After the news that GIT Media Group was launching what seemed like a dream tablet to the world, people started to wonder if this was a scam or joke of some kind. If we didn’t know the people we know, we would have thought the same thing. With two new high-end tablets to choose from, both sporting dual-core chips and 250GB Seagate hard drives, a person might start drooling. Add in the known fact of them both being under $500 really sweetens the deal. I had a chance to sit down with one, if only for a brief amount of time, and get a little more insight for everyone that wasn’t available on the release or the website initially.
One of the first and most important things we were able to confirm, both tablets will support the Android market. So no fears of getting your hands on a great tablet that only loads third-party apps. As we mentioned in the previous post, it looked like the tablet has HDMI out. We were also able to confirm this as well. They will support full 1080p HDMI out via Mini HDMI. That is a must have feature for any new tablet.
Both tablets will be able to connect to the internet via WiFi, but they have also added in a nice little addition that you all might like to know. They also support a SIM card. Which means you can have 3G connectivity on the tablet when you are out and about by simply popping your data SIM card into the tablet.
The final confirmation that we were able to get comes in the form of the OS. Although the site states they will be launching with Honeycomb 3.0, we have confirmed that the device will in fact be launching with Honeycomb 3.2. That is a sign of relief. That leads us to make a couple of predictions too. Knowing that GIT is trying to not only bring an amazing tablet to the market, but attempting to release as much source as possible for custom ROM support and modifications, I have a sneaking suspicion they are holding back something. Most importantly, Ice Cream Sandwich.
You may have noticed that none of the pictures we took included the device being powered on. Due to current proprietary information, limitations and specific restrictions and requests by GIT, I wasn’t permitted to show the unit in action. Don’t worry, those will come at a later date. I promise, you won’t be disappointed when you do either. I can however confirm that the screen quality is amazing and they have done a great job putting those chips to work. The devices really fly through the OS with ease.
Pre-Orders are still open and you can snag either of the two devices directly from their website, GITCorp, for $479.99.