AOC is more noted for their range of LCD monitors and LCD TVs that are easy on the wallet without sacrificing too much on performance, and their latest FCC filing has hints of the company making their way to the Android tablet market as well. The filing shows off the AOC tablet, picking up the FCC’s approval for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities, sporting an 8″ touchscreen display with Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box. Of course, we would have liked to see it ship with the tablet-centric Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but we will take what we can get at the moment. The display itself has a 800 x 600 resolution, while the tablet runs on an 816MHz RockChip ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory and microSD memory card slot that allows you to “add” another 32GB of storage space if you so require.
The button layout on the AOC tablet is what makes it interesting – all three Android buttons are located on the right hand side of the tablet instead of the more “traditional” place which is right below the screen. This points toward AOC’s intention of making it a table-top device, so could it be a living room or home entertainment system accessory? No idea on pricing or availability as at press time though, but it shouldn’t be long in coming.
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