Haleron has announced that its iLet HAL 7 inch tablet is now shipping. The iLet HAL features a 600Mhz VIA ARM-based CPU, an 800 x 480 pixel display, 802.1/bg/ WiFi, 2GB of storage, 128MB of RAM, and a SDHC card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage.
It looks like the HAL comes in two sizes. You can get a version with a 7 inch display or an 8 inch model that looks strikingly similar to a certain Apple tablet that’s due out soon. The 8 inch version will be available in May. Both the 7 and 8 inch models run Google’s Android operating system and include 2 USB ports, mic, headphone, and Ethernet jacks.
The 8 inch model also appears to have a SIM card slot for an optional 3G modem.
The 7 inch iLet HAL is available for order for $229. You can drop the price to $179 if you order 100 or more units, while an order of 5 or more will bring the price to $199 per tablet.
Update: I should point out that Haleron says the tablet is now shipping. But I’ve never read a single product review of a Haleron product, despite the fact that the company says it has released several netbooks, a smartbook, and now a tablet over the past year or two. I’ve reached out to Haleron several times to see if I can get a demo unit for review, but have yet to receive one. So place orders with caution — and if you have ever purchased a Haleron product, please let us know in the comments. I’m certainly hoping that this is a real product and not just a scam.