HiVision Android tablet debuts at CeBIT for a potentially bargain price

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They say things come in threes, and that seems to be the case for recently announced low-cost Android tablet MIDs. Following on from the Haleron iLet Mini HAL and Archos 7 and 8 Home Tablets, jkkmobile spotted a new 7" tablet called the SpeedPad from Chinese manufacturer HiVision at its booth at CeBIT. The most striking piece of information is that the device will likely be priced below $100, which would be astonishing value for a budget tablet, although there is no confirmation of where and when the SpeedPad will launch.

As for hardware and features, the tablet has a 7" WVGA resistive touch screen, an 800MHz ARM11-based Samsung 6410 processor, 256MB RAM, 2GB inbuilt flash storage, SD card slot, b/g WiFi, and external support for 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS through USB dongles. There also appears to be a front facing camera, TV-output, two USB ports (types A and B), ethernet port, and a 4200mAh battery giving a battery life of 6 hours.

The MID currently runs Android 1.6 with a variant running Windows CE 6.0. In the video by JKK below, response looks decent but it's hard to tell exactly what kind of performance we can expect from more demanding tasks. But taking into account the specs and potentially bargain price, this looks like a pretty good option for those looking for a cheap budget Android tablet. With the other recent low-cost Android tablet releases, it looks like this could be a growing segment of devices throughout the year and certainly one to watch with interest.

[jkkmobile via liliputing]
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Jeremy is a former editor at Pocketables.