Iriver has officially unveiled their latest Android tablet, the 7-inch WOWtab. While we are not sure we could classify this as a tablet that isn’t worthy of any attention, we are not all that certain it lives up to the wow in the name. Basically, in terms of specs, the Iriver WOWtab is along the lines of the Nexus 7. The issue we take with that is the Nexus 7 has been around for sometime now while the WOWtab is just now seeing a release.
Anyway, the Iriver WOWtab is sporting a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, quad-core 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other hardware specs include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. That last one of course, is a plus as compared to the Nexus 7.
The WOWtab will also have a 4000 mAh battery as well as GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a front-facing camera and microUSB.The tablet will measure in at 194 (W) x 122 (L) x 10.6mm, weigh in at 338 grams. Otherwise, those making the purchase can also expect to find a pair of speakers on the back along with the basics to include a 3.5mm headphone jack, power button and volume rocker.
The one catch in all this, so far the tablet looks to only be available for those in Korea. Iriver has the WOWtab priced at 248,000 won which would translate to roughly $230 in terms of US dollars. Needless to say, as we have seen in the past, direct currency translations do not always line up quite so nicely. Bottom line here, if you live outside of Korea and happen to be digging the WOWtab, you could either look for an importer or go the easier route and simply pick up a Nexus 7.