The iPad 2 has been out for months, and we’ve been promised clones of the latest Apple tablet will launch sometime this month, yet Chinese manufactures are keen to cling on to those iPad 1 knock-offs they’ve invested so much in to, but with some next generation features.
This latest in a long line of clone iPad’s is an intriging beast. It gets the same high end 1:1 imitation design as the rest of the pack, but with the added functionality of a front facing camera.
There’s also a very useful ‘hold’ button, to prevent the screen from rotating in those situations it is undesired, like reading in bed.
And there is an SD card reader, hiding under the black plastic panel at the top.
Surprisingly, for its size this clone has a pathetically small battery! The makers have deicided to spec a tiny 1800 mah battery in this rather large 9.7 inch tablet, and the screen is a cheap resistive version!
Pricing is yet to be announced but we personally wouldn’t pay more than 1000 Yuan for a unit like this ($154), in fact we’re surprised that the manufacturers even believe there is a market for such a half hearted device when tablets such as this cost a fraction of the amount and will ultimately be more fun.