First Ice Cream Sandwich Powered Tablet in the US is Only $120: Ainovo Novo7 Paladin

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
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    The first Android tablet to come to the US with Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich officially pre-loaded on it will not be an expensive flagship model from one of the big name manufacturers. The first ICS tablet will be the Ainovo Novo7 Paladin, and will only be $120 bucks! You will be able to pick up the device from online retailers like Pandawill or Merimobiles, with free shipping. Other methods of attaining the tab, result in a price for the tab of only $100 bucks, but an import shipping charge of $60 dollars tacked on to that. The tablet is designed to be budget-friendly, but still has some decent specs for its cheap price tag. Here's a breakdown:
    • Single-core 1GHz MIPS-Based XBurst CPU with a Vivante GC860 GPU clocked at 444MHz
    • 7 inch WVGA display (this version has no camera)
    • Wi-Fi enabled
    • No 3G connectivity out of the box, but there is a dongle available for purchase that will give you 3G/WCDMA support
    • 1080p video decoding
    • 512MB of RAM
    • 8GB of storage
    • microSD card slot for additional storage
    • 4000mAh battery for 7 hours of web browsing or 6 hours of gaming
    The specs may fit the "budget-friendly" marketing, but the price is awesome to get your hands on an ICS device. If you want to, there is no telling how long the special $120 dollar promotional will last, so you may want to jump on it quickly. What do you think?

    Source: PhoneArena and Merimobiles and Pandawill
  2. Dave12308

    Dave12308 Silver Member

    Nov 15, 2009
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    If it's the typical resistive screen junk that most of these low-end tablets are, all it is going to do is give ICS a bad name. I could end up swallowing my words, but I get the feeling that at $120, this device is going to cost about $120 too much.

    EDIT: Well, i'll be! Just read that it will have a capacitive screen. If this thing gets good reviews at all, I might have to pick one up. Although i'm a bit leery about getting a MIPS based device vs. ARM.

    Too bad the screen is 800x480 though, I understand ICS is meant to shine at 1280x720
    #2 Dave12308, Dec 26, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011
  3. birdcrazie

    birdcrazie New Member

    Feb 12, 2011
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    Looks like it is $109 today