If you are a regular reader of the site you will notice we don’t cover the circus of Android tablets that are never coming to the United States. We are based in the U.S. and so is the majority of our audience, so we tend to focus on the actual products that might show up in stores one day.
One of the Android tablets could be the 10-inch WindPad from Micro-Star International. Some of you might be familiar with MSI because the Taiwan-based electronics company is one of the top three motherboard and video card manufacturers in the world.
MSI is trying make a splash in Android land and next year’s CES is their coming out party. On January 4th in Las Vegas, MSI will hold their big press event to unveil several products including the WindPad. The full specs have not been announced, but Engadget is reporting the Android WindPad features the Tegra 2 processor and a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution.
The company hopes to ship this tablet with Honeycomb (Android 3.0), but they are waiting on Google to see when it gets released. MSI hopes to ship the WindPad around late February to early March, so if Honeycomb is not ready then they will ship the tablet with Android 2.3 instead. This seams to be the strategy for several hardware vendors, but MSI is mainly interested in getting their product out the door on time and then updating it later.
We will be at MSI’s CES event in just a couple of weeks, so check back soon for more details.
From MSI: At next year’s CES, MSI will be showing off its WindPads, its newest generation tablets with Win-Tel and Android platforms. These two tablets come equipped with a G-Sensor gravity detecting device, an ALS light sensor, and Wi-Fi. These two chic machines, which will be making their debuts at CES 2011, are testimony to MSI’s industry-leading capabilities in terms of innovative R&D and stylish design.