Onkyo has announced a brand new Froyo-based tablet that will launch in Japan. Most of the specifications seem pretty much up to par with what we expect; here's what the TA117 will come packaged with:

  • Tegra 250 Chipset (1 GHz)
  • Android 2.2
  • 10.1-inch screen
  • 1024x600 resolution
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • WiFi & Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 1.3MP Camera
  • Either 8GB or 16GB internal storage

The only disappointing features seem to be the low-quality rear camera and the lack of a front-facing counterpart. Of course, we expect numerous Honeycomb tablets to be featured next week at CES, so this may even become obsolete within the next few months. I guess we'll have to wait and see how the TA117 will stand against the avalanche of Android tablets coming in 2011.

Source: Onkyo via Engadget

  • Tom

    It's just another rebranding of the Viewsonic G Tab. Same specs, same picture.

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    Let's hope it comes with lots of onboard Ram and storage. We'll needing for 2.2

  • Kozmo2k4

    Yup: looks like gTab from Viewsonic. 512MB RAM. It's pretty solid. Have been enjoying it for the past two weeks!

    • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

      I have a HTC desire HD which runs 2.2 and comes with 768MB. Often it runs out of RAM.

      Now that Google allows Apps to be over 50MB I can see future tablets needing over 1GB of RAM. Then there is that old non-SD card limit that a lot of Apps still have.