Arnova FamilyPad 13-inch Android tablet arrives in Europe next month
The latest addition to Arnova’s line-up of affordable, lower-end tablets is called FamilyPad. You might remember the mobile device stopped by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) last month; however there was no word on an official release date or pricing at the time. Now, according to various sources, the FamilyPad is expected to make its European debut in December 2012 and will carry a £275 price-tag in the UK. It will be available in mainland Europe as well, where customers will reportedly be able to purchase it for €299.
Alternatively known as the Archos MW13, this tablet is driven by a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 processor operating at a frequency of 1GHz. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 13.3-inch (16:10 aspect ratio) capacitive multi-touch (10 points) display with a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.
Users are also provided with 1GB of internal RAM and 8GB of flash memory, which can be expanded by utilizing the integrated microSDHC card slot (up to 32GB). Connectivity-wise, Arnova’s new portable device offers one micro USB port, a mini HDMI interface, a Wireless LAN adapter and the above-mentioned microSDHC slot.
The manufacturer claims that the FamilyPad is based on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and weighs 1.3kg with the Lithium Polymer battery that supposedly lasts for around 10 hours on a single charge (video playback time). Other specs include two built-in cameras (2MP rear shooter, 2MP front-facing web camera), G-Sensor, microphone and stereo speakers.
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