eviGroup reveals Android-based Wallet MID specs
Right on schedule, France's eviGroup has officially unveiled the Wallet MID we had previously seen only in rendered and still-frame form. Yesterday, the company's CEO released the video (embedded below) that my tipster captured the stills from last week and today, he's followed that up with a full list of specifications.
Some of the specs—like the 5-inch screen, rear camera, and GPS—were presumed to be true for the past month, but just about everything else (including CPU and OS) was up in the air. Now we know for sure that the 7.05-ounce Wallet will run Android 1.5 (and later 1.6) on a 533/667MHz Samsung ARM processor with 128/256MB of RAM and up to 8GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. Its WVGA touchscreen will be fit into a 6.5" x 3.0" x 0.55" casing that's been stuffed with WiFi and 3G modules (no Bluetooth), two miniUSB ports, an FM transmitter, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a loudspeaker.
Not horrible, I suppose, but nothing to get overly excited about either. eviGroup is shooting for an end-of-year release of the Wallet with a €300 approximate starting price.
My source tells me that those "larger diagonal displays" the CEO refers to in yesterday's post includes a 7-inch unit but unless the specs get an upgrade too, I'm not sure who'll be hoping to see more information sneak onto the Wallet's original teaser page (which still hasn't been updated).