Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Enspert before, as they have yet to hit the US market. This Korean-based company will begin to make inroads to the states with their upcoming tablet lineup, the Identity 301 and the WiFi-only Identity 201. We got some hands-on with the 301 tablet, which is said to hit a major US carrier for a Back to School sale later this year.
The Identity 301 sports a 7 inch display (resistive, 1024 x 600), an ARM cortex A8 1GHz CPU, 512 RAM, will come in 8/16 GB options, USB Mini port, Mini HDMI port, accelerometer, and gyroscope. The resistive touchscreen was actually very sensitive, but the lack of multitouch support may be a deal breaker to some. Still, we were more than impressed.
The first thing you’ll notice about the 301 is the iPad-like aluminum backing. Some people may love the look, but we can’t help but see the resemblance. This lends to most of the device’s weight, but it’s still very comfortable, weighing less than a pound. The device feels very solid overall, and we walked away impressed with the hardware.
The software on the 301 is close to a stock Android experience, with a few customizations. Enspert brings scrollable widget support to their nice looking music widget that lets you flick through album covers, along with some other optimizations to the OS. The 301 will ship with Android Honeycomb, and Google Applications, and yes that means the Android Market. Not even some of the best tablets can boast that.
Overall, the Identity 301 is a pretty decent tablet. Decent enough to see a major US carrier release, and after subsidies, you’ve got your self a cheap Android Honeycomb tablet on your hands. There will also be a WiFi-only version, the Identity 201, which should be hitting up Best Buy stores sometime later in the year as well.
We may go with the Xoom before the Identity, but we’re sure that this tablet will definitely appeal to those who are looking for an Android tablet on a budget. The carrier has yet to be announced, but we’re sure we’ll be getting word on that one soon enough.
Check out our hands on video below!