We're pretty sure that someone over at MiTAC is quite a big fan of JRR's Tolkien's work, and that's because the company's named 3 of the 4 new Android tablets it's about to launch at CeBIT 2011 after some famous characters from the famed author's books (including "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit").
So, first and foremost, we've got two multimedia tablets, called the Valar 7 and Valar 10, featuring (obviously) 7 and 10-inch displays and running the Android 2.3 operating system.
Those of you who're not exactly familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien's universe should know that the Valar were the higher beings (or deities, if you prefer) in the fictional world created by the British author.
So, given the fact that we're talking about highly-advanced products
, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that these things support 1080p HD video playback and pack HDMI outputs, as well as sensitive GPS receivers.
Next in line comes the Ulmo tablet, sporting a 7-inch display, as well as a rugged, waterproof body.
Also, as a side-note, Ulmo was the Valar (or god) that commanded the seas of the fictional world created by Tolkien (like Neptune or Poseidon, if you prefer), which sorts of correlates with the waterproof capabilities the MiTAC tablet has in store.
The fourth Android tablet MiTAC will showcase at CeBIT is related to the Greek mythology, rather than Tolkien's work, given the fact that it's called Zeus.
What makes the “Zeus” so special is the fact that that it's touted as being the world's first dual-GPS tablet, meaning that it packs dual GPS receivers, for enhanced navigation capabilities, alongside the 6-inch display and thin 11.6mm form factor.
No pricing details or detailed tech specs for either of these tablets have been provided thus far, but we're eagerly looking forward to MiTAC providing these very important details as well.