This is the hottest news I've read last week: A < € 100,-- Android
Tablet with great specs:
While there is so much buzz about the smartphones competing to get ICS
on board, the tablet scene looks quite empty. Is your favorite tablet PC
getting Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich? If not, then head to China,
where from locals to majors, all tablets are upgrading to Android 4.0.
The latest to enter the tablet market with Android 4.0 is the $99 Novo 7
from MIPS, which appears to be a direct threat to India’s cheapest
Novo 7 has a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen and is powered by 1GHz
single-core MIPS-based XBurst CPU with Vivante GC860 GPU. It also has
features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual cameras, HDMI out, and microSD
Besides the official Android Market and all Google apps, Novo 7 also got
blessings of the Android’s big daddy Andy Rubin: “I’m thrilled to see
the entrance of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low
cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a
strong illustration of how Android’s openness drives innovation and
competition for the benefit of consumers around the world.”
Novo 7 is currently available in China and also online through Ainol
Electronics Co., Ltd. It is expected to hit the shelves in the US and
other parts of the world within the next few months.
Even after belonging to the super elite club of Android 4.0 tablets, it
still fits into the pocket friendly price range of under $100.
Now that's competition!
|_|0|_| Marti T. van Lin, alias ML2MST