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There really are a lot of tablets being announced at CES 2011, and Velocity Micro just launched their new lineup of Android tablets as well: the 7" Cruz Tablet L37, the 8" Cruz Tablet P38, and the 10.1" Cruz Tablet L510.

The 7" L37 has a 1024x600 capacitive touch screen, while the 8" P38 has a 1024x768 screen, and both come with 802.11n WiFi and 4GB of internal memory. The 10.1" P38 has a 1366x768 capacitive touch screen and runs on the NVIDIA Tegra 250 Chipset with a 1GHz dual-core CPU.

The tablets all feature front and rear facing cameras, 3G data options, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and eCompass functionality, HDMI out and, sticking to its eReader roots, Velocity Micro will be pre-installing the Amazon Kindle app on the tablets. The devices are all expected to ship with Android 2.2 or 2.3.

According to Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro, the goal of the new Cruz Tablets is to create "thin, powerful, and feature rich devices."

There does not appear to be any word on price or availability. However, Cruz has traditionally sold their tablets at the sub-$300 mark, so we are expecting similar price tags here as well.

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Press release:

Velocity Micro Announces New Line-up of Cruz Tablets
New Generation of Android-based Tablets Include 8" and 10" options with no contract 3G access, available in late Q1

Las Vegas, NV - January 5, 2011 - Velocity Micro, the premier builder of ultra performance desktops, notebooks, peripherals, tablets, and ereaders, announces three new devices to join the Cruz family. Built with the same meticulous attention to detail and 100% US support that have made Velocity Micro famous amongst enthusiasts, these 7", 8", and 10" tablet models include features such as 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI out, and Android 2.2/2.3.

"Our goal when designing the new generation of Cruz products was to create thin, powerful, and feature rich devices," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "With these new Tablets, we've done just that. These are remarkable tablets-- a true extension of our ongoing philosophy to bring functionality and affordability to the mainstream."

With a 10.1" 1366x 768 capacitive touch screen and ultra thin design, the Cruz Tablet L510 is as feature rich as it is sleekly elegant. Key features include:
· NVIDIA Tegra 250 Chipset
· 1GHz dual core CPU
· Front and rear facing cameras
· 3G data options
· Bluetooth 2.1
· GPS and eCompass
· HDMI out
· Android 2.2/2.3
· Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Featuring an 8" 1024x768 resolution capacitive screen and packed with tons of extras, the Cruz Tablet P38 is perfect for business travel, as a multimedia hub, or cruising the web from the couch. Features include:
· 802.11n wifi
· 4GB Internal memory
· Front and rear facing cameras
· Bluetooth 2.1
· HDMI out
· Android 2.2/2.3
· Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

With a 7" 1024x600 capacitive touch screen, the Cruz Tablet L37 fits in the palm of one hand for a unique combination of power and portability in a mobile device. Features include:
· 802.11n wifi
· 4GB Internal memory
· Front and rear facing cameras
· 3G data options
· GPS and ecompass
· Bluetooth 2.1
· micro HDMI out
· Android 2.2/2.3
· Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Cruz products are available from nearly every electronics retailer in the US, including Best Buy, Sears, Borders Bookstores, Amazon.com, QVC, and many others. For more information on these devices, other Cruz products, or Velocity Micro, visit CruzTablet.com.

Source: Engadget

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  • Deon

    Possible vaporware, one wonders if it'll see the light of day. While it's specs look good, they're no different than anybody else's specs. Nothing to set them apart. Maybe in the pricing arena, if they come in sub-300 that'd probably do it. It's possible this company is just looking for funding.

  • Marcelo L

    Just like with the current tablet....they left out the CPU designation .....which probably means....like the current tablet....some non-standard ARM cored knock-off CPU ....#Fail

  • Shel

    Cannot wait for release! My Cruz reader is amazing!

  • Miah Washington

    I was just watching a video on youtbe on my tablet and all of a sudden it went grey and black like a messed up tv. Whats wrong with it

  • andee39

    When it says "3g options" does that mean it will be tied to a contract or truely free?

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