First of all, apologies for the length of time since my last post… Must try harder…
But I bring happy news for all of us waiting for that 5 inch from JXD. I guess seeing the success of the Much iReadyGo i5 may have spurred them on, because they’ve finally decided to hop on the wagon as well. Unfortunately, any hopes for a 5 inch variant of the S7800B are out of the window, because JXD ditched RockChip for their newcomer. Instead they’ve decided to go with a MediaTek chip just like in the Much i5.
The obvious bonus is that you can also use the device as a real live phone if you wanted. There are drawbacks too, however. The MT6582 (which is apparently going to power this machine, though don’t take it as gospel yet because some sites are reporting MT6589) is not as powerful as the MT6589 inside the i5, which in turn is not as powerful as the RK3188 too. The quad core Cortex A7 1.3GhZ chip is a low cost offering from MediaTek, primarily aimed to feature in budget (<$100) Chinese smartphones.
Willgoo did have a pre-order product page up for this, but as of writing it seems to have disappeared. Never the less, once it’s available I’m confident they will stock it. So for now, you can read the article on thedroidguy website and either curse JXD for scrapping the RK3188 variant, or start saving some money. The choice is yours. I might do both.
Update: Willgoo product page is back up.
Thanks to Mateus for sending this in!