Velocity Micro Introduces 7", 8" and 10" Cruz Tablets At CES

Velocity Micro Introduces 7", 8" and 10" Cruz Tablets At CES

We knew CES would be loaded with tablets, and that foreshadowing has proven correct so far. They're definitely a major part of this year's show, and Velocity Micro is bringing not just one, but three total tablets to the show. There's a 7", 8" and 10" version, all of which are expected to ship in late Q1 2011. All three are joining the Cruz family, and they'll ship with either Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 depending on which is available at the time of launch.



The 7" model (Cruz Tablet L37) has a 1024 x 600 capacitive touch screen, and is roughly the same size as Samsung's Galaxy Tab. There's 802.11n Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal storage, a 3G data option, front and rear-facing cameras, GPS/compass, micro HDMI output and Bluetooth 2.1. Also, the Kindle app will come pre-loaded. The 8" Cruz Table P38 has a 1024 x 768 resolution display, and most of the same specifications otherwise. The giant of the bunch is the 101." Cruz Tablet L510, which has a 1366 x 768 screen resolution, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, NVIDIA's Tegra 250, front and rear cameras and optional 3G. No pricing details were given, sadly, but it's clear that the Android tablet market is going to be extremely crowded by mid-year. The real question is this: can the Android 2.3/2.2 tablets stand a chance against the incoming Honeycomb (v3.0) tablets?


Velocity Micro Announces New Line-up of Cruz Tablets

New Generation of Android-based Tablets Include 8" and 10" options with no contract 3G access, available in late Q1

Las Vegas, NV - January 5, 2011 - Velocity Micro, the premier builder of ultra performance desktops, notebooks, peripherals, tablets, and ereaders, announces three new devices to join the Cruz family. Built with the same meticulous attention to detail and 100% US support that have made Velocity Micro famous amongst enthusiasts, these 7", 8", and 10" tablet models include features such as 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI out, and Android 2.2/2.3.

"Our goal when designing the new generation of Cruz products was to create thin, powerful, and feature rich devices," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "With these new Tablets, we've done just that. These are remarkable tablets-- a true extension of our ongoing philosophy to bring functionality and affordability to the mainstream."

With a 10.1" 1366x 768 capacitive touch screen and ultra thin design, the Cruz Tablet L510 is as feature rich as it is sleekly elegant. Key features include:

·         NVIDIA Tegra 250 Chipset
·         1GHz dual core CPU
·         Front and rear facing cameras
·         3G data options
·         Bluetooth 2.1
·         GPS and eCompass
·         HDMI out
·         Android 2.2/2.3
·         Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Featuring an 8" 1024x768 resolution capacitive screen and packed with tons of extras, the Cruz Tablet P38 is perfect for business travel, as a multimedia hub, or cruising the web from the couch. Features include:

·         802.11n wifi
·         4GB Internal memory
·         Front and rear facing cameras
·         Bluetooth 2.1
·         HDMI out
·         Android 2.2/2.3
·         Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

With a 7" 1024x600 capacitive touch screen, the Cruz Tablet L37 fits in the palm of one hand for a unique combination of power and portability in a mobile device. Features include:

·         802.11n wifi
·         4GB Internal memory
·         Front and rear facing cameras
·         3G data options
·         GPS and ecompass
·         Bluetooth 2.1
·         micro HDMI out
·         Android 2.2/2.3
·         Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Cruz products are available from nearly every electronics retailer in the US, including Best Buy, Sears, Borders Bookstores, Amazon.com, QVC, and many others. For more information on these devices, other Cruz products, or Velocity Micro, visit CruzTablet.com.

ABOUT VELOCITY MICRO, INC.

Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit www.VelocityMicro.com. 
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