Tablet for reading

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  1. netom

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    Hi
    Is there currently any Android tablet on market in US/Europe which has the following features:

    - at least 10" screen or bigger
    - aspect ratio needs to be 4:3 (it will be used for PDF and DJVU reading, so 16:10 or 16:9 or any other aspect is not an option)
    - Android OS 3.0 or higher
    - usb port
    - wifi would be ok but it isn't mandatory

    Besides reading, I will also use tablet for software development so I expect heavy day to day use.
    I've looked almost anywhere (ebay, amazon...) and could not find one which fits into this specs. Most troubling to me is the aspect ratio of 4:3, it's really puzzling to me why most producers make it 16:10 or 16:9. Would it be nice to read all my PDF IT book collection in standard format? :)
     
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    I was curious, so did my own searching and found the LePan TC-970. Not QUITE what you want, but close:
    9.7" screen instead of 10"+.
    Android 2.2 (Froyo), but promised upgrade to IceCreamSandwich before the end of 2011.
    1024 x 768 (4:3).
    Funky 30-pin USB port, but with supplied adapter (to male standard USB - need female to female in order to use USB sticks.)
    EXCELLENT customer reviews (on Amazon.)

    ALSO: Check out the Wopad M12 (available from Chinese sellers.)
     
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    Hi thanks for reply, I also noticed LePan tablet. I really like the display and all the other device features except OS ( I would really need at least 3.0 for testing and debugging apps on real device in Eclipse/DDMS). Could you please point me to where they have promised upgrade to Android 4? If that is really the case I think I'll buy it for sure! :D
     
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    Amazon.com review by Kristofer Bozio "dracos":

    And another review (EnriqueT):

     
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    They did originally plan to update this tablet to ICS, but later retracted that, and have officially confirmed they will not. They made a new one instead, and it looks awesome, but the 970 isn't going to be upgraded.



    Oops - didn't check date. Sorry for thread necro.
     
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