Ah, iRiver. They sure were a hit in the golden days of MP3 players and basic PMPs with some of the best that could be had. Then Apple released theand the rest is history. Fast forward seven or so years and it’s smartphones, tablets and the hybrids that are all the rage these days. Checking iRiver’s portfolio now I see that apart from two e-readers they are still stuck in the past, or is that going to change with an Android tablet?
A 7-inch looking (size not confirmed) tablet was recently spotted during an iRiver event over in China by some Korean blogger, who recalled the tablet briefly showing up in LG U+’s U+zone commercial in Korea at an earlier date. It’s suspected to be the iRiver MX100 Android tablet (with product no. ILT-MX100) that showed up last week via benchmark results and in April getting Wi-Fi certification. Specs have been revealed but they are pretty last gen – a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird chip (S5PC110), Android 2.2 Froyo, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. None of this is official though, there’s no official launch date and the product has not been mention of iRiver’s Korean homepage either.
The TV commercial showing the tablet (close to the end, not to be confused with theshowing up as well):