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Hyundai (yes, Hyundai, the car maker) is now making Android tablets

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Hyundai (yes, Hyundai, the car maker) is now making Android tablets
If you feel like just about every company out there is jumping in with tablets, you won’t bee too far from the truth and now there’s one piece of evidence supporting you. Hyundai (yes, the very same company that makes cars) will make a move with 3 Android Ice Cream Sandwich, targetting the Russian market.

A 7-inch, 9.7-inch and a 10.1-inch tablet are expected to arrive in Russia around September, and while they aren’t exactly cutting edge in terms of specs, the prices should be pretty affordable, plus there’s a certain (unknown) level of integration with Hyundai cars.

First, the Hyundai HT-7B, the 7” tablet with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, and both a rear 2-megapixel and front 0.3MP cameras, will cost a meager $180. 8GB of internal storage, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a 1GHz Samsung chip round up the package. The tablet also comes in a version equipped with 3G radio and Navitel navigation software for around $207.

Next, the Hyundai HT-9B as the name implies will come with a 9.7” 1024×768 IPS display. The specs are also slightly better here with a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor, Mali-400 graphics, 1 gig of RAM and 16GB of internal. This time, you’re looking at a metallic body and a more refined designed. The 2MP rear and 0.3MP front cameras, are there along with a standard suite of sensors including GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, HDMI and a 5600 mAh battery, all for a price of around $270.

Finally, the Hyundai HT-10B sports a 10.1” 1024×600 display, and is otherwise identical to the 9.7-nich model. Here there’s 3G built-in, all for an off-contract price of $311.

Hyundai actually has some pretty aggressive goals, aiming to sell 200,000 tablets in Russia in 2012 alone, but in three years it plans to grow to 7% to 8% of the local market.

source: Hi-tech.mail.ru via UnwiredView

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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:11 5

1. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Why why why why ? I hate their cars..

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:23 11

2. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


there are still other choices....... why crying?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:33 5

3. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I know I am being biased here but Hyundai sucks...

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:25 7

7. kyan- (Posts: 39; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


so you hate good value?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:30 6

9. medicci37 (Posts: 713; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


The nexus is a much better value.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 22:54

26. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


No I hate cheap Quality, I rather got with Japanese Suzuki..

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 16:06

32. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


suzukis are huge pieces of junk.. lol. I think I'd own a Kia over a suzuki

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:36 12

10. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Dude check out the Sonata , its cheaper than the Camry and accord and looks way cooler .
Their cars are a lot better than 10 years ago .
10 years ago they are crap , now they are best .
Just like Samsung Mobile , when i got my x620c all my friends are telling me i should have bought a erricsson or a nokia . Now they are mostly using samsung .

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:36

18. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Gonna disagree on the way the Sonata looks. The Kia Optima however looks amazing and is basically the same car. Kia's design language is amazing, Hyundai's looks like it was inspired by some obscure anime involving transforming fish robots or something.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 18:51 1

25. dudeyoureabarista (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


@jimstar, I agree with your view on Kia's design, but Hyundai bought Kia quite a long time ago so technically Hyundai designs Kia. Why they don't make their native company look cooler? no idea... Also did people know Samsung make cars too? Seriously look it up, I live in Korea and know this. Samsung cars only sell in Korea and their logo isn't the typical one seen on their phones and apliances .

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 16:07

33. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i rather like the new hyundai designs. Im a huge nissan fan and even I have a hard time with some of the things that they have been producing lately. some serious "WTF" designs.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 22:57 1

27. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I agree samsung is a good brand but Hyundai has bad after sales service and I don't feel their cars are good either my dad owns one and its plain crap..

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:39 2

19. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


do you own a Hyundai? I do. I have a newer Sonata that I bought brand new off the lot. Had my wife not convinced me to try it, I would have never entertained the thought of driving one. You know what. Its the nicest car I've had (though my Xterra is still my favorite) The hyundais of 10 years ago are not the cars now. Go check consumer reports. The sonata beats the Camry and Accord in nearly everything including features (the base model is power almost everything, input jacks for everything you can think of, and free satellite radio) and reliability while maintaining a lower sticker price. That's no small feat.

So before you hate on something, try it out. Green eggs and ham and all that.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:40 2

20. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that said..
what the hell are they thinking? these things look like crap.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 14:11 1

21. Penny (Posts: 1259; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yeah I completely agree remix. I love cars just like I love technology, and I've been following Hyundai's progression for years. I started telling people that Hyundai is on the upswing probably about 5 years ago, just prior to the Equus and Genesis.

The Sonata is a great car in its class, and compares favorably to the Camry, Altima, and Accord. I personally ended up going with the Altima just because I like its looks and the way it drives, but most reviewers will point out that the Sonata handles even better.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:09 2

22. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I was the opposite. I was set on the new Altima (really wanted the V6 coup or a 350, but I'm too money conscious lol). Im a big fan of Nissan.. they have always been well built, long lasting cars/SUVs for me. I got bored with my 200SX at 250k miles (and zero non regular maintenance issues), for my Xterra, then sold that after 150k miles and the same issue free existence because gas was ungodly expensive at the time. I can thank my wife for pushing me over n over to look at the sonata... it was never on my radar. Because I wasnt in a hurry to buy I took a long while to work out a deal and got one brand new on the lot the month the 09's came out for 12.5k when the sticker was 21k. That sealed the deal there. A nearly 10k difference between the best Altima offer and the Sonata made it a no brainer... especially when you factor in the warranty differences.
And the thing has been an awesome drive ever since.

