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eLocity 7-Inch Internet Tablet for Android 2.2, powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 with Capacitive Touch Screen, 1080p Viewing and 3-Axis Accelerometer for 3D Gaming This revolutionary new Internet Tablet from eLocity combines the power of a lightning-quick PC with the functionality and mobility of a smartphone to create the ultimate technology companion. More powerful than any smartphone and faster than the iPad, this sleek unit is has the fastest mobile CPU available today - NVIDIA's Tegra 2, Dual ARM 9 CPU (1GHz clock speed) with 8 separate processors that can run independently or together for maximum performance. Built for the Android 2.2 operating system, this versatile device allows constant access to the web with built-in Wi-Fi and can be customized in virtually unlimited ways through thousands of Android apps available online. Power and speed are key features, but equally impressive are the bright, crisp 7-inch screen and the HDMI output that allows you to send HD media to a big screen TV in true 1080p high definition. And the 3-axis accelerometer will bring your games to life? arcade style. Enjoy your favorite movies, music, or 3D games on the go and never worry about power ? with up to 5 hours of video or a hundred hours of music on a single charge of the 2-cell Lithium Polymer battery, this affordable tablet will probably outlast you! The Freedom of AndroidAlthough the eLocity A7 Internet Tablet comes ready for use with a selection of pre-installed applications for Android 2.2, it can be customized with third-party apps available online. Because it is an Open-Source platform, the number of applications designed for Android has skyrocketed. Almost 75,000 apps are currently available, ranging from Sip Phone to map and email utilities to apps that allow you to work with Microsoft Office files. Most of the apps are free to download and can be modified relatively easily. With Open-Source flexibility, you have the power to create your own app...
eLocity 7-Inch Internet Tablet for Android 2.2, powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 with Capacitive Touch Screen, 1080p Viewing and 3-Axis Accelerometer for 3D Gaming
This revolutionary new Internet Tablet from eLocity combines the power of a lightning-quick PC with the functionality and mobility of a smartphone to create the ultimate technology companion. More powerful than any smartphone and faster than the iPad, this sleek unit is has the fastest mobile CPU available today – NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, Dual ARM 9 CPU (1GHz clock speed) with 8 separate processors that can run independently or together for maximum performance. Built for the Android 2.2 operating system, this versatile device allows constant access to the web with built-in Wi-Fi and can be customized in virtually unlimited ways through thousands of Android apps available online. Power and speed are key features, but equally impressive are the bright, crisp 7-inch screen and the HDMI output that allows you to send HD media to a big screen TV in true 1080p high definition. And the 3-axis accelerometer will bring your games to life… arcade style. Enjoy your favorite movies, music, or 3D games on the go and never worry about power – with up to 5 hours of video or a hundred hours of music on a single charge of the 2-cell Lithium Polymer battery, this affordable tablet will probably outlast you!
The Freedom of Android
Although the eLocity A7 Internet Tablet comes ready for use with a selection of pre-installed applications for Android 2.2, it can be customized with third-party apps available online. Because it is an Open-Source platform, the number of applications designed for Android has skyrocketed. Almost 75,000 apps are currently available, ranging from Sip Phone to map and email utilities to apps that allow you to work with Microsoft Office files. Most of the apps are free to download and can be modified relatively easily. With Open-Source flexibility, you have the power to create your own applications or tailor existing apps to suit your own personal tastes. Now that’s freedom!
High Resolution and 1080p Viewing
With a high-resolution 800 x 480 capacitive touch screen and the fastest mobile processor ever – NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, Dual Core 1Ghz CPU – eLocity’s A7 Internet Tablet was made for multimedia. Watch HD films in the palm of your hand or output them in 1080p for a big screen experience with a quick and easy HDMI connection. The 4GB internal high speed flash memory can store up to 4 feature films, 40,000 photos, or 2,000 songs for countless hours of entertainment. For accessing unlimited media, the unit offers 2 different options for expanded memory. A micro SDHC slot supports memory cards up to 32GB and a USB 2.0 port supports flash memory devices up to 64GB, increasing your media storage to nearly a million photos, 48,000 songs or up to 96 movies at any given moment. Watch videos in the most popular formats, even in 1080p. Supported codecs include H.264, MPEG-4, DivX and Real Video with MOV, FLV, MP4, AVI, and MKV file formats. With such versatility, you may wonder if this is a media player or a computer server… with the HDMI output for true 1080p viewing, the eLocity A7 Internet Tablet is both.
For accessing unlimited media, the unit offers 2 different options for expanded memory. A micro SDHC slot supports memory cards up to 32GB and a USB 2.0 port supports flash memory devices up to 64GB. Watch videos in the most popular formats, even in 1080p. Supported codecs include H.264, MPEG-4 and Real Video with MOV, FLV, MP4, AVI, and MKV file formats. With such versatility, you may wonder if this is a media player or a computer server… with the HDMI output for true 1080p viewing, the eLocity A7 Internet Tablet is both.
