Velocity Micro is now taking orders for two Android tablets the company first introduced a little over a month ago. One is marketed as a 7 inch color eBook reader, while the other is pitched as a multipurpose Android tablet. Both are available for pre-order today, but won’t ship until early September.
Velocity Micro has just placed its Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet up for pre-order at Borders, with both units boasting 7-inch displays and seductive price points. The Reader is going for $199.99 and should ship out by the end of next month, while the Tablet is $100 more and could be at your doorstep a fortnight before Halloween.
The Cruz Tablet runs Google Android 2.1, features 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage space. It also comes with an 8GB SD SD card. The tablet has 802.11n WiFi, and a Lithium Ion battery which Velocity Micro says is good for 10 hours of run time. But the thing that’s probably most exciting about this tablet is the 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display.
The Cruz Reader model runs Android 2.0 and comes with 256MB of RAM and 256MB of internal storage. This model comes with a 4GB SD card, 802.11b/g WiFi, and a 10 hour battery. It has a 7 inch 800 x 600 pixel display, but there’s no mention of what kind of screen it uses.
The Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet also ship with an eBook reader which lets you access the 2 million digital books in the Borders online book store which is powered by Kobo.