May 31, 2010 | by Chris Smith
We have yet to see the one Android tablet that is going to win the masses since the tablet craze has started over the past year. We have heard rumors and rumblings of new Nvidia Tegra 2 based tablets, but haven’t really seen anything but prototypes. It appears that MSI has something that is a little more concrete. Maybe.
The MSI WindPad 110 is a Tegra 2 based tablet that runs Android 2.1. It has a 10″ capacitive touchscreen, a USB port, and even a video out for watching on the big screen. Something else that was interesting about this tablet was the sleek, curved form factor. The unit is entirely made of plastic, but consumers may have the ability to “swap-out” different rear back plates to give their MSI WindPad a more personal look.
The WindPad 110 proved to run well for the brief moment it was caught on video, although there wasn’t really much to see, as there was no access to the Market and Wifi didn’t seem to be working. According to Engadget one MSI representative said that the WindPad was just a prototype and that it wouldn’t be coming to market as another said that by the end of the year you’ll be able to get your hands on this thing for $399. With all the tablets around us falling off like flies, I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one. Too bad, because this may just be one of the best Android tablets we have seen.