Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro investigating ICS updates for Cruz tablets

Velocity Micro, like so many smaller manufacturers at the moment, is preparing at least two new Ice Cream Sandwich tablets for 2012. The company invited us to check out its latest wares at CES, and while the the Cruz T510 and Cruz T507 weren't ready for public display, we did manage to get some interesting information out of a VM product manager. The company is currently preparing Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for its current Android tablets, the first 10 and 7-inch Cruz models.

Velocity Micro shows of Cruz T510 and T507 ICS tablets before CES

Velocity Micro has been working on the fringes of the Android tablet space for a while, but it looks looks like they're preparing a new line for 2012 with a bit more going for it. The company released new information on the Cruz Tablet T510 and Cruz Tablet T507, predictably 10 and 7-inch tablets. Essentially updated versions of its current tablets, the new models will be on display at CES next week.

Velocity Micro Next in Line to Pay Microsoft for Android-toting Hardware Licensing Fees

Just a couple of days ago we let you know of the then-latest group to sign a deal with Microsoft for their patent licenses including their latest Android-carrying hardware. This company goes by the name General Dynamics Itronix and of the deal Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft, said “[it] is an example of how industry leaders address intellectual property.” Smug indeed - next comes Velocity Micro.

Velocity Micro debuts three new Android-powered Cruz tablets

Velocity Micro has had some of its cool Android-powered Cruz tablets up for pre-order for a while now. The company is showing off its Cruz line at CES 2011 this week with the addition of three new Cruz tablets to the lineup. The first of the new offerings is the L510 with a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen and a thin design. The machine has NVIDIA Tegra 250 chipset, dual-core CPU at 1GHz, front and rear cameras, 3G options, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI output and runs Android 2.2/2.3 for the OS.

Velocity Micro Release Cruz T301 Tablet

Shh! It's a quiet release! Velocity Micro have basically just told the world in a whisper voice that they've got a new budget tablet to add to their ever-growing line running Android 2.0 out on the market now. It's already got mixed reviews on Amazon and looks to be something very very very basic. I mean totally basic. It's got a 7-inch screen, 4:3 aspect ratio, 800×600 resolution, capacitive touch, Android 2.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and a user replaceable Li-Ion battery that provides “up to 10+ hours of life” or “24+ standby." It comes with 256MB of RAM, includes Amazon's Kindle e-book reader (where previous Velocity Micro tablet Cruze T103 had the Borders e-book app,) and it's got 4GB of internal storage.

Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet Available for Pre-Order

It's been a little while since we've heard from Velocity Micro. Their Tablet and Reader were a notable topic a few months back, but since then they seemed to just drop off the map entirely. Apparently they were hard at work on making their devices the real deal, because Velocity Micro has just announced that the pair of Android-powered devices are available for pre-order right now.