World’s first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet on sale now, punk

World’s first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet on sale now, punkForgive me for calling you a punk in that headline, friend. I figured every mobile site under the sun would probably adopt the same headline, and decided to mix it up a bit.

Anyway, as I mentioned in the headline, the world’s first tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on board has gone on sale, and it ain’t the Asus Transformer Prime. No sir, meet the MIPS something-or-other.

Bizarrely, the press release makes no mention of the tablet’s name, only that it runs Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s repeatedly referred to as “the new tablet”. Weird.

EDIT: ahh, it’s the Ainol Novo7. I see.

The World’s First Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet, the Ainol Novo7, has a 7in display, 1GHz single-core processor, front and rear cameras, HDMI out, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. And all for $100.

Google’s SVP of mobile, Andy Rubin, squealed: "I'm thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android's openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world."

The Ainol Novo7 will initially be available in China, but MIPS plans to bring it to the States and “other geographies” over the next few months.

via: Press release (MarketWatch)

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Stelph  Dec. 7, 2011 at 12:07

I think you can order it from their website,

however the price of $100 is just an outright lie as its $99 + $60 postage (+VAT if you order it here), the buyer would wait for the Aniol Novo7 Advanced (which is currently out and running Gingerbread) to getthe update and then buy that, currently available for £119 delivered (no VAT to be added as its a UK reseller)


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