Stuff.tv got some hands-on time with ICD’s upcoming Gemini tablet a few months back. They confirmed that the Gemini is not only real, but also a potential iPad killer from their first impressions. Stuff.tv in particular liked Gemini’s 11.2-inch 16:9 widescreen touch display, its “blisteringly fast” 1Ghz Tegra 2 chip, and its ultra-capacity 40Wh lithium polymer cell battery (nearly twice the capacity of the iPad). The Gemini will have a multi-touch screen measuring 11.2 inches and with a resolution of 1366 X 768, which works out to an impressive 720p HD.
When it comes to price and availability, all Stuff.tv was able to post was that the Gemini should be available this August and will be comparable in price to an entry-level iPad (so around $499), but with all the bells and whistles like front and rear-facing webcams, SD & SIM 3G data card slots, GPS, FM radio, stereo speakers, and an infrared emitter (for controlling A/V gear). Other connectivity includes a microUSB port, HDMI, a 3.5mm headphone socket (there’s also stereo speakers and a dual-microphone array with noise cancellation) and contacts for dock-charging in the adjustable dock.
Unfortunately ICD haven’t released any shots of the Gemini turned on, so there’s no way to know what work they’ve done on the underlying Android UI.
With only weeks left to wait for this one, it’s definitely at the top of the charts of tablets that you should keep an eye out for.