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!!'

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.