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MIPS begins offering $100 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Dec 2011 0:12 User comments (6)

MIPS begins offering $100 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet MIPS has created their own Android tablet, and it will sell for $100.
While there are many cheap Android tablets available on the market, what separates this from the rest is that it will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and have a capacitive multi-touch screen.

The Novo 7 tablet will run a 1GHz Ingenic Xburst processor made by MIPS, dual-cameras (2MP rear/VGA front facing), an SD card slot and HDMI out.

Additionally, the tablet can handle "3D graphics with the Vivante GC860 GPU and 1080p video decoding."

Says Ingenic:

We are pleased to join with MIPS to announce these breakthrough high-performance, low-power, low-cost Android 4.0 tablets. Combining the elegance of the MIPS architecture and Ingenic?s innovation in processor design, we are bringing a new level of processor technology to mobile devices. As we continue to collaborate with MIPS to broaden the mobile ecosystem around the legendary MIPS architecture, we anticipate even broader proliferation of our devices worldwide. We believe the mobile world will be more versatile and colorful with another processor joining in.

Check out the promo video below, and check out the tablet here:

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6 user comments

16.12.2011 1:31

well, i checked it out and they asked you to pay $60 for shipping. i mean REALLY?

Being nice always has its own consequences

26.12.2011 3:01

Cool thought, but you get what you pay for.

36.12.2011 4:07

They think a 1GHZ processor is, "a new level of processor technology"??? I am glad I sold my MIPS stock.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Dec 2011 @ 4:08

46.12.2011 11:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They think a 1GHZ processor is, "a new level of processor technology"??? I am glad I sold my MIPS stock.
Well you're still getting the $400 AMD E300 1.3GHz desktop computers so people that don't know any better will pick these things up.

56.12.2011 11:36

There can't possibly be too many complaints about this at $100 though. This would seem like a killer deal if it wasn't for RIM and HP being such fails lol

620.12.2011 10:09

At one time Mips was the best choice for Win CE based PDAs, until M$ dropped support for the processor.

And how does 1 GHz matter so long as it can perform in decent time. It is like comparing a 1200 cc mini car with a 10000 cc bus. The mini car can't handle the load but can get you from point A to point B faster than the bus can.

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