7-Inch ICD Ultra Tablet Looks Like A Digital Photo Frame, But I'd Still Touch ItS

The follow-up to the slick ICD Vega tablet—still not out yet—has been shown off, with the Ultra running Android 2.0 and boasting an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chip. The 7-inch size is one of the smallest tablets we've seen, too.

The tablet was outed by Engadget's Joshua Topolsky on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and looked pretty responsive, even with that resistive touchscreen. ICD plans on updating it with a capacitive display option before it goes on sale next year, which is pleasing news to our ears, but it's bemusing as to why they don't just ditch the resistive model, unless it can be offered for much less than the far-superior capacitive.

An integrated 3G SIM will keep it perpetually connected, and also hints at the possibility of carriers subsidizing it to keep costs down. Measuring 186 x 158 x 18mm, the screen is 7-inches and will contain either 800 x 480 or 1024 x 600 pixels, dependent on the resistive or capacitive screen.

Internally, there's 4GB of flash storage, but a microSD card slot will allow for expansion. The 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, 3.5mm jack and 1.3-megapixel camera all sound fairly average, and if it's offered at around the same price-point as the Notion Ink tablet we saw last week, ICD might have a battle on their hands. Engadget's pointing at a $249 price-tag, with more details expected at CES in early January. [Engadget via SlashGear]

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