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Written by Olin Coles and Emily Ladouceur   
Monday, 26 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Camangi WebStation WS-171 Android Tablet PC
Android WebStation Specifications
First Look: WebStation Android Tablet
WebStation Tablet Detailed Features
Testing and User Experience
Camangi WebStation Conclusion

First Look: WebStation Android Tablet

SmartPhone devices can be great, but there are times when phone calls and battery life are more important than operating as a compact office tool. The Camangi WebStation combines the strengths of SmartPhone functionality with the features of a tablet-PC or eBook reader. With a 4.72 x 7.87 x 0.57-inch profile, the 13.75 (0.86 LB) Camangi WebStation tablet PC delivers enough functionality to compliment any mobile need.

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The Camangi WebStation Google Android Tablet PC is available in white, with piano-black and pink to be revealed soon. The 800x480-pixel 7" TFT LCD touch screen measures 6.0-inches wide by 3.625-inches tall (when positioned in the standard landscape display mode), and is capable of 16-million colors. Users will want to remove the crystal clear protective plastic film that covers the face of the WebStation unit; this thin transparent sheet doesn't have a lift tab or other removal notice, and can easily be missed or mistaken for a permanent feature.

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Depending primarily on touch-screen instruction, there are only six buttons on the entire Camangi WebStation: three main menu buttons on the front, two directional/volume/page buttons along the left side, and a single power button recessed at the top. A 3.5mm stereo headphone audio output jack accommodates the included earbuds, which turn the WebStation into a private multimedia player in noise-sensitive environments. For public places there are two 1W 8-Ohm stereo speakers, which provide better sound quality than any SmartPhone could offer. Combined with the pinhole microphone receiver the WebStation can operate as a communication device through any Android-based messenger program (MSN, AIM, Yahoo), or make Internet-based calls using Fring or Skype.

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Based on the Google Android 1.5 Operating System, the Camangi WebStation is powered by a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor and receives 128MB of mobile DDR system memory added to 256MB of integrated NAND flash memory. Hidden inside the top of the WebStation is a Micro-SD card slot, which comes with an 8GB unit but supports up to 16GB of flash storage. Along the right side of the WebStation is a single Hi-Speed USB-2.0 standard type-A port that is perfect for a third-party 3G wireless dongle or corded/wireless keyboard, and also a mini-B USB port that supports camera connections. Also hidden, is a stylus touch pen, which secures into the bottom of the unit.

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Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity supports IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless networks, or the WebStation can utilize any subscribed 3G cellular network when connected to a cell phone through a third-party dongle. This allows users to communicate through supported email clients, webmail, chat, IM, VoIP, and Internet-telephony applications.

Camangi has included a plastic stand that keeps the WebStation positioned upright. This is useful for travelers who want to use the WebStation as a bedside LCD clock with alarm functionality, or for displaying stored images of friends and family to remind you when you're away on business.



 

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# 3G-ConnectionBraun 2010-10-10 04:15
3G-connection is impossible - I tryed with Huawei E220 (Vodafone), K3765 (Vodafone), K3565Z (Vodafone, MF110 (O2).
Connection was impossible!
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