Gemini Tablet from ICD is another tablet PC that created on Tegra SoC (System on a Chip). Previously, ICD has created the VEGA tablet that used the exact same technology. However, ICD Gemini Tegra 2 powered tablet is focusing on offering stuffs that iPad is lacking of.
ICD Gemini even has a stronger specification when we compared it with HP Slate, a tablet that has the worthy value to compete with Apple iPad. Gemini Tablet has fulfilled most the threats of HP Slate, and it has even surpassed iPad in most category.
Here is the details with comparison (Gemini vs iPad):
- Gemini: tablet measures 300 x 191 x 15.6 mm || iPad: 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm
- Gemini: 11.2-inch multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels || iPad: 9.7-inch multitouch-screen with 1366 x 768 pixels
- Gemini: the Tegra 2 chip clocked at 1 GHz || iPad 1Ghz Apple A4 chip
- Gemini: 512MB of RAM || iPad: Not Disclosed
- Gemini: 4GB of flash storage backed by an SD slot || iPad: No expansion slot found
- Gemini: GPS, and two cameras – one front-facing (2MP) and one rear-facing (5MP), with auto-focus> || iPad: Has A-GPS but no camera at all
- Gemini and iPad: has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- Gemini and iPad: has Bluetooth 2.1, 3G
- Gemini: built-in FM radio tuner || iPad: You should find the Apps for it
- Gemini: micro USB port || iPad: None
- Gemini: a 40Watt hours battery || iPad: 25Watt hours battery – up to ten days of operation
- Gemini: runs an unnamed version of the Android OS || iPad: Apple iPad OS
The bold texts are the winner of the comparison between Gemini Tablet and iPad. According to the fact above, ICD Gemini won hands down over iPad specification. I’m pity of iPad because it has a non-upgradable memory and no camera at all (built-in versions). This would be the best spot to attack and most-likely iPad competitors wouldn’t give any mercy at all. Well, iPad is still not considered as fail though. It might just have its own market to sell, and perhaps Steve Jobs has working on Apple iPad 2 to overcome the weaknesses?
ICD Gemini has no release date and price tag details yet, but I’m sure it should become another juicy tablet PC when people start looking away from Apple iPad. So this is another iPad killer? Highly possible.