So far so good,
but there are some obvious shortcomings. For a start, there’s only a 400MHz processor keeping things churning,
and only 16GB of flash storage. Android 1.6 is a disappointment too – we’d have liked to have seen 2.1 –
and while the HDMI port is a nice addition, we can’t imagine the Encipher tablet will be powerful enough to cope with
some indication that the specifications might not be 100-percent final, but we can’t see something as key as CPU changing
last minute. What it may hinge on will be price: if Encipher can bring the slate in sufficiently cheaply and bundle
it with a compelling set of cloud services, they may be able to differentiate
themselves in a way rivals have proved unable to.
VIS8505 400MHz CPU
LCD: 7-inch 16:9
aspect ratio, 800 x 400 resolution
External 3G (means one can use their existing USB mobile broadband with the device).
Android 1.6 (codename:
35mm jack, HDMI output, support for TV-OUT, USB2.0, SD/MMC card port,
Accessories: User manual, HDMI cable.