On June 1st, tablet vendors will be able to offer a Windows download option for their small tablets at no cost to them (although there might be a cost to users).
Today we have news of two new small Windows tablets from Colorfly and Cube.
Colorfly’s entry starts out as Android and has the irritating name i803 Q1.
It begins as an Android tablet but will support dual-boot into Windows and has been shown running Windows too.
The i803 Q1 is a “1/16” tablet, meaning 1GB of RAM and 16GBs of storage. It has an eight-inch IPS screen at 1280 x 800, a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3735E CPU with a typical frequency of 1.3GHz and a peak frequency of 1.8GHz, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out port, headphone jack, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras.
It’s already been reviewed at ZOL [Google Translate] and a spec pimping post is at IMP3Net [Google Translate]. A post showing it with Windows is at PadNews [Google Translate]. It can also do 3G (frequencies unknown) via a USB dongle(!). The only thing that recommends this is the low domestic price of 799.
As an Android tablet — setting aside the 1GB of RAM — it’s not weak, scoring 30,000-range in AnTuTu:
But that’s likely at its peak frequency of 1.8GHz, not the typical 1.3GHz. AnTuTu X was not used.
Cube’s tablet is virtually identical and is called the iWork 8 [Google Translate]. Aside from exterior looks, Cube has Windows already installed (no mention of Android) and has a 2MP — instead of 5MP like Colorfly — back camera [Google Translate].
It too will be priced at 799 domestically.
Nether tablet is much different from the Onda V819i.
Last year Chinese tech sites complained about the “homogeneity” of iPad Mini clones. This year they can start writing about that pertaining to the new crop of eight-inch Android/Windows tablets.