Camangi WebStation 171 is a 7″ tablet based on Google Android, with a slightly modified Android user interface. Hardware-wise, WebStation 171 is based on Marvell PXA303 processor ticking at 624MHz. If the PXA303 sounds familiar to you, this is a processor that powers a lot of smartphones on the market. The PXA303 is built on a 90nm process technology and consists of an Intel XScale ARM5 core, 64KB L1 and 512KB of L2 cache, connected to 128MB of system RAM and 256MB of NAND Flash. Memory is expandable via microSD slot, for up to 32GB of storage.
WebStation 171 also supports 3.5G [EDGE, UMTS, HDSPA, HSPA+] via telecom operators [tablet features a SIM card slot], WLAN [802.11b/g] and GPS via built-in hardware and Google Maps app. Screen resolution is set at 800×480 [landscape] or 480×800 [portrait] and there should be enough processing power to handle videos up to four Mbps bit-rate.
WebStation 171 features a 4000 mAh battery, which according to the vendors specification – should be good enough for four hours of surfing on the Internet using 3.5G/Wi-Fi or four days of standby time.
The only downfall is the fact that WebStation 171 uses Android 1.5 “Cupcake”, only the second version of the Android operating system [out of five released so far and sixth in the making]. Android 1.5 doesn’t feature support for Adobe Flash, HTML5 and so on and so forth. Given that Camangi is a Far Eastern vendor, we don’t know how fast the company will bring new versions of Android OS to their devices.
The price of WebStation 171 is set at 300 Euro on European market and is already available on Amazon.com for $275.00. Then again, the device faces some stiff competition from the likes of Archos and others.