There is a new Android tablet that has appeared in the scene and this time, its from the Japan based PC vendor Mouse Computer.
Named the LuvPad AD100, the tablet is one more in the 10 inch category. But perhaps the best thing about the LuvPad is that it comes with Android 2.2 right from day one making the LuvPad the first tablet in Japan to do so. And that’s not all for the LuvPad also comes with the powerful and the latest Nvidia Tegra 250 Chipset which is known for its ability to support advanced media playback without any fuss. Paired to the state-of-the-art processor is 512 MB of RAM while onboard storage amounts to 8 GB. And if you still need more, there is the microSD card slot that you can fall back upon to create more space.
For connecting to the Internet, the LuvPad supports 802.11b/g WiFi while also offering 3G connectivity as an optional extra. Then there’s also a mini USB 2.0 port and a built-in speaker. Among the other features that the LuvPad comes bundled with include an HDMi output, support for HD video playback as well as an integrated accelerometer. The 10 inch LED touchscreen provides a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels.
Mouse Computer have announced they are almost ready with the device and are looking towards a month end release of the tablet device. However, its only the domestic market where the tablet will be seen doing the rounds for now and its not known when it will set sail for foreign soil. Price for the 1.7 pounds tablet has been fixed at 39800 yen, which translates to about $473 US.
However, the LuvPad sports a striking similarity hardware-wise to the Interpad tablet from E-Noa that was displayed at the IFA 2010 at Berlin. What this means is that the LuvPad might be the rebranded version of Interpad and may be launched in many more countries under different names. What’s also interesting is the the price of the LuvPad is a bit lower than what is being asked for the Interpad, which stands at $508.
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