Hannspree is almost ready to release its Hannspad tablet, which the company says it is working on the final tweaks before production. The 10.1-inch Android 2.2 tablet runs Froyo and potentially has the ability to play Adobe Flash 10.1 videos. The neat thing about the device is that Hannspree has created a custom user interface, based on widgets that gives users three panes akin to a desktop or PC experience with windows. Basically, you can drop widgets–such as news, weather, and other information–into any of the three panes, called portlets, and the panes will synchronize and update your content. That’s something that tablet makers should consider with apps too to really have true multitasking! The device is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and supports a micro SD expansion slot, HDMI output, headphone jack, 8 hours of battery life with 16 GB of memory on board.
The Hannspad is expected to launch soon for the price of Â£349; a 3G version with cameras is expected for next year. The company is playing it safe and not rushing the development of the tablet to avoid a similar debacle that Toshiba is facing right now with its similarly priced Folio 100 Android tablet.
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