Technicolor’s Media Touch 2.0 Android tablet combines IPTV, VoIP and other acronyms
Technicolor is perhaps best know for its film processing techniques, but that doesn’t mean the company can’t make a play in the Android tablet market. The company’s Media Touch 2.0 TVA200 Android Tablet, which made its way through the FCC today, features a 7” 800 x 480 capacitive touch screen, Freescale ARM Cortex A8 CPU running at 800MHz, front facing camera, WiFi and optional 3G.
So why do we need a tablet from Technicolor? The device is designed to integrate with various cable and IP services provided by local service providers. Technicolor has already announced a partnership PCCW, a quad-play service provider in Hong Kong. PCCW customers can use the Media Touch tablet to play IPTV, place video calls, and connect to the Internet. Down the road, Technicolor expects other service providers to offer customized versions for of the Media Touch tablet that adds value to triple or quad-play service packages.
Techicolor already has an inroad to the service provider market thanks to its roots as Thomson, a leading maker of set top boxes. We don’t have any word on if or when the Media Touch tablet will make its way to the States, or how much the device will cost, but we’re guessing at least a few providers will offer the Media Touch as part of a broader service offering.