Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 Blaze platform uses an ARM Cortex A9-based chipset which is capable of handling HD video. It also features support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, and cellular data. In other words, it has everything you need to develop a nice healthy smartphone… or a tablet.
SVTronics will start offering a Texas Instruments Blaze tablet development device in August. The tablet is aimed at developers, not the general public. But it looks pretty interesting, with a 1GHz OMPA4430 CPU, 10.3 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel multitouch display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, and 2 USB ports and HDMI output.
There’s also an accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensor, ambient light sensor, and proximity and pressure sensors. The tablet has a memory card slot, SIM card slot, a headset jack, and a miniPCIe slot for a modem — the tablet can support 3G, LTE, or other wireless technologies.
There’s a 5MP camera module that can be connected externally.
The tablet has an aluminum frame and measures 10.5″ x 8.3″ x 1.1″. It has a 4100mAh single-cell battery.