Sleek Hanvon HPad A116 impresses as Gingerbread reaches China


Chinese company Hanvon has joined the Android tablet masses with style in the shape of the Hanvon HPad A116. Shown in prototype form during CES, the 7-inch tablet makes a great first impression with its very sleek and slim 0.43" profile and simple minimalist design.

But it gets even better below the surface with the tablet packing a 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 2GB local storage expandable via microSD, a 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP webcam, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, optional built-in 3G and GPS, and a high capacity 3300mAh battery good for 6 hours worth of video. Additionally, the 7-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen has a high WSVGA resolution, the device sports a wide array of ports from micro-USB to mini-HDMI, and perhaps most significantly, Hanvon states that the HPad will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it goes on sale in March, making it one of the first Chinese tablets to launch with the latest version of Google's mobile OS.


Currently known more for budget tablets competing on price, China's electronics manufacturers have certainly been moving forward to create more compelling devices to appeal to international markets, with Hanvon's HPad being a perfect example. Hopefully this is the beginning of many more competitive devices from China throughout this year as tablet fever goes into overdrive.


[Hanvon | tech.163]
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