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Boeye MID 700 tablet runs Android with Apple-esque aesthetics

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It seems that the hottest emerging gadget categories these days are internet tablet MIDs and e-readers. Perhaps one of the most speculated products that supposedly intends to cover both of these areas and more is the long rumored Apple Tablet.

At the GITEX trade show in Dubai, China-based Boeye revealed their MID 700 tablet running Google's Android OS and featuring a design strikingly similar to a device one would usually expect from Apple: an enlarged iPhone/iPod touch with a larger 7" WVGA screen but the same full glass face with a black and silver bezel. Other specifications from Boeye's website state the tablet uses a Marvell PXA303 processor at 624MHz, has 128MB of RAM and 2GB of onboard storage, and includes WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Storage capacity can be expanded using a microSD slot supporting up to 16GB, and a front facing camera and GPS are also included. A hands-on account of the tablet by Tech Lahore mentions its lightweight, thin profile and good build quality.

MID tablets running Android are nothing new with the recent release of the Archos 5 Android, for example, but the Boeye MID 700 hopes to stand out with its Apple-esque aesthetics and a competitive price of less than $300. We will keep you updated on further information as it becomes available.

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6 thoughts on “Boeye MID 700 tablet runs Android with Apple-esque aesthetics

  • Avatar of yooy

    Nice…I saw a MID 500 on their website, any idea about it?

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  • It may seem obvious – yet do these tablets act as mobile phones as well?

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  • Hi yooy,

    I’ve had a quick look at the MID 500T on their website and it seems to have exactly the same specifications as the MID 700T with the exceptions being a 5″ touchscreen instead of 7″ (and correspondingly smaller dimensions) and a scroll ball in addition to the touchscreen.
    Apart from that, they are nearly identical.

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  • Hi Paul,

    From the available details, the MID 500 and 700 are unable to be used conventionally as mobile phones since they lack full support for other different wireless networks such as GSM etc. and don’t seem to have the necessary software support. Their 3G support seems limited for data only. However, it may be possible to add VoIP capabilities through software at some point in the future.

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  • Avatar of johnkzin

    This, with a 9″ or 10″ screen, video out, usb for keyboard/mouse/trackpad, and options for more RAM and storage, would be interesting to me …

    Even more interesting would be having a 1280×720 PixelQi display on it. That, with 1GB of RAM and 8-32GB of storage (before the SD card), and maybe a faster CPU (like the 1GHz OMAP3), would be just about perfect. I’d buy that.

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