Early last month, Robert Stephens, CTO for Best Buy, revealed via Twitter that the company was working on an Android tablet. The good news: he’s now tweeted a few pictures of a RocketFish branded tablet, and boy does it look good (actually, it looks startlingly similar to the iPhone 4). The bad news: Engadget says it lacks internals (although I couldn’t find that anywhere). Somehow, despite the fact that it evidently has nothing inside, Stephens claims it runs Froyo and has a front-facing camera for video calling over Fring.

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The idea of a RocketFish branded Android tablet is pretty enticing - in my experience, RF products are good quality at a great price, and given how gorgeous this thing looks, it doesn’t seem like they’re looking to pop out another low-quality, slapstick tablet.

Based on the fact that the tablet is running Froyo - and this is pure speculation on my part - it would make sense that the release can’t be too terribly far away, even if this thing is just a prototype. Considering Gingerbread's release is slated for the end of the year, it wouldn't make much sense to hype a device for running Android 2.2 unless it was coming relatively soon. That said, it may just be running Froyo for now – the prototype could later make the transition to Gingerbread, who knows.

[Via: Engadget, Source: CrunchGear]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • jeremee

    Gad dammit.. next we will see BP bring out an android tablet with no hopes of ever making it to real world use... just because it's all the craze right now!

    We need finished working decent products no?

    • Aaron Gingrich


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    Im not sure whether this rocket fish tablet will ever take off,as Samsung and Dell are bringing new android tablets out soon. Before you buy one of these android tablets you really need to find out the costs of supporting the hardware and software when things go wrong them.