The folks at TRUtablet contacted me this week to let me know about yet-another-tablet PC that will be launching soon. This model features an 8.9 inch multitouch display and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

The tablet will have a starting price of $649 with 1GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state disk for storage. Upgrade options will include 2GB of RAM, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB SSDs, 3G, and GPS. All models will come with WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1.3MP webcam, 3 USB ports, and an SD card slot.

The company’s web site is still under construction, but TRUtablet will start taking orders next week and hopes to begin shipping the tablet in March.

If the tablet looks kind of familiar, there’s a reason for that. The TRUtablet and the Netbook Navigator Nav 9 tablet are apparently both produced by the same Chinese OEM. TRUtablet and Netbook Navigator are two separate companies that have placed orders with that company, although there will be some differences. For instance, the base model of the Nav 9 includes 2GB of RAM, while the TRUtablet starts at just 1GB. The TRUtablet is also significantly cheaper, with a base price of $649 compared to the Netbook Navigator Nav 9’s starting price of $799.

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8 replies on “TRUtablet 9 inch multitouch tablet coming next month”

  1. I hope they will be somewhat cheaper. But still: with the GPS included it really looks like a very good replacement of my Asus R2H. I really love this tablet hype!

    I think the launch of the iPad has been positive in one huge area: it will open up the market for tablets, it will really catch on and it will go past the hype and just be a normal new device. It is not likely the same thing will happen as what happened with the Origami project.
    I mean: before the iPhone was released everybody was laughing at you when you had a phone that big! Since the iPhone everybody wants one…and people that don’t want one take a device from a competitor that looks like the iPhone.

    However, I hope most tablets will be running Windows 7 or at least be capable of doing that since I have seen it to be very useful when integrating with the rest of my devices!

    And if you compare the pricing to what one has been paying for an Asus R2H or a flybook then this is really cheap!

  2. Still too much money at $649 they need to drop that by $200, or $150 at least. Wintel or Linux tablets won’t move very fast at over $500. The prices need to come down-down-down.

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