A couple of days ago we brought you details on the recently unveiled Pandigital Nova, which as we mentioned runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and comes with a 7-inch (600 x 800 resolution) screen. That doesn’t appear to be the only product that the company has been working on either, as Pandigital has now officially revealed the Star Planet Android tablets as well.
As Amar Toor from engadget.com recently noted, all three tablets are powered by a Cortex A9 processor (800MHz according to our previous article) and feature a 7-inch display and an ActiveTouch touchscreen interface with multi-touch support. The Planet and Nova models come with a 600 x 800 resolution, while the Star features an 800 x 480 resolution.
In terms of storage, both the Star and the Planet include 2GB of internal memory, while the Nova comes with 4GB. However, all three models do come with a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 32GB. The Pandigital Nova appears to be the only model that runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, as the Planet and the Star both run on the 2.2 Froyo OS.
The good news is that all three models will be upgradable to the latest version of the Android operating system. The tablets also come with an orientation sensor, which will automatically adjust between landscape and portrait modes in most applications when the device is tilted. The tablets’ built-in mini-USB ON The Go port enables users to connect it to a PC for easy file transfers.
All thee devices come with HDMI and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a rechargeable Li-ion battery that will provide users with up to 6 hours of usage. The Planet, Nova and Star all come preloaded with Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore app, as well as access to GetJar’s app download store. The 3 media tablets will be available to purchase from leading retailers all across the US.
The Pandigital Planet is available now for an MSRP of $189. The Nova will be available this week for an MSRP of $189, and the Pandigital Star tablet will be available to purchase as from mid-August for an MSRP of $159. Are you thinking about buying a new media tablet? If you are, do you like the sound of any of the aforementioned models?
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