Velocity Micro Announces Android-Based Cruz Reader, Cruz Tablet And Cruz StoryPad

July 14, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Velocity Micro has announced its Cruz line of e-readers and tablet devices running on the Android OS platform that include the Cruz Reader, Cruz Tablet and the Cruz StoryPad. The devices have been priced at $199, $299 and $149 respectively.

The Cruz Reader has a 7-inch color touchscreen display with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. It will also feature Google’s Android OS along with 802.11 b/g WiFi. However, the reader will have features that are traditionally present on tablets such as games, apps and a web browser.

The Cruz Reader has been announced to launch in the month of August and Velocity Micro has also said that it has tied up the Borders and Kobo online book stores to provide ebooks for the reader.

The other reader from Velocity Micro, the Cruz StoryPad, has been aimed at children and will have a drop resistant case. The device has the same screen size and resolution as the Cruz Reader and boasts of an easy-to-use and intuitive interface.

Meanwhile, the Cruz Tablet will also feature a 7-inch screen, but with 800×480 pixel resolution and 16:9 ratio that will make viewing of widescreen videos possible on the device. 802.11 n WiFi will also be present on the tablet and it will have an internal storage capacity of 4GB as well as an external 8GB SD card. The Cruz reader will also offer support for Flash, when it becomes available in stores from August 1 onwards.

Watch a demo video of the Cruz Reader below:

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