3 New Cruz Tablets with Kindle Apps and Impressive Specs


Cruz Tablet

Velocity Micro just announced 3 new Android tablets with 7″, 8″, and 10″ screens. They are expected to be released in late Q1, so probably around April – June if history is any indication.

All have fairly impressive specs and come pre-installed with the Kindle Android app like the new Cruz Reader T301 that showed up on Amazon about a month ago.

Aside from dropping the Borders app that the previous models came with in favor of Amazon’s Kindle app, what stands out most about the new Cruz Tablets are the high-resolution capacitive touchscreens, 3G wireless, Android 2.2/2.3, HDMI out ports, and front and rear facing cameras.

Here are the details from the press release via CrunchGear.

Velocity Micro Announces New Line-up of Cruz Tablets

New Generation of Android-based Tablets Include 8″ and 10″ options with no contract 3G access, available in late Q1

Las Vegas, NV – January 5, 2011 – Velocity Micro, the premier builder of ultra performance desktops, notebooks, peripherals, tablets, and ereaders, announces three new devices to join the Cruz family. Built with the same meticulous attention to detail and 100% US support that have made Velocity Micro famous amongst enthusiasts, these 7″, 8″, and 10″ tablet models include features such as 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI out, and Android 2.2/2.3.

“Our goal when designing the new generation of Cruz products was to create thin, powerful, and feature rich devices,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “With these new Tablets, we’ve done just that. These are remarkable tablets– a true extension of our ongoing philosophy to bring functionality and affordability to the mainstream.”

With a 10.1″ 1366x 768 capacitive touch screen and ultra thin design, the Cruz Tablet L510 is as feature rich as it is sleekly elegant. Key features include:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 250 Chipset
  • 1GHz dual core CPU
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • 3G data options
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS and eCompass
  • HDMI out
  • Android 2.2/2.3
  • Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Featuring an 8″ 1024×768 resolution capacitive screen and packed with tons of extras, the Cruz Tablet P38 is perfect for business travel, as a multimedia hub, or cruising the web from the couch. Features include:

  • 802.11n wifi
  • 4GB Internal memory
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • HDMI out
  • Android 2.2/2.3
  • Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

With a 7″ 1024×600 capacitive touch screen, the Cruz Tablet L37 fits in the palm of one hand for a unique combination of power and portability in a mobile device. Features include:

  • 802.11n wifi
  • 4GB Internal memory
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • 3G data options
  • GPS and ecompass
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • micro HDMI out
  • Android 2.2/2.3
  • Amazon Kindle application pre-installed

Cruz products are available from nearly every electronics retailer in the US, including Best Buy, Sears, Borders Bookstores, Amazon.com, QVC, and many others. For more information on these devices, other Cruz products, or Velocity Micro, visit CruzTablet.com.

2 Responses to “3 New Cruz Tablets with Kindle Apps and Impressive Specs”

  1. I am somewhat dumbfounded NOT to find the largest and best selling of all ereaders on this site. Putting one’s head in the sand does not make it go away. Please do not say, Oh, it is not an E reader since you describe in detail the Cruze which is essentially mimicking the iPad in most respects.