There is no shortage of tablet options these days, so each one has to differentiate itself. The Velocity Micro Cruz tablet is billing itself as a small Kindle in color, though it would appear to be a bit more than just that. It runs the Android 2.x, currently on 2.2 (Froyo), but will likely be upgradeable to version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above. There is a Cruz app Market, so the full 200,000+ Android apps may not fully be compatible with the Cruz. The built-in apps include Dictionary, Astro, OfficeSuite, Notepad, Calendar, Alarm Clock and a few others.
Many popular ones work with it, e.g. Facebook’s app:
The screen is 800×600 pixels, not the highest resolution of any current tablet by any means, but that does mean that icons on the screen are large and easy to read and the touch screen should allow fairly precise input without you having to have the world’s greatest fine motor skills.
It offers 802.11n (the current fastest version of WiFi), full browser support, access to the official Kindle app and store for access to over 700,00o books, and more. The built-in accelerometer switches easily from portrait to landscape mode. Support is provided for ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, and HTML reader files.
The tablet comes with an AC adapter, USB cord, carrying pouch, stand, user’s guide, and 4GB SD card.An extended life, user-replaceable lithium-ion battery is included, offering up to 10+ hours of life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby).
For more information or to purchase the Velocity Micro T301 Cruz 7-inch Android Tablet, visit Amazon.com.