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FirstView have officially launched one of the cheapest MID Android devices around. Revealed at CeBIT this year, the PC607V will come with either Android 1.4 or Windows CE. Android 1.4 makes the Codfish by Gigabyte seem cutting edge. Of course, as far as I know there is no Android 1.4 so this must be a mistake and it is hopefully running Android 1.6 and not Android 1.5. Fear not, however, as there are already whispers of an upgrade for the PC607V bringing it up to Android 2.0 or 2.1 in the near future.

There are conflicting reports on the screen size. Some websites are quoting a 10.1-inch resistive touchscreen display while others are reporting only 7-inches. If the former is correct then we might be able to expect a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. Other than this, the device is alleged to include a 2.5″ HDD 60GB, WiFi (b/g), Webcam, built in speakers, 2 USB ports, 1 SD slot, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA/RJ45, 2 headphone port (in / out), 4500 Mah battery with dimensions of 270 x 193 x 19 mm. I would imagine that this device may launch with multiple price entry points and in order to get the specs listed above you might need to shell out up to $150. Still, not bad.

[Via Engadget]

James Tromans
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