Idolian launches a sub-$100 Android-running tablet
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The California-based tech company Idolian has reportedly introduced a new entry-level Android tablet, called IdolPad. This slate is now available for purchase and is priced at $99.99.
This device is equipped with a resistive touchscreen display that measures 7-inches in diagonal and has a native resolution of 800-by-480 pixels. The resistive part is undoubtedly not very exciting; however it supports multi-touch which is some kind of consolation. In addition, the new IdolPad packs a single core ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit with a clock frequency of 1GHz.
Idolian’s latest tablet houses 512MB of internal DDR3 memory and 4GB storage capacity, which users can extend by utilizing the built-in microSDHC card slot. There is no GPS/Bluetooth adapter but you can apparently still stay connected thanks to an integrated Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g module. Furthermore, the IdolPad comes with an HDMI interface, micro-USB 2.0 port and a front-facing 1.3MP web camera for video conferencing.
Other features reportedly include an Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, support for Android Market and 1080p video playback, 4-6 hours of battery life (with the built-in 3400mAh battery), a 3D accelerometer and one one-year warranty.