First tablet in the States powered by Ice Cream Sandwich is just $120
Originally, the tablet could be imported into the States from China for $100 with an additional $60 for shipping. Now, you can pre-order the first U.S. Ice Cream Sandwich tablet for $120 with free shipping from online retailers like Pandawill or Merimobiles. Just keep in mind that even though the device does have Android 4.0 installed, the price guarantees that this is a low-budget tablet. Still, the purchase should afford you bragging rights in your neighborhood for now.
There are two other variants of the Ainol Novo 7. The Basic adds a 2MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing shooter and is powered by Android 3.2 instead of Android 4.0. The Advance has a 1.5GHz processor, the same camera set-up of the Basic, and has Android 2.3 under the hood.
source: Pandawill, Merimobiles via Engadget
1. ChriisM (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Honestly , for 120$ its not bad. And the spec isnt far of the ipad 1 which is 5 times the price as this.
4. mio15 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)
well that depends on user expectation.
some of the "low end" tablets do a very decent job in terms of performance and some even in quality. if the browsing experience is good, most (average) tablet users (willing to pay as less as possible) will be satisfied. but others wont because for some haptic is importent, for others gaming experience or display quality.
if you look carefully you will find iPad 1´s with 3G for 3x of this price. 5x would even be 2.Gen +
i´m not suggesting people should get an iOS Tablet over Android. people should get whatever is best for them and their needs.
Merry Christmas to All PhoneArena followers!
14. hepresearch (unregistered)
For the low price, I would rather get this and save $80 than get the Amazon Kindle Fire. This would do everything I could possibly want to do with a tablet... reading eBooks and pdf's, playing a few MP3's, viewing family photos, interchangeable microSD memory expansion, and light internet browsing over WiFi... while still delivering the overall ICS experience and decent battery life. Not bad at all...
2. christianqwerty (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 May 2011)
I have never heard of this company before. Probably the same quality as ZTE or haweui . Hmmmmmm
3. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Huawei and ZTE have been doing a pretty good job with their devices that don't come to the USA, so they aren't crap by any means...
5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Huawei - first mainstream android OEM to release ICS on a handset besides the Nexus line and now some unknown mainland Chinese OEM is releasing ICS tablets in the US.
This is what happens when the android OS is free -- the products become commoditized. People will not pay a premium for android devices if they can get a comparable android product for less. Basically Google is working its butt on the android OS so some low cost OEM can sell crap. Remember, caveat emptor and spend a little more for a company that will stand behind their products like Amazon or BN.
8. hepresearch (unregistered)
half the price is good enough reason for me...
7. solidchips (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
Just for your info, there are three version of NOVO7 available in China.
Novo7 advance: 1.5G, 512MB, 2MP, VGA, android 2.3
Novo7 basic: 1 G xburst, 512MB, 2MP, VGA, android 3.2
Novo7 paladin: 1 G xburst, 512MB, No camera, android 4.0
The picture shown in the article above is of Novo7 paladin (without camera) while the specs listed are of Novo7-basic.
Please correct it.
Faisal, Xi'an, China
9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
These specs are quite similar to Windows Phone requirement. Still a good price for an Android 4.0 tablet.
10. andymp3 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I am considering getting this tablet as a back up. Something I can drag around with me that is cheap that I won't worry about scratching it up a bit. I already have the Asus transformer with dock and the galaxy tab10.1 4g however they are big and way to expensive to drag around with me to work and play.... This tablet would be perfect for my needs. From the reviews on YouTube it actually seems to work quite well. It seems quite snappy and and fluent. Has anyone tried one? There is one thing I don't understand....why they put 4.0 was put on the paladin and not the advanced? Does the advanced not have a higher clock speed and better CPU? Or is the starburst a better CPU? And to boot no camera? It may have also been easier to get ICS running on it because the lack of a camera as well. What is the better tablet hardware wise? I imagine they will have the ICS available for all of them anyways in the near future...and from what I can tell the paladin comes with 2.3 anyways and when you get it you have to install ICS yourself by downloading it from their website. I coul have swore I read this on the merimobile site.
Update ... just went back to the merimobiles site.... the advanced is better and faster from what the site says and there is a beta version of ICS available for it. For 20$ more it seems to be well worth it. I think I am going to get the advanced unless someone can tell me otherwise why I shouldnt. Cheers and happy holidays
11. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 419; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
By the way, it will pre-install the Spiderman game along with the tablet. WIN!
12. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
This is really cheap and affordable, but I doubt it will have all of the features that ICS is supposed to have.
13. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 462; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
what are the specs? maybe ics makes it scream... although personally i couldn't see myself buying a tablet by anyone other than Asus or HTC... but that's just me lol
plus i don't mind no camera... thats why i have my phone.
and i don't ever think i'll be getting a data tablet so wifi only sounds pretty good to me
probably not a bad deal :) i'm dying to see the performance enhancements from ics!!! i still think its hilarious when i see the Nexus one's specs with 2.1 to 2.2+ on all those benchmark apps... so insane.
15. zeķīte (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
How fast is this Vivante GC860 GPU? Could somebody find some benchmarks?
16. cherrin (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)
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