The advent of the Apple iPad has certainly changed the way the tablet market worked, in a rather similar manner as with how the iPod actually offered a new revolution in the world of portable music. Sure, the Walkman by Sony back in the 1980s took the world by storm and sold plenty of cassette tapes in the process, while the Discman brought portable digital music to the forefront as folks started toting around CD pouches. Well, when the MP3 file format started to become really popular, there were basic MP3 players rolling out left, right and center (remember the Iomega models?), but none of them could actually hold a candle to the iPod when that came out, and it has remained that way ever since. Well, the same can be said about the tablet business. While prior to the iPad, most tablets were pretty boring because they didn’t really have that high a standard to aspire to, but when the iPad exploded onto the scene, things just changed. Other hardware manufacturers actually upped their game because they know that if they didn’t, it would be a failure in the market. Well, Stream TV Networks intends to hold their own with the eLocity A7 tablet, which has already experienced strong preorder sales on Amazon.com, while five more retailers will be taking preorders for the much anticipated device. We will look at the eLocity A7 in greater detail in the extended post.
First of all, the eLocity A7 will feature a seven-inch display, sporting an NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor with Android 2.2 Froyo as the operating system of choice. Some of the other retailers who will carry the eLocity A7 include Sears.com, Newegg.com, PCMall.com, Walmart.com and MicroCenter.com, where all preorder units will be fulfilled beginning November 22, 2010. What makes the eLocity A7 special? Well, it is touted to be the first mobile tablet in the US that is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo, while being able to run the entire gamut of mobile apps, delivering support for Adobe Flash while enabling 3D gaming with the NVIDIA Tegra T-250 dual core processor. Other hardware specifications include a multi-touch screen, 4GB of high speed internal flash memory, wireless connectivity, HDMI output, a USB port, and a microSD memory card slot.