First Ice Cream Sandwich Powered Tablet in the US is Only $120: Ainovo Novo7 Paladin

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    The first Android tablet to come to the US with Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich officially pre-loaded on it will not be an expensive flagship model from one of the big name manufacturers. The first ICS tablet will be the Ainovo Novo7 Paladin, and will only be $120 bucks! You will be able to pick up the device from online retailers like Pandawill or Merimobiles, with free shipping. Other methods of attaining the tab, result in a price for the tab of only $100 bucks, but an import shipping charge of $60 dollars tacked on to that. The tablet is designed to be budget-friendly, but still has some decent specs for its cheap price tag. Here's a breakdown:
    • Single-core 1GHz MIPS-Based XBurst CPU with a Vivante GC860 GPU clocked at 444MHz
    • 7 inch WVGA display (this version has no camera)
    • Wi-Fi enabled
    • No 3G connectivity out of the box, but there is a dongle available for purchase that will give you 3G/WCDMA support
    • 1080p video decoding
    • 512MB of RAM
    • 8GB of storage
    • microSD card slot for additional storage
    • 4000mAh battery for 7 hours of web browsing or 6 hours of gaming
    The specs may fit the "budget-friendly" marketing, but the price is awesome to get your hands on an ICS device. If you want to, there is no telling how long the special $120 dollar promotional will last, so you may want to jump on it quickly. What do you think?

    Source: PhoneArena and Merimobiles and Pandawill
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    This looks like a good tablet for NY younger bro. Will this have Netflix compatibility?

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    My Nova didn't support Flash at all when I got it but after rooting it took 10 fine even though Pandigital said that compatibility was still coming, and now it runs 11. This tab does 10.1 and my guess is it probably does, or will do 11 soon.
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    This bothers me though.....

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    IF my Kyros 7012 can play netflix I think this one might play it too :D this looks good !!!!!
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    skype with no camera ? hows that work?
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    All you need is a mic I have only used video chat only like once while useong my tablet while nice to have its not a requirement

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    I am seriously thinking of buying one but all of the retailers that carry them look kinda sketchy on resellerratings.
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    I would not trusted them off the road dealers online. You may buy something and it could be used as a scam to get credit card numbers and personal information. I would look into the website a little more before making a purchase

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    Has anyone purchased one of these yet?
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    I'm thinking about ordering one later this week, if I can decide on where to get it from.
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    for the specs is this worth it or can you get similar specs for less but with a lower version of android, say Gingerbread?

    Thanks
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    Just ordered one yesterday from merimobiles.com. Should be coming in next thursday. Used a preloaded walmart visa card so hopefully no funny business! Can't beat 109.99 with free shipping
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    Please post how you like this because if it's good and actually comes in I will be buying one. I love my nook tablet rooted but its missing hdmi and other aspects
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    Well I actually just canceled my order from merimobles.(Seen some funny business)
    They tried to pull a fast one one me, THIS TABLET DOES NOT COME WITH HDMI Output!
    They changed the description after I placed my order, ans they didn't tell ANYONE! (-But they did say they'd cancel it for me within 48hrs) I'd always recommend paypal for shady vendors
    If you watch the release video you'll see that the orginal version they calmed comes with "certified Android 4.0" in fact is not this model but appears as either Novo 7 Basic or Advanced, here's a link Ainovo N7 Tablet introducing Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich ICS - YouTubeI'm very disappointed to find that it's not just the vendor's fault (not listing correct specs) but the manufacturer itself that made claims they have yet to prove, looking at their website it's clearly misinformation product
    It's my opinion that this Ainol Paladin maybe just that (Something that'll pillage your ainol).
    ...But I did order the Novo7 Basic (for 137 @bestmid) with all ainol claimed 2cam's, hdmi output -all in hope that they keep their promise of Google certified ICS (not the beta they have out).
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    very poor screen resolution, keeps on crashing , does not sport flash player.
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    wow this may seem like an excellent value for 120 dollars - but how stable are all the applications and the software ?
    and some of the sites suggest you buy a us warranty plan so you don't have to send it back to china for repairs...
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    Hopefully Indonesia can import it soon
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    I have seen the Paladin at bestmid and android-sale and i was wondering if they are reliable sites? I know they sell this tablet at merimobiles and pandawill, but everywhere i look people talk about how bad their shipping and customer service is... so i dont think I'll be buying from them.(plus i dont wanna wait 30 day to get it) It says that there is no 3g support out to the box, but you can purchase a dongle. What exactly is a dongle and how much would it cause?

    Also at Bestmid, the specs for the paladin are VERY INCORRECT, so im questioning their reliablity as well. Lastly i was wondering if bestmid's 4-6 day shipping option is really worth the extra cash.
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    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND (Imho) NOT TO BUY A BASIC or PALADIN(or from ainol for that matter).
    Both sport a MIPS processor, while it has better battery life -it doesn't support most applications!!!
    Add this to the fact that they're plaining to release "ELF" (an ARM processor) suggest they have no intention of supporting there product at all.

    And all this hype about "a ICS tablet for $100!!!" -is a fabrication the closest thing out now is a buggy 4.0 beta. This company comes out blasting "certified" Android 4.0 then release a bunch of 2.3 or 3.2's then discontinue all of them.
    Only to later push Paladin w/o a cam hdmi output or even a sd slot for that matter (for the same price).

    Don't take my word for it, just goto their site ainovo.com what you'll see is a discontinued product screaming ICS support with no real info just lots of pretty pictures and no support
    I'm very disappointed.

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