Who else could possible get into the tablet
game at this point? Maybe
the question should be who couldn't possibly get in. BenQ, a company
that has traditionally focused more on monitors and accessories, has
announced plans to unveil a tablet at CES 2011. When the show kicks off
from Las Vegas next month, BenQ
will be on hand to reveal their first
10.1" tablet, one that has a 1024x600 resolution touch panel, Android
and a Samsung processor clocked at 833MHz.
The CPU is ARM-based, and according to reports, the company hopes to
"sell the R100 in content deals that pair the device with reading
material such as books, or magazine and newspaper subscriptions." The
battery will be able to last for up to 12 hours when it's being used for
reading, but that figure will probably drop when it's used for more
advanced tasks like gaming and Web browsing. One unique feature that few
other tablets offer is the language support; it can be used for
note-taking, and users can write on it with their finger or a stylus.
Also, in respect for potential Asian customers, it supports English or
Chinese, both simplified and traditional characters when it comes to
It will reportedly ship with 8GB of storage, an SD slot and a mini-USB /
mini-HDMI port. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi,
and Bluetooth. BenQ hasn't settled on a price yet, and they aren't
releasing images of it until CES. But that's not too far out now!