First tablet in the States powered by Ice Cream Sandwich is just $120

First tablet in the States powered by Ice Cream Sandwich is just $120
The first Android tablet on U.S. soil to be powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, is an import from China that has won over none other than Andy Rubin. The Ainol Novo7 Paladin is powered by a single-core 1GHz MIPS-Based XBurst CPU with a Vivante GC860 GPU clocked at 444MHz with a 7 inch WVGA display. The version of the Novo 7 with Android 4.0 does not feature a camera The Novo7 paladin is Wi-Fi enabled and while the tablet does not offer 3G connectivity out of the box, there is a dongle that will give you 3G/WCDMA support. Other  features include 1080p video decoding, and the tablet has 512MB of RAM on board along with 8GB of native storage that can be bumped up with the use of a microSD card. A 4000mAh battery offers 7 hours of web browsing or 6 hours of gaming, claims the manufacturer.

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


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