Innovative Converged Devices (ICD) is currently testing its Ultra tablet. The device includes a Motorola 4G modem for high-speed LTE connectivity and streaming HD video. Verizon Wireless announced it will provide data service for the Ultra as its LTE network is rolled out. ICD intends to bring the touch-screen Android device to market via Motorola for around $249 with a release possible in late 2010.
"The resistive touchscreen obviously lacks some finesse in comparison to what we’ve come to expect from capacitive displays, but worked well nonetheless... Verizon had a test LTE network up and running and, as you’d hope, streaming performance was impressive. HD internet video loaded and played without pause – ICD developed the media app themselves – and web browsing felt as fast as a desktop broadband connection."
"The 7-inch, touchscreen tablet sports quite an impressive set of specs... The version we had a chance to play with -- a prototype running Android 2.0 -- was blazingly fast when it came to 1080p playback and web browsing, but was pretty incomplete as far as the rest of the software was concerned (though the company says they're working on optimizing the experience all around)."