Feeds

Cheeky Chinese punt mini Android-based iPad

'NEW Touch 7 Inch Mini Notebook Tablet Laptop PC MID Google Android OS Map Notebook Like Mini Ipad!!'

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Personally, I like my iPad, but I can well see why rather a lot of folk would prefer something that's more compact, can take phone calls and runs Android. Enter Chinese knock-off merchants who this morning emailed Reg Hardware with the following tasty item.

It's a 7in, Android 1.5-based "Mini notebook tablet laptop MID" that is "like mini iPad!!"

Yes, that's two exclamation marks at the end. Other key features include an 800 x 480 touchscreen, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, two mini USB ports - one 2.0, the other 1.1 - a Mini SD card bay, 2GB of Flash storage and a 600MHz ARM-based RockChip 2808 processor.

Apad

'Qwerty' is just so old hat, claimed Jobs, introducting Apple's 'revolutionary' reverse keyboard...

The whole lot weighs 160g.

All this can be yours, it says here, for $148 (£102) for one, or $119 (£82) if you can round up 99 friends who want one too.

Does the back-to-front keyboard in the piccy cost extra, we wonder? You can buy an iPad Dock-style dock for the "Apad", and a leather cover.

The base price doesn't include 3G functionality, but we're sure the supplier will be willing to negotiate on that one. Likewise, the amount of on-board storage you want.

Apad

Mini USB and Mini SD connections included

Read more - or make an offer - with supplier FirstSing here. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.