WitsTech unveils new Android-powered A91 tablet device for sale in ChinaBy TeamVR on July 13, 2011 12:24 pm@vrzone
It is a common perception that most, if not all of those China-branded tablet devices that are currently making their way onto the retail shelves in the gigantic Chinese domestic market are nothing more than cheap toys which sport poor build qualities and weak hardware, right? Well, leave it to WitsTech to prove such critics wrong with the introduction of its new A91 Android-powered tablet, which reportedly boasts certain improvements over its prodecessor, especialy in the looks department.
Read on to find out more…
Have you heard of a company known as WitsTech? Well, they may not have got much of a presence (if at all) in many parts of the world, but it seems that the company is immensely popular in its own Chinese domestic market, where it specializes in the "manufacturing and marketing of portable multimedia devices" such as tablets. And apparently, it would seem that demand for WitsTech's products in China is decent enough for the company to justify releasing a new tablet known as the A91, which the company claims is a huge improvement over its predecessor, the A81.
According to the hardware specifications published by WitsTech on its product page, the Wits A91 tablet device is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex A8-based CPU which is reportedly provided by Texas Instruments' OMAP3730 processor, while a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen capable of a native resolution of 1024 x 600 serves as the A91's display. In addition, the A91 features a decent 512MB of RAM, 2GB of flash memory and a battery pack which boasts a capacitiy of 3000 mAh, although the decision to include a low-resolution 1.3-megapixel camera will probably turn some potential customers off.
That being said, WitsTech has also confirmed that the A91 will feature built-in support for Bluetooth and GPS, with optional support for 3G. Curiously, there is no mention about any form of support for WiFi support on the A91, although we'd figure that it is probably just an oversight on WitsTech's part, considering how most tablets, even China-branded ones, usually come standard with WiFi capabilities. Oh, and it comes bundled with version 2.3 of the Android operating system.
Last but definitely not least, it would seem that WitsTech has given the A91 a bit of a cosmetic overhaul in order to differentiate it from its older A81 tablet. For example, the A91 now uses three touch-sensitive buttons at the front as opposed to the physical buttons that were present in the A81, and that the rear housing is now removable to allow users access to the A91's battery pack.
No information pertaining to pricing and availability for Witstech's A91 tablet has been released yet, although we'd expect it to be extremely affordable, considering how the device appears to be designed for sale only within the Chinese domestic market.
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