Dec 21st, 2009

Engadget frontman Joshua Topolsky returned to the Jimmy Fallon Show to show off some of the latest gadgets and guess what? Two of the three were running Android. Unfortunately Fallon seems to think that Android is “too smart” for him and that he is “too dumb” for Android. He dismissed the Android powered Nook eReader saying he was a “Kindle Guy” but then took a liking to the ICD Ultra Tablet.

Hilarious job by Topolsky in discussing his mom and the nerd comments… I hope they have him on more often because he seems to make a pretty great guest:

Some of the specs of the tablet include:

  • 7-inch resistive touchscreen (capacitive versions coming)
  • 1GHz Tegra T20 CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • 4GB storage
  • 2G & 3G radios
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • HDMI out
  • USB 2.0
  • MicroSD slot
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Android 2.0
  • 1080p video playback
  • Web browsing

The Ultra should sell for about $249 although they’re apparently working on subsidization deals with mobile carriers. We’re hoping this bad boy will be at CES for a hands on!

By the way I totally don’t understand Fallon’s blind dislike for Android and sheer love affair with Apple. He mentions how when he presses print he wants something to print, he presses a DVD and he wants it to load a DVD – suggesting that what, Android doesn’t have obvious enough icons? The G1 started the distinction that Android is for “geeks” and all the modding/romming contributes to that belief, but in all honesty, Android is just as easy for any random idiot to use as the iPhone and other Apple products.

[Via Engadget]