IPS technology was first seen in tablets with the launch of the original iPad, but it has taken this long for IPS screen technology prices to drop enough to make it financially viable for Chinese factories to use them.
This is the first ever 7 inch screened IPS tablet we’ve seen, and while this is still a prototype, it is shaping up to be a very capable little tablet.
The Shenzhen made device get’s an A9 AMlogic CPU which is more than capable of streaming either Flash or HTML5 video with no buffering. The chip is also plenty powerful for gaming, but the sample unit here had a few bugs which needed ironing out before gaming performance could be tested.
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O.S is Android 2.3 Gingerbread which should bring speed and battery life performances to the little tablet over similarly spec’d 2.2 tablets.
This sample has HDMI out, SD card reader, 3G sim and USB, but not everything is supported by the OS yet, something which the manufacturer assures will be sorted once realized.
Pricing is set at roughly 1900 Yuan and they should be available by 10th April (a similar date to the iPad 2 Chinese launch!)
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