Hannspree, the Taiwan based company that until now was known for being a maker of flat screen TVs, now also wishes to be seen in the booming tablet segment as well. At least, a leaked road-map depicting the tablets that Hannspree lined up for this year is ample proof of that. So while there is already a tablet on offer from Hannspree, another one is planned for a release in the second quarter, and during the third quarter the company has lined up a Honeycomb tablet for launch.
The model SN10T3 slated for a Q3 release will have a 10.1 inch HannStar IPS LCD display along with Sintek touch modules, both of which are Hannspree’s own in-house development. The resolution will also be a lot better at 1280 x 800 pixels. Of course there are other goodies thrown in such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and built-in cameras along with 16 GB of on board storage. Also, the SN10T3 boasts of a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.
Right now, Hannspree is offering an Android tablet in the form of the SN10T1, with SN10T2 as the next offering to be released in the second quarter. Both the tablets come with a 10.1 inch display with the same 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Both run the Android 2.2 Froyo and Hannspree insists it is due to Google’s requirement of having a 1280 x 800 resolution in order to run Honeycomb. That has led them from including only Android 2.2 in the SN10T1 and SN10T2 models. However, a higher resolution also means higher costs. Hence, while the SN10T1 and SN10T2 models cost $505 and $443, expect the SN10T3 to have a price of around $650. The lower price tag of Sn10T2 can be attributed to it having a Texas Instruments CPU while SN10T1 comes with a NVIDIA TEGRA 2 processor.