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Old 03-23-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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MID-560 4.8 Android MID - Available... Now (warning - big picture)

For those of us waiting for the W1060/A81 developers to release Android firmware, it looks like what I predicted could happen - that other manufacturers would beat them to the market - is coming true.

Those of you familiar with Android know that FBReader, Aldiko and other eBook reading applications are available. Amazon is going to release Kindle for Tablets (not just the iPad!) soon as well.

At the start is a Android-based MID that is actually available now, and I've seen it for sale on eBay for less than $200. Keep in mind the Archos 5IT has been out for a while, is a bit more expensive and a little more locked down (unless you hack the firmware). Nothing special looking, although there are buttons on the device you will see if you watch the video. I know very little about this device, but here is all the information I could find:

Video Link of the device in action
The Device Manufacturer's Product Page
Article on Engadget about the Device
Sample eBay Auction of the device for sale (this seller's rep isn't the highest, might want to wait for another)

Device Specifications (copied directly from manufacturer's website):

MID-560(Android MID)

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MID-560 is a mobile internet device with WIFI internet application, digital TV receiver and GPS navigation functions, which use SAMSUNG 6410 chipset.
Main functions:

- Mobile TV: support CMMB standard; programs auto-scan; live record; EPG.
- GPS navigate fast and correctly,optional maps; Google MAP
- WIFI internet application:Google browser(Chrome Lite Web2.0), Google mail , gtalk、 Push Gmail\ E-mail、; RSS; real time weather station
- Audio:MP3,WMA,AAC,OGG
- Video:H.264-WVGA、H.263-WVGA、DivX4/5-WVGA、Xvid
- e-book reader(txt,pdf); games; photo viewer; other applied tool
- download kinds of software in Google Market freely; mobile Google

Technical Specs
CPU frequency 533/667MHZ
WIFI module 2.4G,54M
GPS module -150db
Display 5 inch; 800×480 TFT; touch screen
O/S Android-1.5
Built-in flash 2G/4G/8G optional
CA(CMMB) CA/Secure chip
USB interface 2.0 High Speed
External flash T-FLASH,2G/4G/8G optional

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