An android tablet a day keeps the apples away.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remember that 8” slatedroid? It’s VIA8505 powered!

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Chinese Counterfeiters Release First Android Tablet


Chinese counterfeiters have beaten Google to producing an Android tablet.

The Chinese wholesaler ActFind, which carries knockoffs of many electronics including iPhones and iPods, is selling an iPad-lookalike running the Android OS.

Priced at $150, the Android tablet is haphazardly labeled “MINI iPadⅡ8 Inch Android1.6 Ebook Tablet PC UMPC MID Netbook.” According to the product description, it features an 8-inch touchscreen, Ethernet and Wi-FI connectivity, a USB port, 88MB of built-in storage (expandable to 16GB with a TF card) and an 800-MHz VIA processor. The tablet runs version 1.6 of the Android OS.

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So, now you know what is under the hood in these Dealextreme ones.

UPDATE: 29 May 2010 – Read this, this and this. VIA, VIA, VIA! If it looks like an Eken M003, smells like one … it must be one. Right?


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