3D Gameplay at Your Fingertips
NVIDIA sets the gold standard for gaming, and that’s what you get in this powerful package. The eLocity A7 Internet Tablet is a gamer’s delight, packing processing speed that can easily power the most demanding 3D games available for the Android platform. Enhancing your experience is a 3-axis accelerometer that puts you so close to the action you feel it. And now there’s no need to strain your eyes on tiny smartphone screens. For the first time, game play in 1080p true HD is possible with the HDMI output. Quick and easy access to the Amazon gamestore offers endless choices – you might never want to put the tablet down, and with a feather weight of only a single pound, you won’t have to.
Whether you’re a social networker or an on-the-go office worker, there’s an Android app for you. The eLocity A7 Internet Tablet lets you stay connected and productive in the ways that matter most. For social networking, popular sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are as easy to reach on the Tablet as they are with a conventional computer. If productivity is the key factor for you, you’ll like the Adobe PDF Reader app and the Documents To Go app that allows you to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files. And let’s not forget shopping… Android applications are available to take you almost any place you want to go, including apps for the Amazon store and a special app for buying Amazon MP3 downloads.
Surfing the Web
All roads might lead to Rome, but how do you find the World Wide Web with a computer tablet? With eLocity’s A7 unit, browsing is both easy and beautiful. The unit supports Flash, so you’ll be able to view web content the way it’s meant to be seen! Several browsers are available to send you on your way, and the high-resolution touch screen displays websites in crisp and vivid detail. The Android default browser is a powerful utility that loads pages faster than Safari, supports Flash unlike Safari, and does everything you need a browser to do. Excellent third party apps like Dolphin and Opera Mini offer alternative browsing options. If you’re tired of scrolling and zooming on your mobile phone, it’s time to see what this powerful 7-inch tablet can do!
An Endless Jukebox
Storing thousands of songs is a great start, but we know that accessing what you want when you want it is important. That’s why the eLocity A7 Internet Tablet allows you to create playlists for all occasions as desired. Want to mix and match formats in a single playlist? You can! A wide range of audio formats are supported, including MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC, AAC and non-protected WMA files. The unit comes with earbuds so you can enjoy your tunes in solo mode, but it also has built-in stereo speakers that allow you to share your music wherever and whenever you like.
A Wireless Wonder
Constant connectivity with 802.11b/g wireless and Bluetooth offer maximum performance, and with the wireless status screen giving you information at a glance, it’s easy to monitor and manage connection settings for VPN, Bluetooth and Mobile Networks. There’s even an Airplane Mode that allows you to disable all wireless connections in a single place! The eLocity A7 Internet Tablet’s unlocked card slot provides a breath of fresh air to most users who have been tied to specific networks with long contracts and expensive termination fees. Now you can flip from network to network, depending on which one suits your convenience. Download and upload speeds are dependent upon the network, location and traffic.
Touch Screen and Keyboard Control
Capacitive touch responds to your slightest command. No need for a stylus here, just take advantage of a screen that actually responds like it’s supposed to! Experience the next generation convergence of desktop efficiency, communications and multimedia entertainment. Designed for maximum performance and ergonomic effect, the Internet Tablet has a virtual keyboard that makes it easy to send email, surf the web and perform countless other everyday activities.
Full PC Functionality
Ever experienced the fact that size does matter? Compromising on performance and speed when going for small? Welcome to the new world of ANDROID – where small is beautiful and POWERFUL too! Hundreds of apps are available to meet your needs. Documents To Go allows you to view and edit Microsoft files. Productivity continues with Adobe Reader for PDF files. For social networking, MySpace Mobile and Facebook are just two of the apps available. How about shopping? It’s easy with the Amazon.com app, and there’s even an app for downloading music from Amazon.com. If you’re a reader, you’re in luck. eBooks are easy to read in a vertical format with the A7’s high contrast display.
Upload, organize and view hundreds or even thousands of your photos on the bright, crisp 7-inch screen. Create a slide show with photos and music and use the tablet as a digital photo frame or send high-resolution images to your big screen TV with the HDMI output. With an archive in hand, you’ll never leave home without photos of your loved ones ever again. Pictures can be uploaded directly through the USB port, the micro SDHC slot or through the Wi-Fi internet connection via any file transfer utility. JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG image file formats are supported.
1.3 MP built in webcam
3.5 mm stereo output
The Micro SD Card is another way to access external content like movies, photos & music
A USB 2.0 input gives you expanded memory and the HDMI output gives you true 1080p
HDMI out – connect your tablet to your TV and experience 1080p video playback! Does this make the DVR along with the other boxes near your TV belong to the stoneage?
Plug 'n' Play
Finally a product that is ready to kick off from the word go – open your package, charge it up and you’re on your way! No installation CDs, no signups, just experience your android!
No more do you have to contend with different gadgets. This tablet is an e-Reader, a Desktop computer, a travel companion, a jukebox, a personal movie pass, a video phone, a browser and yes even an Office!
Remember those old sci-fi movies that predicted portable video phones of the future? Well, the future is finally here! With its 1.3 megapixel webcam and crisp viewing screen, eLocity’s A7 Internet Tablet lets you see who you are talking to… regardless of where you happen to be. As long as you’ve got a Wi-Fi signal and an online friend with a webcam to talk to, you’re set. And with the 7-inch screen giving you clarity and maximum detail, the person you’re talking to will actually look like the person you are talking to!
