Let down by the iPad Mini’s higher-than-entry-level price? GooPhone has you covered

Let down by the iPad Mini’s higher-than-entry-level price?  GooPhone has you covered
For only $99 you could wrap your hand around a GooPad mini. You read that right, just in time for the holidays, this slim, aluminum body can be yours.

You get even more screen for the money too as this devil has an 8-inch display. Packed inside is a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a 2 MP camera in back. Facing you is a 1024x768 display and a 0.3 MP camera for Facetim…er…video chat.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is underneath an iOS themed UI called iLaunch. Wi-Fi connectivity is present and in lieu of the Lightning cable you might have to slum it with micro-USB. All kidding aside, for $99, you could do a lot worse than what this iPad Mini clone is offering and it is one of the few Android powered tablets out there that actually has Jelly Bean out of the box.

sources: GizmoChina via Gizchina.com



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I would like to buy a Goophone 5 , a Goopad mini,and a Goobook pro please

3. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i agree too.........

4. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it is amazing how exact a copy GooPhone can made, while keeping the price low, and with respectable specs too

9. himanish26

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

it is amazing how exact a copy SAMSUNG can make, while keeping the price low, and with respectable specs too

10. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's really amazing hits in a few short years Samsung went from making inferior slight copies to making phones which blow away the iPhone in nearly every respect.

19. Aeires unregistered

It's easy, they didn't copy Apple's greed.

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's amazing how exactly samsung(s3) copied iphone 5...

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I don't know if you are being sarcastic. But Apple wouldn't have this problem if they made this American product in America. That said, do you really think Apple is saving money by using cheap Chinese laborers. At least here, their secrets would not be stolen, easy come, easy go. @ RaKithAPerRiZ.

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

If they made it in America the production cost will surely make apple products have very high build costs and not to mention workers rights , Apple will either have to subsidize the cost of unit or increase it to a very high premuim price ,

23. Gawain

Posts: 433; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

In any business, no matter what business it is, in the US, THE most expensive part of a business' operation is its employees. Chinese labor is is pennies on the dollar cheaper. We can moralize all we want about that issue. However, what costs Apple $180 to make an iPhone via Foxconn in China would easily cost near $1000 in the States. To your point about trade secrets, unfortunately, this problem existed before Apple. In fact, it is an issue that Microsoft has been contending with for decades.

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

better than ipad mini...............i like this very much

12. gregoryyy3 unregistered

How is this better than the iPad mini? You're an idiot.

22. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What does the iPad Mini have over this tablet? and it's just $99!

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

hmmm >1.26% more screenspace than ipad mini. :D

13. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Smh at you people wasting your money on crap. Go with apple, at least they have a respectable warranty.

6. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

iPad Mini now iMad Mini

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hahahahahaha ipad mini got owned lol iOS themed UI?? If i can remember right (damn sure i can), iOS UI is a glorified Launcher.

15. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Pretty sure the iPad mini didn't get owned? It's clearly way better than this junk.

14. gregoryyy3 unregistered

You make no sense. You clearly aren't funny.

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1016; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

At the price of iPad mini, i'll take this over it anyday, anytime.

17. app_droid_soft

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

goopad...the ipad mini killer is here!!

18. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

For 99 dollars this tablet has pretty good specifications. Here is another tablet with similar specifications (except display) and price (around 120 us dollars before tax) for those who are interested :-http://www.wickedleak.org/180-wammy-desire.html

21. juwansome

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

$329 for the iPad mini is not a lot for a tablet, and I'm not just saying that because I'm comparing it to the overpriced $499 iPad. A factory unlocked smart-phone costs more than $329. Yeah I know it costs more than other 7-inch android tablets. I wish it was thinner with wide-screen aspect ratio, and also it didn't need a rear camera, in my opinion, and that could have reduced the price down to maybe $249 or less. I don't agree with everything apple does. For example, I still think the iPhone 5 screen is too small, and that's one of the reasons why I use an Android phone. I'll never understand this device war that has made it's way into forums. I like Google software (Gmail, Chrome, Reader, Drive), the Android OS and Apple iOS. I currently own a Galaxy Nexus phone and an iPad 3. I prefer the widgets and larger screens of Android phones over the iPhone, and I prefer some of the iPad apps over Android tablet apps (for now) such as Facebook and Djay. I know there are some serious Apple haters and lovers that comment here on Phone Arena. I'm neutral and just sharing my thoughts. Thanks for your time :)

24. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I will stick with my Nexus 7 - thanks

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