I’ve seen plenty of tablets and mini-laptops running Windows CE, which has the same basic core as the Windows Mobile smartphone operating system. But the Mangrove 7 is the first 7 inch tablet I can recall that’s actually running Windows Mobile, not just Windows CE.
The folks at WMExperts got a chance to check out the Mangrove 7 from C-motech at CTIA recently. The tablet has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of ROM and 256MB or RAM. In other words, it has the same CPU as the Google Nexus One, but half the RAM.
WMExperts reports that Windows Mobile 6.5.3 looks surprisingly good on the large tablet, although the touchscreen seems to be a little finicky, and the overall build quality seems pretty cheap.The on-screen keyboard also seems smaller than it should be, at least in landscape mode.
You can check out a hands-on video after the break.