Amiga returns… with an $98 Android Tablet
Amiga is one of world's iconic brands from the dawn of modern computing era. In 1990s, the platform was squeezed out of the market thanks to the success of PlayStation from gaming perspective, and Windows PC from workstation place. If we got a dime every time we heard that "Amiga is coming back", we'd be driving a Tesla Roadster by now. About a year ago, we heard that Commodore USA is bringing the Amiga back (again), focusing on tablets this time around.
Lo and behold, we received news from Bill McEwen that Amiga is introducing a seven inch tablet powered by Android 2.2 operating system. The price of the 7" Amiga Xpedio 7MTB is set at only $98, while the add-on USB keyboard and protective case raise the price to only $118.
The Amiga Xpedio 7MTB is powered by VIA Technologies WM8650 ARM chip ticking at 720MHz, 256MB LPDDR2 memory, 4GB embedded storage and of course, the multi-touch screen. In order to keep the price down, 7MTB comes with resistive two-point touch-screen. You can expand the storage up to 32GB locally via MicroSD/MemoryStick/MMC cards.
Besides the Xpedio 7MTB, Amiga also offers Xpedio 7 MT ($189) and Xpedio 10 MT ($289), which also feature Samsung PV210 SoC with ARM Cortex-A8 processor ticking at 1GHz, 512MB LPDDR2 memory and 8GB of local storage, also expandable up to 32GB. 7MT and 10MT are both equipped with capacitive multi-touch display.
The manufacturer is stating that the preorder prices are good until November 11, 2011 with the delivery taking place before December 25, 2011.