MSI WindPad 100A is an Android Honeycomb tablet coming June 1st

MSI WindPad 100A is an Android Honeycomb tablet coming June 1st
Nipping at the heels of the Motorola XOOM, MSI (Micro-Star International) will be releasing their own Android Honeycomb tablet on June 1st. The 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet will include an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, but will bear a competitive sticker price of only US$399.

The WindPad 100A is poised to be a true price-competitor for the Apple iPad, which starts at $549. Unfortunately, we don't know if the $399 price-tag is for a subsidized or unsubsidized rate. Considering the Motorola XOOM's $800 price-tag, a cheaper Honeycomb alternative might be a welcome sight indeed.

MSI is hoping to attract business users with the WindPad 100A, as well as two Windows 7 versions. "If you like the Mac OS, you'd choose the iPad, but if you prefer Windows 7 or Android, you'd choose ours," said Luc Liao, MSI marketing manager. That's a bold statement considering the burgeoning field of Android tablet competitors.

The Windows 7 and Android versions will supposedly only differ in their operating systems and processors. One Windows 7 tablet will be equipped with an Intel Atom processor, and cost $549. The second Windows 7 tablet will run on the AMD Brazos processor, but pricing hasn't yet been announced. Battery life will also differ, with the Android version getting an approximate 8 hours of life, and the Windows 7 tablets getting 6 hours.

source: PCWorld via Unwired View

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