BeBook to drop 7-inch “Live” Android Froyo tablet in June
BeBook, an e-reader manufacturer, has announced the release of their BeBook Live, an Android tablet running version 2.2 (Froyo).
A 1 Ghz Samsung Cortex A8 CPU and 512MB of SDRAM powers the device, and its 4GB of internal flash storage can be complemented by SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. Adobe Flash videos can be watched on its 7-inch LCD screen or outputted to a TV via the mini HDMI port, and a front-facing 2MP camera facilitates video chat.
While Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is not yet available to developers (and only available on Motorola’s Xoom tablet), it’s puzzling that the tablet didn’t launch with at least version 2.3 (Gingerbread). One possible explanation is given BeBook’s product history, the BeBook Live is being marketed as an advanced color e-reader rather than a full-fledged tablet.
The BeBook Live is scheduled for a June 2011 release, and is expected to retail at $279.