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The past year has seen countless manufacturers mainly from China enter the tablet race utilizing Rockchip's 600MHz RK2808 processor, a chip with respectable performance for devices aimed at the value-oriented end of the market. But with the greater demands for performance, features, and support for the latest versions of Android, Rockchip recently stepped up to the plate with its new 1GHz RK2818 with native support for DDR RAM and Android 2.1/2.2. So far we've only seen two devices said to feature the new chipset, the ezGear Surfboard 700 and the RAmos W9, but with the announcement of the N6 MID from newcomer Window, it looks like the RK2818 is starting to gain momentum much in the same way as its predecessor.

Not much is known about the Window N6, but what we do know is that it will run Android 2.1 with a planned update to 2.2. The tablet will also include 3G and WiFi connectivity, a trackball, and built-in accelerometer. The exact size hasn't been specified, but keeping in mind the company's recently announced 5-inch Window N5 PMP (also running Android but without WiFi), it seems quite likely that the N6 will have a 5- to 7-inch WVGA touch screen. The very simple minimalist design shown in the renders is a refreshing change from all the black with silver trim designs we've been seeing lately, and I'm looking forward to seeing the full specs when the N6 is expected to launch in September.

Overall I think the N6 along with its other RK2818 contemporaries may be the start of a new generation of more powerful Rockchip tablets helping to move the market forward by using the latest versions of Android and offering improved performance and features, while still maintaining competitive prices. Check out a few more images of the Window N6 below.

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