With MCW now a part of history, CeBit (slated to be held in Germany next month) has captured in interest of many manufacturers. Chinese manufacturer Hanvan has already stolen the march by revealing their intention to launch a whole new tablet / e-reader in Germany.
Named the Hanvon HPad A112, the tablet will be more of an e-book reading device. Digital books, magazines and newspapers form the target media with the A112. This perhaps explains the use of a relatively underpowered 720 MHz ARM11 processor while the system memory options include either a 256 MB or a 512 MB RAM. Default operating system with the HPad A112 is Android 2.2 Froyo.The A112 will come with a 7 inch 800 x 600 pixel display.
The HPad A112 also supports video playback with native support for H.264 video and is able to support video of up to 1080p resolution. In fact, the HPad A112 is compatible with a wide range of video formats, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, ASF, MKV, WMV and so on.
These apart, the HPad A112 also features other goodies such as an HDMI port, a USB port, as well as a rear facing 3 megapixel camera. The A112 includes WiFi and Bluetooth, while 3G and GPS comes as an optional extra. A 2 GB of storage will come as standard though there will also be a microSD card slot to include more. Powering the tablet is a 3300mAh battery that is expected to be enough to support 8 hours of operation on a single charge.
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