The Cruz tablet really is a shrunken down iPad. It has 802.11n Wi-Fi, 800×480 pixels on a 7-inch screen, 4GB on board storage and is expandable with an SD-card...including an 8GB card as well. It also includes an accelerometer, a seven-hour battery-life and USB port.
The Cruz is essentially a slab of screen, which is just what a tablet should be. The seven-inch screen seems like a great idea – for some, the iPad is too big – but the 16:9 ratio is a little odd for a device that can be used in portrait orientation.
Velocity Micro offers additional options. For $200, you can get a 4:3 “e-reader” which is basically the same tablet with less memory, slower Wi-Fi (802.11g) and a 800×600 display...but not capacitive.
These Cruz tablets will begin shipping in 6 weeks on September 1st. Lets see how they shape up to the iPad.
iPad Competitor Review: Cruz Tablets