How much are you willing to spend on a Hatsune Miku tablet?
RWC Co., Ltd. is planning to release a Hatsune Miku-themed 7-inch Android tablet this April, titled Hatsune Miku Tablet Navi starring Saki Fujita.
Miku is plastered all across the tablet and packaging, and even the apps installed on the tablet are Miku-themed.
The tablet also features a special Hatsune Miku car navigation app, which is sure to please even the most casual Miku-fans.
Up to this point of the story, the tablet sounds and looks pretty sweet. What comes next, however, may disappoint a good number of TABROID readers.
First, the tablet houses a mere 512MB of RAM. In an age where nearly 4 times that is becoming the norm, 512MB is a rather, ehem, humble amount of memory.
Second, the resolution of the 7-inch screen is 800x480, which is a good deal lower than most tablets on the market. A resolution this low on a 7-inch tablet may be a bit challenging on the eyes.
Third, the tablet features two cameras, an inward-facing one and a main, outward facing one, but the specs for these are also quite poor. The main camera is only 2 megapixels, and the inward-facing is a paltry 0.3 megapixels. Good specs for a camera 10 years ago, but come on, this is 2013.
With these rather, um, "power-saving" specs, you'd expect the price to be comparable to that of other 7-inch tablets.
Nope! 39,800 yen! Around 350 bucks!
the developers of course know it'll sell because Hatsune Miku is on it this certainly is a premium price for a tablet, and is surely going to test the love of Miku's fans.
Anyway, the tablet is due to go on sale on April 15th, with pre-orders starting last month on March 9th. Will this tablet mark the start of a growing market of collector tablets?
Translation by Jason Morgan