8-inch Android 2.3 tablet from AOC coming to a home theater near you
AOC is mostly known for its cost effective LCD monitors and TVs, but based on an FCC filing today, it looks like the company wants to make its presence known in the Android tablet market, as well. AOC’s AOC Tablet, pictured above, won FCC approval today for its Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. The 8-inch tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features an 800 x 600 resolution, 816MHz RockChip ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support up to 32GB.
The AOC Tablet features an interesting button layout, in which the three Android buttons are placed on the right hand side of the tablet, rather than below the tablet’s screen. This layout is well suited for a table-top device, suggesting that AOC hopes to market the AOC Tablet as a living room or home entertainment system accessory. The device also ships with a stylus, although this stylus seems passive, unlike the stylus offered with the HTC Flyer.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but AOC tends to offer its products a very competitive price points, so we’d expect the same for the AOC Tablet.