Automaker Hyundai does have a presence in the electronics segment, with quite a few televisions and other things. With so many companies pushing tablets into the market it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is developing its own device. Strangely enough, it is targeting the Russia market first, with the first devices set to roll out in autumn of this year.
“We are preparing to start sales at the Russian market [in September]. We signed the first distribution agreement with Tekhnotreid firm last week and we are looking for other distributors,” reveal sources at Hyundai.
On offer will be three models with screen sizes of 7, 9.7, and 10.1 inches, with the top of the line model to cost around $300. All of the tablets will have Android ICS for the OS, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as common features. Other specs are likely to be spartan at best.
Hyundai is initially looking at a yearly volume of around 200,000 tablets and has stated it could consider setting up a plant in Russia if demand picks up. The tablet will initially be sourced from China.
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