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Camangi Goes for 2nd-attempt with FM600 Android Tablet. Update: Video

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Camangi FM600

Update: Product page now available.

Update: We got hands-on at IFA.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ZcEgT83yc

We won’t spend too much time reminding you of the Camangi Webstation. Despite a nice look, it was a rather weak entry into the tablet market. The Camangi Market launched at the same time and promised to offer tablet-focused apps. With just 80 apps (that I can find) its no wonder that the new Camangi product will have Google applications and the all-important Market.

The Sheng Tung Development Co., Ltd. are a supplier of Tawanese good and partner to Camangi are at IFA this week. They’ve posted information about the new, FM600 model on the IFA website. I’ve highlighted the important features.

We’ll be heading to their booth as soon as we can. (Probably on Friday)

Android 2.2 with 7” Mobile Internet Device ( MID ) / Tablet / Mobile Phone.
The worldwide first release 7” Android 2.2 system.
Capacitive touch screen with best multimedia experience.
Latest Google service and full internet function. Support Android Market, Youtube online watch, Fring, Facebook, Skype, Twitter….social network platform. Google Map & Navigation in 7” screen enlarge the view.
QR code access convenient the life. Dual cameras are for webcam and camcorder to take photo & video.
Support SIM card 2G/3G signal, it just become a smartphone with large screen when SIM card slot in.
Dimensions: 179.4 x 110 x 11.05/11.25 mm
Weight: Approx. 410 g
Display : 7” WVGA (800×480) capacitive single-touch screen
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz (Snapdragon)
O.S. : Android 2.2
Internal Memory: 512MB RAM/512MB ROM, Memory Card support up to 32GB
Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g , Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3G SIM card slot
GSM Quad-band 850/900/1800/2100, UMTS (WCDMA) 900/1900/2100, GPRS Class 12 , GPS/AGPS
Interface: mini-USB (USB 2.0); 3.5mm audio jack
Camera: Main camera: 3 M Auto Focus, second camera: 300K VGA
Battery: 3240 mAh Li-Polymer battery, support PC USB charging
Less than 3 hours charging with 5V/2A AC adaptor (power-off mode)
Battery Life: Standby: up to 25 days
Talk time: up to 26 hours (GSM) / 9 hours (WCDMA)
Video playback & internet browsing: up to 5 hours
Others : G-sensor, E-compass, Vibration, microSD (TF) slot/SDHC
Video formats support: 3GP, MP4, AVI
Default: Calendar, Clock, Calculator, Browser, Camera, Cam Coder, Music, Gallery, eMail, Phone, Contact, Messaging
Pre-installed Application: Aldiko, Document-to-Go, File Browser, Note Pad, eReader
Google Applications: Android Market, Google Maps, Google Mail, Google Talk, YouTube, Navigation and more.

Via IFA Website.

Update: There’s a Camangi II too. It’s running a Samsung Cortex A8 CPU and a 5mp cam.

Update2: We were told at IFA that this product won’t have the Google Market and aplications. I think we’ll have to wait and see though because details are very unclear right now.

Android 2.2
A. CPU 1GHz – Samsung S5PV210
B. Memory

  • Ram 512 MB DDR2 – H5PS1G83EFR-S6
  • Flash 2G – SanDisk iNAND
  • SD Card 8GB SD Card

C. Display

  • LCD 7″ TFT-LCD with 1024×600 (WSVGA)
  • Touch panel 7″ Capacitive multi-touch
  • HDMI mini HDMI 1.3

D. Communication

  • 3G (miniPCIe port)
  • WiFi/BT Samsung SWB-B23
  • Power supply
  • PMIC Maxim 8698C
  • Battery (changeable)

F. Accelerometer BMA150 digital 3-axial acceleration sensor
G. Camera front-facing 5 million pixels
H. GPS module

Meet:Mobility Podcast 39 – CES 2010 Warm-up

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Meet:Mobility Podcast 38 is now up. Recorded on Dec 30th 2009.

JKK, Sascha and I talk at length about the main CES 2010 topics including Pineview, consumer tablets and other mobile computing devices. Also covered: Camangi Webstation. Viliv N5. Tegra. Predictions for 2010.

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Listen, subscribe or download the podcast at Meet:Mobility

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Camangi WebStation Unboxed. Red Flags Go Up.

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I’m watching news on the Camangi Webstation carefully because personally, I’m not too positive about it and I’m interested to see if people fall for the looks without thinking about what’s in the core of this device. Having owned a SmartQ7 which is almost exactly the same device in terms of specifications, I am expecting slow performance from UI, web and video; which for a ‘WebStation’, is going to be a problem! The SmartQ7 was $200. The Camangi Webstation is near $400 which is an even bigger problem!

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To put it simply, the Camangi Webstation is a 1st-gen Android smartphone without the ‘voice’ bit, without the ‘Google’ bit  and with a big screen. While many will be happy with the performance of their G1’s or Magic’s, if you were to take away the Marketplace, contacts sync and maps you’d certainly hear people complaining. Add a large screen and an already slow web experience becomes more of an issue as people generally expect ‘bigger’ to be ‘faster.’

More of our Camangi Webstation analysis can be found here.

While my vote goes to the Wirelession W1060 (our review here) or even the Archos 5 IT because of it’s next-generation and far more powerful ARM platform I can see why people are excited about the Camangi Webstation. It looks good, is promoted as an Android device and has had some good airtime around the web. The W1060 is marketed as a WinCE device with a few basic looking images. Not the best marketing plan!

The Wirelession is also getting an Android port but like the Camangi Webstation and Archos 5, it’s not the full Android that many people know and love which leaves core features like A/V and Web as the main apps until apps filter through from hacks and the built-in dedicated marketplace. A/V and Web are the two applications we’re looking closely at when we check out the reviews as they come in.

For example, Laptopmag have immediately said in their first hands-on post that the Webstation ‘Feels sluggish.’ That doesn’t surprise me. Videos don’t seem to be playing smoothly, YouTube doesn’t work and it doesn’t look like web pages load quickly either. None of these problems are going to go away which cuts out any potential market for pro or even pro-sumer use. It will interest ebook fans, sofa surfers, travelers (with a folding USB keyboard), people looking for an emergency computing device, people looking for a cheap project device, a synergy companion, a kitchen recipe book, an off-line Wikipedia but not those looking to use web apps, play games, play high quality videos or use the device as a PIM.

As with the SmartQ7 though, it’s a sign of things to come. It raises the bar in terms of style and if someone can get their act together and build a solid, authorized and supported version of Google Android on these devices then everything will move a big step forward. If everyone scrambles to build their own incomplete Android OS though, there could be a lot of disappointment.

Gear Diary has a nice unboxing below.

The Camangi Webstation Unboxed | Gear Diary

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Gear Diary have a retail version of the Camangi Webstation and although there’s not much on what they think of it yet, they have completed the unboxing.

We will be keeping a look out for feedback on quality, performance, software and battery life.

The Camangi Webstation Unboxed | Gear Diary.

Camangi Webstation Now Available to Order.

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camangiofferAs promised, odering is now open for the Camangi Webstation. If you’re in the U.S., Japan or Taiwan you can order through PayPal and get free delivery for $399.

As we said before in our analysis article,this appears to be coming in slightly under-specified for a $399 price.
Via Camangi.

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