Interested in getting your hands on some relatively affordable Android tablets? Well if you are, you might recall that earlier this year at CES, a series of Android tablets by Le Pan were unveiled. Well if you thought that the company’s Android offerings were decent, you might be interested to hear that their tablets will be arriving in the US under a different name. The company will now be known as Matsunichi and their range of tablets will fall under the MarquisPad series.
Dubbed the MarquisPad MP977, this particular tablet shares some of the features and tech specs of the Le Pan II, such as its 9.7” 1024×768 display. Apart from that, it will see an upgrade to a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a slightly redesigned chassis, 4GB of internal storage (but will come bundled with a microSD card) and will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled. It is expected to see a release some time this month and will set you back $249.
If those specs aren’t to your liking, the company has also outed two tablets on its roadmap, the MP1010 and the MP979. The former will feature a 10.1” display and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 10GB of internal storage. The MP979 on the other hand will pretty much share the same specs except squeeze them into a smaller form factor with a display of 9.7”. The MP1010 is expected to see a release sometime between June to August, while the MP979 will be released sometime between August and September. No word on pricing just yet.
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