

Android is continuing is assault in the MID/Tablet market. This one comes from a company that is known for (knockoffs) MP4’s. But, this thing looks really good and I would imagine there are a few people that would love to get their hands on it.

Rockchip Android prototype uses 720p-capable RK2808 chipset

We can't say we're especially enamoured by Rockchip's first attempt at an Android smartphone, but this reference design is more about what's going on inside the casing than what said-casing looks like.  Based on Rockchip's Android-capable RK2808 chipset, first announced all the way back in August last year (and wearing a pretty slick MID outfit at the time), the unnamed smartphone should support 720p HD video.
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