Marvell promises $100 tablet for students
Mar 18, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Marvell announced its intent to deliver a $100, Android-ready
tablet computer built around a 1GHz Armada 600 series processor.
Aimed at students, the "Moby" will offer WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, an
FM receiver, and Adobe Flash compatibility, the company says.
"Marvell's "bold new education initiative" was unveiled at this
week's Future of Publishing conference in New York, but the company
did not say whether it will manufacture the Moby itself or -- as we
think more likely -- merely try to spur on third-party
manufacturers by creating a reference design. In any case, the
tablet, whose screen size was not mentioned, appears to offer
functionality associated with devices including Apple's forthcoming
iPad, but at a significantly lower price."