Here is one more company that will also have a tablet device on display at the upcoming IFA. The Taiwan based Hannspree – that till now was known for its TV sets – will be bringing along their latest creation, a 10 inch tablet running the Android 2.2 Froyo. However, before you put it off as just another tablet to swell the ranks of tablet devices running Android, there are quite a few things that the newest kid on the Android block has that can ensure it does not get lost in the crowd of Android tablets that have come out in the recent past.
To begin with, it’s running the latest version of Android. The tablet comes with a 10.1 inch capacitive multitouch screen up front with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels while behind it, and perhaps the most interesting bit on the tablet is a Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC packing two ARM Cortex-A9 cores with a clock speed of 1GHz powering the tablet.
The tablet also scores with other features which include a mini-USB 2.0 port, a mini HDMI video output, a 1W speaker along with an SD card slot that can add a few more gigs to the 16GB SSD that the tablet carries on board. For connecting to the outside world, the tablet includes 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 and also includes some pre-loaded goodies like a Chrome browser, calendar, email, media players, YouTube, and social media applications, to name just a few. Users can also enjoy access to the official Android Market.
The battery life is also good as Hannspree claims the 3500mAh unit can sustain 8 hours of HD video playback with ease. And lastly, all of the hi-tech stuff is packed inside a quite compact 10.24 x 6.73 x 0.55 inches that weighs just about 790 grams which is still about 100 gms lighter than the iPad. And that’s not the only thing that’s less than the iPad, for Hannspree has also fixed the price of the tablet at 399 Euro in Germany.
The tablet will go on sale in November, though there will be a unit at IFA to give consumers a taste of what to expect when the tablet finally enters the retail scene.
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