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Rydeen Introduces the GCOM701 Android Slate with Marvell's ARMADA CPU
      #38376 - 08/31/10 01:15 PM

Rydeen Mobile Electronics today introduced the GCOM701, a "slate" form factor device utilizing the Android operating system. Powered by the Marvell ARMADA 166 application processor, the GCOM701 delivers seamless connectivity; live, real-time content; rich and immersive media experiences - all with very long battery life. The new device exceeds innovation and availability standards in the Android based MID (Mobile Internet Device) market today. The new device features a front-facing camera, removable memory and direct-access hardware buttons. The GCOM701 is expected to ship in November 2010 and will be available in two colors, black and white. Here is more info:

The GCOM701 comes to market at a time when large-screen tablets with virtual keyboards are the talk of consumer electronics blogs and coverage. With a 7-inch TFT touch panel and 800x480-pixel resolution, the GCOM701 offers ample screen space for Web surfing, reading eBooks and viewing images, video and e-mail, in portrait or landscape mode. Its slim form factor makes it easy to carry in an oversized pocket or bag.

When it comes to features and connectivity, the GCOM701 delivers. WiFi connectivity (802.11 b/g) and GPS are built in. Bluetooth capability, along with an internal microphone and speaker, enable usage with Internet-based communications services such as Skype. A front-facing camera enhances communications capabilities with video. The microSD slot accepts SDHC cards up to 32GB, giving ample space to store songs, pictures and videos, and both standard and mini USB plugs allow jump drives and portable devices to plug right in. For private listening, users can plug their favorite headphones into the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the road, the GCOM701 functions as a Portable Navigation Device (PND), complete with 4 million Points of Interest (POIs), powered by Navteq.

Central to the new GCOM701 is the ARMADA 166 processor running at 800 MHz with 2Gbit of on-board RAM. An internal 7.4-volt battery delivers ample standby and up to 6-hour of operational time at full power mode (normal usage condition, up to 8-hour).


205.04 x 110.92 x 13mm

CPU / Operating System
Marvell ARMADA 166 ? 800MHz; Android OS

7-inch TFT resistive-type touch panel; 800x480-pixel resolution

Internal: 2Gbit DDR2 SDRAM
External: MicroSD (removable) up to 32GB

GPS: High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver (NXP GNS7560)
Bluetooth: Marvell 8688
WiFi: 802.11 b/g (Marvell 8688)

Playback Sources
Video: H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, RM, RMVB, AVI, FIV
Flash: Adobe Flash Lite 4

7.4V 2400mAh Li battery (internal)

Audio: 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Data: USB and Mini USB (2.0)


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