Hyundai Readying 3 New Android Tablets This Year
Hyundai is getting ready to unveil three tablets that all run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this year. The devices will have different display measurements, namely 7 inches, 9.7 inches, and 10.1 inches.
The 7-inch tablet called Hyundai HT-7B reminds one of the Amazon Kindle Fire or the Google Nexus 7 because of its size. That, however, is where the similarities end. The device comes with 8 GB of storage capacity, a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, a Samsung processor clocked at 1 GHz and a 4000 mAh battery. It also features Wi-Fi and GPS for connectivity and dual cameras which have a 2 megapixel and 0.3 megapixel sensor. This device costs around US $180 or 7000 Russian Roubles. Users who want extra features such as navigation software from Navitel and 3G capability may avail of the product for US $207 or 8000 Roubles.
The 9.7 inch tablet is called the Hyundai HT-9B. The device has onboard a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor, Mali-400 graphics processor, a 2 megapixel main camera, a 0.3 megapixel front camera, and a 5600 mAh battery. Covered in a fully metal casing, it has several ports including USB 2.0 and HDMI and offers GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. For ease of use, the device has an optional dock for a keyboard. It currently retails for US $270.
The last in the range is the Hyundai HT-10B which is jam-packed with a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor coupled with a Mali 400 GPU. Its storage capacity is 16 GB while its RAM is 1 GB. Like the other tablets, it has a 2 megapixel camera and a 0.3 megapixel one for video calls. Connectivity-wise, this tablet has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G. USB 2.0 and HDMI ports are also available. Finally, it is powered by a 5600 mAh battery and sells for around $311.
Hyundai estimates that it will sell 200K of its tablets in 2012.