Already, Motorola has teased its own tablet with the Google Honeycomb operating system. Other smaller tablet players are already pre-announcing their 2011 CES reveals. eLocity, which is a product line from the Philadelphia based company, Stream TV, announced its launching seven 10-inch mobile tablets. The company said the new eLocity A10 line will also run of the Honeycomb operating system. It will be previewed at the CES and available for preorder in mid January.
We're pleased to introduce our new mobile tablets in time for CES. These additional models will make the A Series tablet line more robust and provide consumers with more options to suit their varied needs, while addressing skyrocketing demand for tablet computing solutions, Mathu Rajan, chief executive officer of Stream TV, said in a statement.
Stream TV has already released the A7 mobile tablet line, which ran on Android 2.2 OS. The company said the latest line will come with varying price points and runs on NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processors. Along with supporting Adobe Flash, it will be enabled for 3D gaming as well. It will come with wireless connectivity and micro SD slots supporting up to 32GB of added storage.
Stream is not the only tablet based company hoping the CES will be its coming out party. Vizio already introduced its eight inch tablet, running on its VIA Plus ecosystem. One company, Accessory Workshop, plans on introducing products that are simply add-ons to tablets. They will have cases for the Galaxy Tab, Research in Motion's Playbook and a silicone stand for the iPad.
E-readers are also expected to be a hot topic at the CES. Unlike tablets, which are more for media consumption, these will focus on the reading fiends. Jinke, a Chinese based manufacturer, announced its releasing a new color ePaper reading and infrared touch panel device. Copia, which recently released its social networking platform, said multiple top tier OEMs will feature its platform on their devices and debut it at the CES.
As the eReading trend continues to grow, top tier OEMs are looking for the best way to attract readers to their devices, and they recognize that only a Copia eBook lets people have a fully interactive experience with the book, their friends and literary community at large, Ben Lowinger, executive vice president of Copia Interactive, LLC, said in a statement. And we are pleased that top tier OEMs are featuring Copia on their upcoming tablets and mobile devices.
Undoubtedly, these companies will only represent the tip of the iceberg at the 2011 CES when it comes to tablets and e-readers.