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Ergo Electronics unveils three affordable Android tablets

The manufacturer’s new range of slate PCs offers devices that come with 7-, 8- or 9.7-inch displays, ARM processors and Wi-Fi connectivity

In addition to launching UK’s first touchscreen Android netbook back in August, Ergo Electronics is now adding three new tablets to its GoTab Series. The GTi7, GTi8 and GTi97 are expected to be commercially available in the United Kingdom in time for Christmas, priced at £79, £129 and £179, respectively.

Sam Goult, who is Ergo’s Design Director was quoted as saying: “The GTi range will offer our customers a new way to experience a tablet whether they enjoy surfing, socialising, working or gaming; theres something for everything, and something for everyone. We are anticipating the GTi range to be a huge hit this Christmas, with the breakthrough pricing helping families keep on top of their budgets in the current economic climate. We are also expecting the GTi range to appeal to female gadget fans more than ever due to the stunning slim designs, fashionable white touchscreens and the handy "handbag sized" form factor.”

Ergo claims the GoTab GTi8 model is equipped with an Android 4.0 OS and an ARM-based Boxchip A10 central processing unit that operates at a frequency of 1.2GHz. In addition, the mobile device reportedly sports an 8-inch (4:3 aspect ratio) LED-backlit capacitive 5 point multi-touch display with a native resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels.

Apparently, the tablet accommodates 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB via the integrated micro SD card reader slot. Other features of the HTML 5-compatible GTi8 include two built-in cameras (2MP FF & 2MP RF), a 3,600mAh battery (4.5 hours on Wi-Fi), one micro-USB port, an HDMI interface and a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n module.

The more powerful GTi97 is driven by a RK3066 chip that houses two processing cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Furthermore, the slate computer runs on a Jelly Bean operating system and comes with a 4:3 9.7-inch HD IPS panel.

And last but not least, the GoTab GTi7 reportedly features lightweight and compact design, a 7-inch capacitive widescreen display and an Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-09-14 (Update: 2012-09-14)