updated 06:35 pm EDT, Tue May 25, 2010
Marvell 10-inch tablet due soon
Marvell today at the Netbook Summit showed a mystery 10-inch tablet. The aluminum-shelled slate would be based on the company's Moby reference design and would combine Android 2.1 with Marvell's high-speed Armada 610 processor. Little else is clear about the design, but it would have space for a front camera.
The design is fully intended for production for another company, but the customer for the tablet is being kept secret. Marvell wouldn't allow the unit to be turned on at the risk of giving away the identity. A ship date and a price are consequently off limits, but the Moby design would cost $99. The tablet as such could be a surprise competitor to the iPad as well as other Android tablets like the ICD Ultra or Notion Ink Adam. [via Engadget]