Rydeen "gPad" Tablet Doubles as a Portable Navigation Device

Paul Lilly

Don't waste your time trying to figure out if Rydeen's new GCOM701 device is a bona fide slate or a Portable Navigation Device (PND), according to Rydeen, it qualifies as both .

On the tablet front, this 7-inch slate comes armed with an 800MHz Amrada 166 processor from Marvell, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 32GB of external storage (microSD card slot). It also comes with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, and support for a whole host of picture, video, and audio formats all wrapped in Google's Android platform.

Rydeen says you can also use the GCOM701 as a PND "complete with 4 million Points of Interest (POIs), powered by Navteq.

Look for this one to ship sometime in November. No word yet on price.

Image Credit: Rydeen

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