One of the pioneers of the MID looks to be invigorated and ready to jump back into the crowded waters. Aigo, who brought us the P8860 a while back but had become eerily silent regarding new devices, has come out of hiding more than once in the last several months, this time with the 7-inch N700 Android tablet. Surprising news, especially since there was not even a hint of anything MID related at their CES booth this past January.
While still in the early design stage, with no release date or pricing available, we do know the N700 will bring the state-of-the-art with Android 2.1 and the Tegra 2 graphics chipset lighting up the 800×480 multitouch display. Processing will be handled by an ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1GHz, with memory specs calling for 512MB RAM and up to 32GB of flash storage. The usual suspects will also be onboard, such as WiFi, HDMI, USB, and microSD, with a few niceties such as optional 3G WWAN and a 3120mAh battery rounding out the hardware.
Apparently the new Aigo more than resembles the Compal NAZ-10, which itself claims up to 16 hours of HD video playback and a tempting $300 price. Of course, this Aigo/Compal dynamic wouldn't be surprising considering Compal has shown a rebadged version of the P8860 in the past.[ChiniTech via Engadget]