Simmtronics intros the affordable XPad Android 4.0 tablet
There is certainly an overabundance of Android tablets on the market today and it is rather difficult to come up with a product that will stand out from the crowd. Since price has always played an important role in the customer’s final decision when shopping for a mobile device, introducing a slate PC with an $81 price-tag would definitely help you get noticed.
Such is the case with India-based company Simmtronics, which has just unveiled what's possibly the world's most affordable tablet, called the XPad. Running on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the 3G-ready XPad is powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 central processing unit that houses one physical core operating at a frequency of 1GHz and the integrated Dual Mali-400 2D/3D graphics controller.
Furthermore, the slate computer comes outfitted with a capacitive (or resistive depending on the configuration) multitouch-enabled display that can measure 7, 8, 9, 9.7 or 10 inches in diagonal. Other features presumably include USB and HDMI ports, Wireless LAN module and 4GB of on-board flash storage (expandable by up to an additional 32GB via the integrated microSD card reader slot).
Reportedly, more than 500,000 pre-orders have already been placed for Simmtronics’ XPad, which will first become commercially available in the Asia-Pacific region. Unfortunately, there is still no word on a North American/European release yet.