When we reviewed the SmartQ 7 from China-based Smart Devices last year, it was hardly an impressive piece of work. In fact, one main saving grace was the price, which at that time, made the device the cheapest mobile Internet device (MID) in the market. The hardware was fine, but the Ubuntu Linux operating system was pokey at best as the platform was not optimized for the ARM processor.
E-Magin The R7 has a SVGA touch screen 7 “, features WiFi wireless connectivity and 3G data, is compatible with IPTV, and almost all existing formats of video and audio. It also has an Internet browser and in terms of internal storage memory you’ll find yourself with a mere 2 GB is that it can expand with SD Memory Card High Capacity (SDHC).
Interestingly battery SmartQ 7 “will be the 3300 mAh of capacity, according to the site getting the product for a period of eight hours of reading. The processor incorporates a ARM11 and the amount of RAM is 256 MB.
We also received word that Smart Devices will be launching an e-book store on its Web site tonight and, at the same time, introduce a new firmware revision. We are currently testing a unit in our Labs, but suffice to say, the operating system’s significant performance improvement makes this S$449 (US$318.98) device a possible contender to the famous iPad.