GiiNii Movit Mini
This $150 Internet device GiiNii Movit Mini features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a built-in microphone and camera (for an out-of-the-box Skype experience), Bluetooth, and an internal speaker. Quite sparse on storage with only 256MB (but expandable via MicroSD), the GiiNii Android tablet should make an appearance later this year. You can also get the “home version” called Movit Maxx.
Huawei Google Android G3
Introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year , Huawei claims this will be the T-Mobile G3. This iPhone-esque prototype has a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. What’s even better is that Huawei said this would be a low-cost handset. A commercial release is expected late this summer.
Netbooks, already one of the hottest-selling tech categories this year, won’t miss the Android trend. Chinese company Skytone is prepping the Alpha-680 Android netbook, sporting a 7-inch display, a 533MHz processor, a neat convertible design, and up to 4GB of storage space (flash). Other specifications include two USB 2.0 ports, an SD/MMC expansion slot, Wi-Fi, and an ethernet port. Here’s the whole lowdown on this nifty netbook.
Archos Internet Media Tablet
French manufacturer Archos, famed for its portable media players, teases us with this Android device. The media player is said to come with a 5-inch touchscreen display, 500GB of storage, and 3G connectivity, all in a 10mm thick casing. Multimedia features include TV recording with HD video playback and support for Adobe Flash Video. The Archos Internet Media Tablet could show up sometime this fall.
Not all Android prototypes have to be pretty, as the CompuLab Exeda proves. What saves the Exeda is its purpose: It’s an enterprise digital assistant, used to build other custom devices with Android. Exeda has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, and a MicroSD slot. Though you wouldn’t want to rock one of these on the street, it should be released within the coming months.