Camangi WebStation arrives before end of “the Noughties” afterall [Updated]
It looks like the earlier promises from Camangi regarding the shipping date of the WebStation Android tablet have been kept, as some customers have confirmed receiving their pre-orders over the past couple of days, before the end of the year and “the Noughties.”
Gear Diary received one of the two devices they ordered and their first impressions about the hardware are positive, with the device having a high build quality with a nice weight and feel to it.
In a related development, the company has also recently launched its Camangi Market app store for the Android tablet. Currently listed as a beta version, the site is fully functional hosting a small selection of free apps to download, online resources, and information for developers. Users can simply register for free to download apps either to their computer or directly from the WebStation.
After hearing about and waiting for this device for ages, I’m pleasantly surprised that Camangi has managed to stick to its word by shipping the WebStation and launching Camangi Market for its owners to start using. I’m looking forward to finding out more detailed information on the tablet in the very near future.
Update: Laptop have had some time with a WebStation and just published a hands-on report. Unfortunately, their first impressions are mixed as they echoed the positive comments regarding the device’s design, build quality, and overall weight/feel, but were left disappointed by its slightly sluggish performance in Android, choppy video playback, resistive touch screen (better when used with the included stylus), and the current limited nature of the Camangi Market site. Like the similar Archos 5 Android, the WebStation lacks support for Android market and is missing various Google apps normally found on Android phones such as Google Maps and Google Voice.
Although the impressions were mixed, Laptop still feels the device has potential and will publish a full review soon.