It handles great. It sticks to the road like glue (great for cornering :) ). I have to try hard to make it slip around on wet roads. There is a pretty substantial interior difference as well. The sonata is hooked up like crazy.

The best part is the service. Free oil changes for the first 2 years, whenever I go in for anything I get a free car wash n vacuum, they send discount coupons every month for service. Just changed my oil today, got it cleaned, tires rotated, and some other things for 18 bux and out the door in an hour.

Once I graduate at Xmas, my wife is going to inherit the sonata and im going to trade in her crap car for a sportier car. Bouncing between the new Subaru/Scion, a mustang, and the Genesis coup V6. I love the cameros, but I hate GM.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 18:47

24. Penny (Posts: 1259; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Nice. Yeah the Altima was 23k out the door for us, but we also got the 2 years/8 free oil changes with complimentary car wash.

As gimmicky as it may be, I love some of the small features like the smart key and push button start, and we do have the built in bluetooth option as well. More than anything else, I was impressed with the build quality of the car though. The interior feels far better than the sticker price would indicate, not using the same cheap plastics I see in many other cars in this price range. And an often ignored aspect that is extremely important to me in my long commutes is the reduced road noise in this car. The windows are thicker, the ride is better, and it's just quieter on the inside than I felt the Camry or Accord were (since those were the other cars I test drove). I honestly appreciate what Hyundai is doing with their cars and their brand, but I haven't driven one myself.

As for your upcoming sports car -- I'd love to see how the ride is in the new Scion/Subaru models. Between the two, the Scion is supposed to have slightly better straight line performance while the Subaru is supposed to be slightly better with handling (makes sense). Either way, both of those cars are great for the price. The Genesis Coupe would get my next vote, followed by the Mustang, followed by the Camaro (the priciest of the group I believe).

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:43

29. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im leaning more on the subaru end between the 2. its like 1500 more but it comes loaded with tons of features that are not even available on the scion version. If it were a convertible with a turbo, it would be near perfect. The only thing im not really happy with is the low horsepower. its got plenty of pep.. i just want something.. throatier.. There's rumors that they are going to tweak it for 2014 though, so we will see.
I like the mustang's look n power, but damn there are so many of them on the road.
If i could find a good price on a 370z touring, that would be awesome though.. but realistically thats out of my next car range. boo.

As far as the interior, thats my favorite part of the car. Its very quiet. I'd say its just a hair noisier than the Altima, but quieter than the rest. Most of the interior has that soft touch coating on it. 2 tone accents, tons of storage n room. great stuff all around. It has a killer sound system in it as well. Really.. no complaints at all. It was consumer reports favorite interior in the class by far for that year.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:13

28. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I understand your point but compared to you I may be low on cash and can't buy a sonata but what ever they have in my budget is of bad quality.. My dad owns a hyundai and I've driven it, compared to my car from Suzuki its pretty much consistent to what I've been saying above.. And did I mention their service is down right poor.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 21:48

34. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


you're just a rich snob who just only go for mercedes. fool,

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 23:19

35. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


FYI I am not rich and secondly I ever become rich I would go for Ferrari Period

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:28

17. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Please make it stop... We really don't need anymore s**tty tablets/smartphones manufacturer

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:39 1

4. mercorp (Posts: 983; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Hyundai vs Toyota
Or did you mean hynix vs samsung?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:36 9

11. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Sonata smokes camry

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:42 3

5. dvancleave (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)


Well, I sure hope Hyundai is going to stand behind their warranty better on their tablets than they do on their cars!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:59 2

6. RangersK (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 May 2012)


This company's not related at all to Hyundai Motors. It was a part of the Hyundai Group long ago but isn't any longer.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:57

30. pegasso (Posts: 178; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


yup,
the tablet is product of Hyundai Heavy Industries, not Hyundai Motor.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:27 1

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)


As long as they don't make the phones like that of Lamborghini, they might be getting a good market share.

And I wonder, dis they put their huge Hyundai emblem at the back of the tablet?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:37 1

12. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Those tabs looks bad to me

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 07:40 6

13. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Does this come with a five year warranty? :D

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 10:30 2

16. bayusuputra (Posts: 943; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


no, only 10000 miles.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 08:47 1

14. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Actually, this took longer. By now I was expecting GM or Ford to develop and Android tablet, why not? Everyone under the heavens builts something Android. Besides they can integrate hardware right into their vehicles. In terms of hyundai, they are a Korean company, so basically just steal a couples of ideas like Samsung did, and should be ok.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:05 2

15. fervid (Posts: 175; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Their cars are already cheap plastic, everyone is pumping out cheap plastic phones, whatever works...

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:15 1

23. -box- (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I see Hyundai as the Samsung of the car industry, or vice versa. Korean, started by making other's old stuff as their own, imitated designs and pushed the envelope on same, for good or ill, tried to put new gimmicks or gadgetry in their products to make them seem more appealing against the mainstays, even if those features caused more problems, but eventually found their stride and identity and are now leaders in their respective fields.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 14:52

31. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


1. That first tablet is not an ICS tablet, by the looks of it it's Gingerbread.
2. That third tablet is the Point of View ProTab2 XXL 10"

I'm pretty sure this news article is fake.

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