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Date First Available
September 8, 2010
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First off, I'll apologize for writing a review after owning this tablet for only one night. I hate these kinds of reviews but I felt this needed at least one review from a real customer.
In my few hours with it last night, I downloaded and installed several apps on it from GetJar, including Facebook and Kindle. I also downloaded several apps from my PC onto a thumb drive and installed them onto the tablet from that, which was very cool. I visited several websites that had flash banners and they worked flawlessly. I was also able to play embedded videos on sites including youtube.com and my facebook news stream.
Pros: - USB port - I plugged an 8GB flash drive in and installed apps from it. - Micro SD slot - Haven't used it yet but plan to soon - HDMI port - Haven't used this yet either but it's a great option - Video looks great - Very responsive when touching links or rotating display - Browser is quick and displays flash - Great price for the specs
Cons: - Lack of good, working apps. For the A7, you get your apps from GetJar, instead of the Android marketplace. Some apps refused to install for me, like Angry Birds. Others installed but clearly weren't made to work on this size tablet. There isn't a netflix or skype app available (I was hoping to use the webcam with skype). - Pinch-to-zoom doesn't work particularly well. Seemed to always go way too far in or out. You're better off just double-tapping. - Scrolling - scrolling by sliding my finger seems to cause a lot of unintended clicks along the way. I think there's just a bit of a learning curve, being used to my ipod touch. It seemed to happen less as the night went on. - The fixed buttons aren't backlit so at first it's difficult to use in the dark.Read more ›
Have had this device for 3 days now and I am more than impressed. This thing is blazing fast and very responsive. Sure there are issues but developer is releasing patch to address these by 12-24-12 according to their web site. Hopefully this fix will address the problems with wi-fi waking ,Nvidia drivers (not able to play angry birds.. etc). True the multi-touch and lack of market are a bummer, but what do you want for 300 bucks? So glad I did not spend double this price on a Galaxy tab that will be outdated in 6 months.
pros -Fast, fast, fast -Screen res is great for the specs -Very responsive -HDMI out is awesome -USB and SD card media (Bite me Apple) -rooted out of the box -300 bucks! - Jetflicks streaming on 7 inch screen! -Flash player rocks (Bite me Apple) -Great reader
Cons -No Market (hopefully XDA developers will help with this) -Wi-fi fails to wake from sleep (workaround available and patch coming 12-24-10) -Nvidia drivers not up to date (patch coming 12-24-10) -Not true multi-touch ( not an issue for me, I have no plans on making this into a gaming rig) -Proprietary connector for dock (not a big issue since there is USB/SD card support) -Menu buttons have no back lighting
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Just got the a7 today and think it is a great device. Even with the original firmware - the device is blazing fast, more below, no WiFi issues and the pinch and zoom is adequate. Firmware Update - Version 2.0121 of 12/24 further improves pinch and zoom - which we will apply tomorrow - and update our review once done. XDA have an Android Market ROM so the a7 can gain access to Market.
Build quality is very sturdy - some have commented on its being plasticky - but it's a rubberized, non-slip plastic. Perfectly respectable.
We are certain that XDA will do Honeycomb in due course.
First off - we should say we are an Apple shop - iMacs, MacBook Airs, Minis and iPads - so when we say the a7 blows the iPad away on speed - we are not coming from an anti-Apple perspective. Quite the opposite. Example - loading cnn.com on the a7 fully rendered in about a half a second - the iPad 6 seconds.
1080p playback is super fast and very smooth.
Updated Review - 01/17
Just applied new firmware rev Version 2.0121 and then Version 2.0124.
Fixes all outstanding issues - improved pinch and zoom, better battery.
Awesome tablet - almost twice the Quadrant benchmark score of the Archos A70.
I have had the Elocity for two weeks now. It features cutting edge specs(as of December 2010): The Tegra 250 dual core processor is the reference for the upcoming versions of Android; Capacitive screen; 512MB RAM; Android 2.2; Flash 10.1; USB port; bluetooth, etc. I We have had our share of frustrations in unlocking its' potential, which are common with these products when they are new. The improvements since launch are huge: Elocity's firmware update fixed many issues including wifi, Angry Birds installation, and multi-touch pinch to zoom (although there is still room for improvement there). XDA forum has made great strides with it as well including full Android Market access, Google apps including Gmail, Calendar, and Maps. Quadrant benchmarks are now up to 2400, which blows away any non-Tegra devices. I am loving this tablet more each day. The lack of backlit buttons is a little annoying when using in the dark, but I am memorizing their location. If you buy one, you really should visit the XDA thread to take full advantage of its' capabilities. [...] I also posted a couple of videos of it on YouTube in case you are interested. Is it the perfect tablet? No, but it has a lot going for it and if you want a tablet right now, it's a great choice that will be able to handle upcoming versions of Android. As the developer community grows, this tablet is just going to keep getting better,too.