There’s no doubt that 2010 is the year of the tablet, with manufacturers promptly following suit after the release of the iPad. With Computex getting into full swing, there’s no shortage of tablets on the showroom floor, with many of them running Android.
One such tablet is the MSI WindPad 110, which, according to Engadget, is running Android 2.1. Sporting a 10-inch touch screen interface, the WindPad 110 has a glossy, black exterior and is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chip, as opposed to many tablets which are running Intel’s Atom processor.
In addition to the capacitive touchscreen, the WindPad 110 also comes with a USB port for peripheral access, and video-out capability, allowing you to view your photos and videos on the big screen.
Looking at the photos taken by Engadget, the Android version currently running on the display model certainly needs a lot of work before it’s ready for release. It would certainly benefit from a custom interface, allowing easier control on the relatively large screen.
There’s no doubt that Android is the perfect platform for tablets, as manufacturers can create their own variations specifically for the needs of their product, but it’s crucial that the software released with the WindPad allows users to make the most out of the device.
There seems to be some confusion as to the availability of the tablet, with one product manager citing a release by the end of the year at $399, and another claiming that the company hasn’t yet decided whether or not to bring the device to market. Hopefully, we’ll see it enter the market at the $400 price point, which seems just right for this kind of device.