The OGT Tablet

Ask any analyst, technophile, or blogger -- this summer we expect a plethora of Android tablets.  Some will be good, some not so much, but the OGT Tablet is something we're going to be keeping our eye on.  Not only do they bill it as "the world's thinnest Android tablet" at a trim 7 mm and only 550 grams in weight, it has some very interesting specs.  Besides the 1 GHz processor (unknown make at this time) and the 16 GB and 32 GB flavors, the OGT tablet comes with a working microSD card slot out of the box and the industry's first true color display at a whopping 188 ppi (pixels per inch).  That's more than the Xoom's 152 ppi, and a lot more than the iPad's 132 ppi.  Add in a 5MP rear camera and a 3MP front-facing cam, and both a 3G and Wifi only model, and this one already stands out from the crowd.

Or at least it promises to. Will the OGT Tablet be one of the summer's winners?  We'll have to wait and see.  In the meantime, hit the break to see a short clip of it in the flesh.  [OGT Mobile]

 
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OGT? Rule #1 of Android. First timers to Android get no love for fear of lack of updates.

MOTOX2 says:

As long as its rootable, though i will say it looks supriseingly like the playbook

What size is the screen?

That link is to a dead end registration page.

The video is about 15 seconds long and shows nothing.

Are we sure this is not a spoof to get emails?

crxssi says:

Yep, because ppi is pretty much totally uninteresting. I wouldn't need a huge resolution on a small device- I don't have bionic eyes. Anything greater than around 1280x800 on a 10" screen is probably overkill.

Resolution and size are specs that are needed, not "ppi".

jdm4u says:

for some reason the galaxy tab 10.1 appears thinner when the camera goes for an upward view of this one.

Something smells "Spam-ish".And yes,that pic sure looks like a PB.

chrisrotolo says:

what is the screen size on this puppy?

whats with all the thick bezels? I would like to seem some slimmer bezel tablets like the new LED TV's=room for more real estate.

ChaosZero112 says:

Because some people actually like to grip the tablet without their thumb being picked up on the screen?

Makes sense. You'd have nothing to grip if the bezel was a tiny.

marcelo_l says:

Having already "played" with a PlayBook for about an hour, I can tell you that this tablet looks NOTHING like the RIM PlayBook.

What it does look like is the Malata zPad T2.

Unless this thing is priced rationally, I see as an "also ran".
A higher PPI screen is nice, but it better not carry a premium price, or it will be premiumly ignored. Especially coming from a company that no one's heard of.

Luckily they're located locally...I'll check'm out and report back.

marcelo_l says:

Oh Snap !!! Gonna have to send this one to the "Ghostware" pile...Doesn't look good, folks.

Scottish says:

Are you saying you went to visit them and didn't find anything?

marcelo_l says:

I'm saying the Address of the place is registered to run out of is a Unisex hair salon, next to an Adult Video Store. LITERALLY.

That's what I'm saying.

So unless you're looking for a weave with your Android tablet...good luck.

Goes to show you how much investigative journalism really takes place these days, that it took me all of 4 minutes to debunk this place with the help of Google and a little knowledge of "whois".

Scottish says:

/facepalm

C'mon, Android Central. This is pretty shoddy work, here. At least update the post with a warning.

ben2010#AC says:

If the company and domain was registered last year, what makes you think that if "they" were at that address temporarily that they hadn't move. I've had domains and my company registered to a PO Box, so what? I live locally too and I see businesses in that area come and go. And for the record, my ex-girlfriend gets her hair done at that salon (ironically) and it's next to a church which is next to the adult video store. Be mindful when you use the word LITERALLY! AndroidCentral did not do a review on the "supposed" tablet and the article only references what that company is said to be doing. Don't see a need for a warning. At any rate, big or small, known or unknown, it looks interesting and I think that is the point of the article. After all, all the released Android base tablets thus far have been big disappointments. I'm going to keep my eyes open to see what this company has to offer and leave the investigative work to investigators when something really "spamish" comes along.

marcelo_l says:

Actually to be perfectly clear. I've helped folks recover lost domains, so I've done this sort of research before. But truth be told, it really isn't that hard to do a quick background check on a company.

The first big giveaway is that the company didn't think to register itself anonymously. Most major ( or at least in my experience well IT-led companies ) will anony-mize their domain. It just makes business sense. The fellows behind this enterprise didn't think that far ahead. That makes me think, small. After some initial checking of who the principals are ( something corporationwiki.com will do for you free of charge, since there are sunshine laws for this ), you can see for yourself that, it's a private company with two principals, and that at the same location there are approximately 25+ companies active or inactive at the same location.

Doing a google street view with the address provided from the whois, shows you just who you're dealing with.

Simple, but not 100% obvious. Still. It's the details that'll get ya.

ben2010#AC says:

If the company and domain was registered last year, what makes you think that if "they" were at that address temporarily that they hadn't move. I've had domains and my company registered to a PO Box, so what? I live locally too and I see businesses in that area come and go. And for the record, my ex-girlfriend gets her hair done at that salon (ironically) and it's next to a church which is next to the adult video store. Be mindful when you use the word LITERALLY! AndroidCentral did not do a review on the "supposed" tablet and the article only references what that company is said to be doing. Don't see a need for a warning. At any rate, big or small, known or unknown, it looks interesting and I think that is the point of the article. After all, all the released Android base tablets thus far have been big disappointments. I'm going to keep my eyes open to see what this company has to offer and leave the investigative work to investigators when something really "spamish" comes along.

marcelo_l says:

Stop being a clown, ben '10. There isn't a church on either side of this place. The only thing next to the Adult Video Store is a CARPET supplies company.

The isn't using that as a "P.O.Box" because the registered owner of OGT is also one of the owners of the Hair Salon and a cosmetics company run out of the same address. As a matter of fact it's one of three company's run out of the same office.

Get some facts, dude....quit talking out of your OGT.

marcelo_l says:

Stop being a clown, ben '10. There isn't a church on either side of this place. The only thing next to the Adult Video Store is a CARPET supplies company.

The isn't using that as a "P.O.Box" because the registered owner of OGT is also one of the owners of the Hair Salon and a cosmetics company run out of the same address. As a matter of fact it's one of three company's run out of the same office.

Get some facts, dude....quit talking out of your OGT.

marcelo_l says:

Stop being a clown, ben '10. There isn't a church on either side of this place. The only thing next to the Adult Video Store is a CARPET supplies company.

The isn't using that as a "P.O.Box" because the registered owner of OGT is also one of the owners of the Hair Salon and a cosmetics company run out of the same address. As a matter of fact it's one of three company's run out of the same office.

Get some facts, dude....quit talking out of your OGT.

juanjux says:

OGT is an EXTREMELY desafortunate name for spanish speakers... it means asshole :D