As most of you guys are aware by now, Apple is facing a legal issue in China that may result in seeing the export of its iPads banned over an alleged trademark infringement. While that may or may not happen, if you’re in the market for an iPad-lookalike, the Grefu M97 might just be the clone you are looking for.
Granted in no way does the Grefu M97 resemble the iPad in terms of software, but if you were going for physical looks, the Grefu M97 cuts it pretty close. The M97 sports a design that is somewhat similar to that of the iPad 2. It even features the same screen size at 9.7” and even sports both rear- and front-facing cameras – 3MP and 2MP respectively.
Under the hood the M97 will be powered by a 1.2GHz Freescale iMX535 CPU with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage and with will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. However interestingly it seems that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Grefu M97 is currently being worked on, so that’s something to look forward to. So if you wanted a tablet with the iPad 2’s design but with Android in its place, the Grefu M97 is probably as close as it gets, although we’re guessing you’ll probably have to go to China if you wish to get your hands on it.
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