CDRKing has altogether gotten into the Android tablet game by releasing FastPad, a slate running Android 2.2 Froyo with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor!
This one comes with a 7-inch 16:9 capacitive touchscreen display, a 3 MegaPixel camera in front (oddly enough, none at the back), Full HD video playback, HDMI port, a microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity support.
Priced at only Php 8,800, CD-R King FastPad is perhaps the most affordable capacitive touchscreen Android tablet out there. However, it does come with one seemingly major down-side: It just has a 2200 mAh battery. (In contrast, Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, a tablet with the same screen size and operating system, and almost similar technical specifications, has a 4000 mAh battery pack.) So off hand, I'm not really expecting all that much from FastPad in terms of uptime. (I'd be glad to review FastPad unit and test how long its battery would last on a full charge. Let's see if CD-R King would bother to send us a unit).
So there. Oh, and lest I forget, FastPad comes with 3-months service warranty and 1 week replacement guarantee. Isn't that nice?
TP Asks The Crowd: Are you willing to bet your money on this tablet, TP Friends? Or would you rather save your cash (since Php 8,800 is already quite a lot, when think about it) and just add a bit more to it this Yuletide for something more high-end -- like that slim and powerful Apple iPad 2 or that hot and svelte BlackBerry Playbook, maybe?
|Name||CD-R KING FastPad Android Tablet|
|Price Category||Entry Level|
|Available Colors||Black bezel, White back cover|
|Operating System||Android 2.2|
|Display||7-inch TFT, 16:9, 800x480 pixels TFT Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Processor||1 Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, Samsung S5PV210|
|Camera||Front-facing 3.0 megapixel front facing camera, no camera at the back, no flash|
|Video Capture||720p (to be confirmed), High-definition|
|Audio and Video Playback||1080p HD Video, HW decode |
MPEG4/H.264/H.263/, VC1/RMVB/RM/3GP/AVI/, MKV/MOV, MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/AAC+
|Built-in Ports||HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR, HSPA+ (4G), EDGE, GPRS|
|Memory||4GB TF Card, Maximum support up to 32GB (optional)|
|Sensors||Proximity, accelerometer, digital compass and gyroscope|
|Uptime||5-6 hours of browsing, standby time of around 24 hours (according to user reviews)|
|Value-Added Features||Android Market, Flash 10.1 support in Browser|