Egoman readies Android MID quartet

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It’s been several years since Egoman Technology made headlines with some of its PMPs, and now the company is back with not one, not two, but four Android MIDs with capacitive and resistive touchscreens ranging between 4.8” and 7”.

The slates are all powered by Rockchip’s 720p-decoding RK2808 chipset and feature 800 x 480 screen resolutions, TV-out and FM radio options, 802.11b/g, up to 16GB flash memory, microSD card slot, extensive codec support including FLAC and H.264 at 30fps, Windows/Mac/Linux compatibility, voice recorder, and Android 1.5 with access to Android Market and Google Maps. Some also have camera and DV functions, optional compass and G-sensor, and multitouch.

Nothing mind-blowing, sure, but not half bad, especially considering what can be assumed to be fairly low prices. The product names are a mess of numbers and letters that no one will be able to remember, though that may not matter since availability is currently unknown.

Differentiating specs of all four units below.

Egoman MI748RCWF

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  • 4.8” WVGA TFT capacitive display with multitouch
  • Optional G-sensor and compass
  • Built-in speaker and buzzer
  • 2100mAh li-polymer battery
  • 118mm x 64.5mm x 14mm

Egoman MI750RCWF

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  • 5.0” WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen with multitouch
  • Optional G-sensor and compass
  • Built-in speaker and buzzer
  • 2100mAh li-polymer battery
  • 118mm x 64.5mm x 14mm

Egoman MI751RRWF

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  • 5.0" WVGA TFT resistive touchscreen
  • Optional G-sensor
  • DV function: 640 x 320, AVI format, 30fps
  • 2MP camera
  • Built-in speaker and buzzer
  • 2200 mAh li-polymer battery
  • 153mm x 84mm x 15mm

Egoman MI770RRWF

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  • 7.0" WVGA TFT resistive touchscreen 
  • Optional G-sensor, DVB-T, and ISDB-T
  • DV function: 640 x 320, AVI format, 30fps
  • 3MP camera
  • Built-in speaker 
  • 3000 mAh li-polymer battery
  • 208mm x 114mm x 12.5mm

The first two devices look identical to me so either the images were mislabeled or Egoman is really selling a 4.8" and 5.0" version of the same product. The bottom two MIDs look similar as well, with the trim color and white print on the bezel of the smaller unit being the only distinguishing elements.

The Rockchip RK208 is the same chip being used in the RAmos W7, has proven to be faster at loading websites than ARM11 CPUs, and of course support HD video playback, so although the specs aren't phenomenal and the styling could be improved, I can still see these new Egoman slates being nice alternatives to the SmartV 5 and other reasonably priced non-phone Android MIDs.

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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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