It's been a long road of development for the eviGroup Wallet MID that we last heard about in December when we saw it in its new redesigned guise in preparation for a January release. Since then we haven't heard anything, but the company has now contacted Carrypad with an update of its progress and some precise launch details.
The 5-inch Wallet MID has gone into final production and will launch in May for 199 Euros selling through a dedicated website. For reference this works out to around US$265 (probably including European tax). eviGroup's CEO, Nicolas Ruiz, says the price also includes "a lot of accessories (like a car stand)" with the company marketing its product as a professional MID with a simple, semi-rugged design at an attractive price, although Carrypad speculates that the base configuration is unlikely to include 3G and will cost extra. Like virtually all other Android tablets so far, the Wallet will not be able to access Android Market with Mr. Ruiz stating that eviGroup was unable to make contact with Google and get the device approved.
It's good to hear that this long-awaited product should finally become available, and it seems like it could be a pretty good package. I do like the simple rugged design, but the hardware seems pretty standard with a Samsung ARM11-based processor powering proceedings. A lot will depend on the exact specifications and included accessories to tip the balance of value for money in its favor. Have you been waiting for the eviGroup Wallet? What do you make of the latest information and its upcoming launch?