Korean device maker iriver has introduced a new 7 inch Android tablet which which is expected to sell for about $229 in Korea. It’s a decent looking device, but I’m not sure it lives up to its name: iriver calls the tablet the WOWtab.

irivier WOWtab

The iriver WOWtab ITQ700 features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The tablet has WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS capabilities.

In other words, it matches the Google Nexus 7 nearly spec for spec. One of the only differences is that the WOWtab has a microSD card slot for extra storage.

But the Google Nexus 7 is nearly a year old, and the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is starting to look a bit dated.

It’s not clear whether iriver has any plans to offer the WOWtab outside of Korea.

via MiniMachines and KBench

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6 replies on “Iriver introduces the WOWtab 7 inch tablet, leaves out the wow factor”

  1. The wow factor for me is a function of price relative to performance. It needs to come in at $150 in the U.S.

  2. What’s better than Tegra 3 that’s shipping in tablets right now?
    At least it’s not something way wimpier.

    1. The quad core Qualcomm Snapdragons are shipping in volume on high end cell phones. They would appear in tablets also if Qualcomm weren’t supply constrained, which appears to be the case. The Snapdragon beats the Tegra 3 in performance, plus Qualcomm also makes the LTE radio chip.

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