Over the past year or so we’ve seen a number of cheap Chinese tablets running Windows and designed to look like an oversized iPhone. In fact, these iPhone-clonesque tablets were coming out even before Apple officially unveiled the iPad — which looks a bit like an iPhone, but which has its own distinctive design elements. […]
Chinese iPad knockoff gets (some) of the specs right
We’ve seen a lot of Google Android powered tablets over the past few months that bear a more-than-passing resemblance to the Apple iPad. The folks at ShanzhaiBen have snagged some details about one of the only models I’ve seen that gets the screen size ans aspect ratio right. Like the iPad, this machine has a […]
Dissecting an 8 inch Android-powered iPad clone
It seems like every day we see a report of yet-another-iPad-clone coming out of China. But there are a few things that make the latest tablet from Shenzhen Utopia a bit more interesting than most. First, it has above-average specs for a cheap tablet, including a Freescale i.MX515 800MHz CPU, Google Android 2.1, 512MB of […]
Demand cooling for Chinese iPad knockoffs?
Chinese companies have been pumping out iPad clones for longer than Apple has actually been selling the 10 inch tablet. The first models were just Android or Windows 7-powered tablets designed to look like an oversized iPod touch. And when Apple announced that the iPad really would look like an oversized iPad touch, well… not […]