Android Phones

Camangi WebStation: A nice solution or just another Android tablet?

November 21, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Devices

Camangi WebStation: A nice solution or just another Android tablet?

I really think I want a tablet, or a MID of some sort. I have checked out some of the Archos offerings (both the Android and non-Android models) as well as others that are running full versions of Windows such as the Viliv S5. But that said, I really just want it for basic web surfing, something to toss on the coffee table and surf with while sitting on the couch or in bed. In other words I do not need a full Windows install and given that something running Android may be a good option to consider.

Enter the Camangi WebStation, an Android based tablet that is running OS 1.5 and has a 7-inch display. Unfortunately this model is not yet available, but is expected to be shortly — sometime next month. And when available it will be selling for $399.

Feature wise, the WebStation will offer an 800 x 480 resolution, a glass touchscreen, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, USB port and a microSD card slot for storage. The WebStation also has a kickstand on the backside, which would allow you to use this as a picture frame of sorts, or more than likely to prop it up and watch videos.

Anyway, as of now the WebStation is not yet available for pre-order, however if you visit their website (link below) then you can fill out a short (7 question) survey to get some additional information and possibly a “special coupon.”

Of course, I asked for the coupon, but unfortunately that did not mention what my “early bird” price would be, just a coupon code to claim it once available. Needless to say that email was saved for future use.

But on the flip side, that email I received did give me some additional information, such as how Camangi is planning to offer the Camangi Market that will highlight apps that are “specific to 5 to 9-inch” screen sizes.

[Camangi via Gizmodo]