Velocity Micro’s newest tablets are 10 inch models with multi-core processors and Android 4.1 software. Prices should start at about $199 when the tablets go on sale during the first quarter of 2013.
The Velocity Micro Cruz D610 and Cruz Q610 are also some of the first tablets that will ship in the US with multi-core processors from Chinese chip-maker Allwinner.
Allwinner recently launched the new multi-core processors, including a dual-core chip which is pin-to-pin compatible with the popular single core Allwinner A10 chip. That makes it easy for device makers to update existing products to feature the newer, faster processor.
The Velocity Micro Cruz Q610 will feature a 1.5 GHz Allwinner A31 quad-core CPU, while the Cruz D610 has a dual core Allwinner A20 chip.