Gemini pad packs all the right punches
Running on Android, the new Gemini tablet/pad based computer really does look special. And we don’t just mean physically. If you want to jump right into the deep end, hit the jump now to see a feature comparison chart taken from Engadget which highlights the comparable strengths between this and the iPad.
The Gemini packs a 1GHz Tegra 2 SOC processor and offers a large 11.2-inch resistive and capacitive display utilizing a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. The fact that this device comes in two display flavors is really interesting. We’re not sure wheter the choice will come down to the consumer or the shop/store that will hoepfully stock these puppies.
There is no denying that this piece of kit will get compared directly to the iPad, as will every tablet computer that is forthcoming at the moment. So let’s have at it. The Gemini can play 1080p video in its sleep, leaving the iPad only able to dream. You see, the Gemini also offers 3G data with the ability to support phone calls and SMS. Kapow, a knock out blow, perhaps? Throw in a SD card reader along with a 40Wh battery, FM radio, GPS, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth and MicroUSB and it becomes difficult to see where the Gemini is falling short.
Rounding things off, it is worth noting that the multitouch display will also support Flash and there are a couple of cameras (front and rear facing) to help with the video conferencing that you do every day, no doubt.
In truth, we don’t expect this device to take any market share away from Apple, nor be particularly successful. If this had Apple’s logo on it, then critics and consumers alike would be quoting how Apple are realy pushing the technological boundaries on this one. As it is, it is just another product with better hardware than Apple, but without a sexy brand to back it up and little to no marketing power. With that said, it is no surprise that we have no idea on pricing or availbility. We’ll keep you informed.