Eston adds MID-05 slate to Android MID lineup


If the Eston MID-02 slider's oversized bezel was one of the reasons that kept the device off your gadget radar, then perhaps the company's newest Android/WinCE MID will pique your interest.

Meet the Eston MID-05, a keyboard-less slate/tablet with a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen, SDHC card slot, 802.11b/g WiFi, and 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor. The CPU is disappointing, I know, but Eston does seem to be improving its products with each new release.

The MID-01, for example, had a smaller 4.3-inch display with a lower resolution of 480 x 272 and only ran Windows CE 6.0. So it's probably only a matter of time before we start seeing Bluetooth, a better processor, and other improved specs included in something like the MID-10 or MID-11.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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