There’s no shortage of iPad knockoffs coming out of China these days. Like most, the iPed, which also seems to go by the name of the aPad, runs Google Android and seems to have a sluggish processor and limited storage. Watching the user open the app drawer is a bit like watching paint dry.
But there’s at least one reason to consider this knockoff a cut above the rest: It appears to have full access to the Android Market, which means you can easily install tens of thousands of third party apps. That’s something that most Android tablets can’t do out of the box — even though it’s a basic feature of most Android smartphones. And on the bright side, it looks like you can pick one up for about $150 or less.
The folks at ChinaGrabber have posted a few videos of the iPed/aPad, including one showing off the Android Market. You can check out the videos below, as well as a news report showing the tablets in their natural environment: in Chinese electronics shops.