Augen has announced six new Android 2.2-based tablets with screen sizes from 7 to 10 inches and prices between $200 and $600.
The upcoming tablets belong to the basic Latte and more powerful Espresso Series. The Latte lineup includes GENTOUCH Latte and GENTOUCH Latte Grande, while the Espresso Series includes GENTOUCH Espresso, Espresso Dolce, Espresso Doppio, and Espresso Firma.
Here’s Augen’s description of the tablets:
“The Latte Series
Capitalizing on Augen’s success of the GENTOUCH78, the Latte Series features Androids 2.2 Operating System with Adobe DRM SDK9 licensing for purchasing and downloading eBooks.
Weighing in at only 13.05 ounces, the new improved ultra sleek design provides a remarkable experience with touch sensitive front access controls; featuring a G-Sensor function and HDMI output which provides a brilliant multimedia experience. This 7″ Resistive Touch Screen with 800×480 resolution (soft tipped stylus included) incorporates 2GB of built-in flash memory with the latest WiFi-802.11(a/b/g/n) technology. Expandable storage through its SD Card slot supports up to 16GB.
GENTOUCH Latte Grande
As a step up to the GENTOUCH LATTE, “The Grande” features a 7″ Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen with resolution 800×600. This flagship model offers a powerful 800MHz CPU processor with Android 2.2 Operating System. Downloading books is a snap with Adobe DRM SDK9. With 2GB built-in flash, WiFi, Micro SD Card slot this tablet has a lot to offer. But we are not finished yet… “The Grande” offers additional features with 3 axis accelerometer, 3 axis compass, and Ambient Light Sensor to conserve battery power. The HDMI output offers the finest multimedia and gaming experience on the users TV.
The Espresso Series
The Espresso Series is the premiere line of Augen’s Android tablets designed and built to satisfy customer’s expectations for emailing, social networking, business applications, and a 3 axis accelerometer for gaming and more. This Series features Androids 2.2 Operating System (Every model in the Espresso series is upgradable to 3.0) with Cortex A8 & A9 1GHz Processors which exceeds today’s consumers demand for a faster user experience.
The Espresso features a 7″ Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen with resolution 800×600. This model offers an industry leading powerful Cortex A9 1GHz CPU processor with Android 2.2 Operating System. With a forward facing 3 megapixel camera, video conferencing is one click away. The latest Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR Technology sync’s the users top shelf entertainment systems along with creating an unparalleled wireless atmosphere. The Espresso is equipped with the latest WiFi-802.11(a/b/g/n), 8GB built-in flash, Micro SD Slot, and a 3 axis accelerometer/compass. This device includes an On Screen Vibration Keyboard and an Ambient Light Sensor to conserve battery power.
GENTOUCH Espresso Dolce
This impressive 10.2″ Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen features a 1024×768 high-resolution display with a 4:3 aspect ratio which delivers the user an unsurpassed viewing experience. Featuring a Cortex A8 1GHz CPU processor with Android 2.2 Operating System, this device includes fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating that reduces onscreen fingerprints. The Espresso Dolce is also equipped with the latest WiFi-802.11(a/b/g/n), 8GB built-in flash, forward facing 3 megapixel video conferencing capable camera, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR Technology, 3 axis accelerometer/compass, Standard SD MMC Slot, HDMI output, Ambient Light Sensor, and an On Screen QWERTY Vibration Virtual Keyboard that combines cutting edge touch screen functionality with the satisfying feel of a keyboard.
GENTOUCH Espresso Doppio
This is a flavor the user will never forget. We blended the revolutionary Espresso Doppio with the best features of the traditional laptop and newly developed tablet making this the first hybrid device with Dual Boot Android/Ubuntu OS. The Doppio OS (Dual OS) combination allows users to select either Android 2.2 or Ubuntu Operating System when turning on the device. Espresso Doppio’s Android/Ubuntu OS utilizes full functionality of a laptop; including a variety of emailing, social networking, business applications, and printing options.
The combination of imagination and vision reflects this product’s unique mix of having a detachable 10.2″ tablet (with an enhanced brightness and high resolution 1024×768 Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen) with a high-tech designed base including a QWERTY chocolate style LED backlit keyboard. Both components contain an independent lithium 6000 mAh battery which is equivalent to 10 hours of usage. When the devices are docked together, the combined battery life extends up to 15 hours (Industry first).
The Espresso Doppio is powered by a 1GHz processor for accelerated processing, 512mb Mobile SD RAM, 4:3 aspect ratio for a sharper multimedia viewing, 3 megapixel DSC front facing camera for video conferencing, 3 axis accelerometer/compass, multi-touch track pad which replaces the traditional mouse, WiFi-802.11(a/b/g/n), 2 USB OTG/Ports, and a 2.5″ SATA IDE HDD 160GB hard drive which redefines the laptop computing and tablet world.
GENTOUCH Espresso Firma
GENTOUCH Espresso Firma (The Human Hand Recognition Factor)
The Espresso Firma tablet with a magical wand pen (included), allows the user to create a digital note taking experience simultaneously transmitting the hand written notes digitally to the 7″ tablet. The regular sized ink pen writes on standard paper and does not require any digitizing surface. The Espresso Firma allows the user to conveniently email files, sign documents, and help utilize the powerful capabilities like personal note taking and hand written email compositions.
The Espresso Firma hand recognition device incorporates a Dual Core CPU Processor with the main CPU frequency operating at 600MHz and auxiliary CPU frequency (digital command control) at 550MHz. The 7″ Resistive Touch Screen with 800×480 resolution is powered by Android 2.2 OS and incorporates 2GB of built-in flash memory with latest WiFi-802.11(a/b/g/n) technology.
The new Augen tablets provide access to SlideME Applications Store and include a 16-pin connector for Augen’s docking stations.
The devices will be available this fall.