Today I was lucky enough to get to go to Gadget Show Live. For anyone who isn’t aware of what Gadget Show Live is, over here in the UK we have a technology show on Channel 5 called The Gadget Show. Every year they do a live show at Birmingham’s NEC arena, where companies can exhibit tech and visitors to the show can try it all out and possibly buy it. Obviously, I was primarily looking at Android tech. Here’s a round up of the things I found:
The first thing I came across was the Ergo GoTab Epic:
Containging a single-core 1.2GHz AllWinner 10 (budget ARM Cortex A8) CPU, 8GB on-board storage and 1GB of DDR3 RAM. I was told the display was an IPS panel with a resolution of 1024 x 768. It’s capacitive too. Looking around it there were mini USB, microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and a front-facing VGA camera. The most interesting thing about this is that is was running on kernel version 3.0.8+. It seemed a little sluggish when I played with it, but felt nice to hold.
Next I encountered the Asus Transformer Prime and keyboard dock. It’s not new, but it was lovely. Just lovely. Want one.
After that I stumbled across Acer. The thing that got my attention here was the Iconia A700:
Unfortunately the second picture (device information from the settings) didn’t upload correctly to twitter (sorry for the blank tweet) but it showed pretty impressive specs. Tegra 3 and 1920×1200 screen res are all I can remember right now though. Sorry.
As I was walking past Kenwood’s stand I noticed a Smart ForTwo car stuffed full of inflatable Androids:
I spoke to the man on the stand and he informed me that Kenwood have an in car head unit that will allow you to play the music from your Android phone in your car, via their app. Stay tuned, as we have a give away relating to this…
The last thing Android related I found (there might have been more – Craig is going on Sunday so he might find something else) was this little chap:
He’s a CosyBot. It’s a stand for your Android device. I won’t go too far into this because I’m going to review it in the next couple of days.
Overall I really enjoyed my day at Gadget Show Live and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going next year.