Rockchip concept comes to life as RAmos W7 Android MID

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So, it's true. China-based RAmos is indeed releasing the Rockchip concept that was previously shrouded in mystery under its own name.

Dubbed the W7, the Android MID has a 4.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen and is powered by Rockchip's RK2808 processor clocked at 600MHz. Its 8GB/16GB of internal storage limits the amount of MKV, AVI, RMVB and other videos in resolutions up to 720p (the original announcement cited 1080p) it can hold, but its WiFi and eventual 3G connectivity coupled with Adobe Flash support and the open operating system should give users much more to do with the unit than just watch movies.

There's no word on availability at the moment, but the W7 has already been priced at an attractive ~$190 and ~$234 for the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively. Check out a few slides from today's official announcement below.

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I've still got my eye on the Android-powered Archos 5 Internet Tablet because of its faster processor, additional storage capacities, and other features (GPS, Bluetooth, microSD slot on the SSD models, etc.), but the price and styling of the RAmos W7 could certainly make it a viable alternative for others.

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