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Simmtronics intros the affordable XPad Android 4.0 tablet

The new slate PC will apparently offer a single-core CPU, Wi-Fi connectivity and will be available with five different screen sizes

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.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-18 (Update: 2012-07-18)