Shenzhen Wabook Technology, a manufacturer with a factory based in Zhuhai, China, showcases their Wabook Netbook at Cebit 2012.
The Wabook EPC1029 is a netbook running Android 2.3 (upgradable to Android 4.0) on a Rockchip RK2918 (ARM Cortex A8) @ 1.0 GHz. The device features a 10.1″ TFT LED display (16:9 aspect ratio) with a resolution of 1024×600, 3 USB host ports, Ethernet. No other technical specs are available yet.
Only Android is available, but it might be possible to hack Ubuntu or another distro to run on it.
You can watch the video below by Charbax of armdevices.net to see the device. Don’t worry pink is not the only color as white and black are also available.
The price for 1,000 pieces (MOQ) is 93 USD and it takes around 25-30 days to get your order. They have already sold tens of thousands to a company in France. With this kind of factory price, you could probably expect it to sell for around 180 USD retail.
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