If you've been waiting for SmartDevices to release the SmartQ V7, then you'll be happy to hear that it is now available in China for 1500 yuan (~$220). Though cosmetically identical to the SmartQ 7, the V7 is actually the big brother of the SmartQ V5 and classified as an HD MID. The tablet is capable of playing back full HD 1080p video and outputting the signal to a TV/monitor via an HDMI or analogue composite connection. Like the V5, the SmartQ V7 can also run Ubuntu, Windows CE, and Android with all three operating systems pre-installed from the factory.
Other features include a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen, 600MHz ARM11 CPU, WiFi (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR connectivity, 4500mAH li-polymer battery, 256MB RAM, 2GB of inbuilt storage, and a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB. The HD MID can also receive the PPS Network TV-on-demand service, streaming a large variety of news, movies, sports, and other television programs for users to enjoy.
The choice of operating systems and HD video playback/output capabilities of the SmartQ V7 makes it a very versatile internet tablet and PMP. There currently is no news on availability outside of China, although there appears to be a few units available on eBay for inflated prices of over $400. Any takers?zol.com.cn]