MSI Harmony Android Tablet On Video


The folks at MSI, known for Netbooks, had a prototype Android Tablet on display and I was eager to speak to a representative and give it a whirl. Unfortunately things didn’t really go as planned – not only was the touchscreen incredibly buggy by registering attempted scrolls as clicks but it often froze, requiring a complete reboot to fix.

What I was attempting to show you was the “About Phone” area that lists the MSI Android Tablet as running Android 2.1 with the name “Harmony”:


The actual sign below the device named it “E-Book” which I didn’t really understand since it definitely wasn’t an eReader. Slap on a Google Books application/integration and that is certainly a possibility though.


There were some smaller companies with tablets/netbooks running Android on display and the experience was sub-par to say the least. But with MSI behind this device I was really hoping for something great. The gentlemen I spoke with said the device had been DROPPED and that is why it froze up, got stuck, needed rebooting, touchscreen issues, etc… unfortunately there isn’t a way to know if that’s true or not.

One thing I do know is that MSI seems a likely candidate to have success with an Android tablet and if they get this thing cleaned up a bit (read: a lot) on the bugginess side, the Harmony certainly LOOKS like it could play the part.


I’m still disappointed that all these Android Tablets/Netbooks seem to have a MUCH deeper set of problems than any of the phones we’ve seen to date and the problems seem to be across the board. Are manufacturers playing wait-and-see on Chrome OS instead of diving fully into Android on these types of systems?

I couldn’t get any details on dates, pricing or any of that good stuff and as far as I’m concerned this is more of a prototype than anything else. We’ll see where it goes!

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. Second video is private.

  2. It’s nice to see good solid range of 10″ android tablets coming out at CES this year. Sounds like things are headed in the right direction. The Notion Ink Adam is still the most interesting, IMO, so far. That pixelqi display, combined with android apps, and e-reader software, has a TON of promise.

  3. Sounds like things are headed in the right direction.

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