One of the better 10.1 inch Android tablets I saw at CES 2011 was the Elocity A10. Not that many other bloggers covered this hidden gem but it’s very, very thin and a high-performing Android tablet that will be available real soon, not months away. In fact, I plan to pre-order this next Monday when pre-orders start on January 18th.
Elocity A10 Specs
The Elocity A10 Android tablet comes with a 10.1″ 1366×768 resolution full multi-touch display, Tegra 2 dual-core 1Ghz processor, standard HDMI output port, and a USB 2.0 port that can be used as a host or peripheral. This means you can pretty much hook up your mouse, keyboard, printers, and more so long as Android OS recognizes it. (and Android OS actually recognizes most USB devices easily in USB host mode)
That is probably the highlight of the device, it offers full HDMI output and USB port so it’s easy to use with your existing peripherals without buying adapters and whatnot while the Elocity A10’s thinness is one of the thinnest out there.
Also the Elocity A10 Android tablet feels good in your hands, nothing can be a substitute for that special feeling when you hold it in your hands. As for the screen, Elocity A10 is equipped gorilla-glass. It will be shipping initially with Android 2.2 but upgradeable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb when it is available.
For 3G or 4G broadband connection, the Elocity A10 will come unlocked for GSM networks, meaning you should be able to use your AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card. And Elocity is also going to be working with all the carriers to bring it 3G or 4G enabled.
I would actually prefer a wifi-model though and bring the price down a bit as I can always tether the Elocity A10 with the numerous Android smartphones I have. But the bottom line is that the Elocity A10 Android tablet might be the first tablet to launch this year with Tegra 2 dual-core 1Ghz processor. I am an impatient person and would like to get my hands on one soon, not wait another 3-6 months.
I love it, Elocity A10 has a very good design and form factor, packs in a bunch of ports (without addition of buying more accessories) and will be shipping soon so we don’t have to wait longer.
Of course, in 3-4 months, there’s going to be even better Android tablets with dual-core 1.4Ghz or 1.6Ghz processors. Time is everything and in this case, Elocity has done a great job of creating a great tablet device in short amount of time.
P.S. And huge thanks to Esther, who went out of her way to explain Elocity’s products and even gave me a bottle of water when I needed it most, Elocity should give her a raise!