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