Kogan Releases £179 iPad Clone with Capacitive Screen

Australian tech company Kogan has launched a pair of new Android-based tablets with 8-inch and 10-inch displays for £139 and £179 respectively.

There are two peculiar features of the two tablets; firstly they both have a capacitive touchscreen display, a rarity at this price point and the screen resolution on both is 1024x768 similar to the iPad, the iPad 2 and the HP TouchPad tablets (that's a 4:3 screen ratio).

Like the original iPad, both tablets are powered by a Cortex-A8 based processor clocked at 1GHz. Apple had the A4 and we suspect that Kogan is using the Samsung Hummingbird, the same as the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab.

Other features include 512MB RAM (twice the amount of the iPad), 4GB onboard storage (expandable to 36GB via a microSD card slot), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a front facing webcam (but no rear camera), a micro HDMI and micro USB port plus it runs on Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread.

Both tablets are already available for sale at a discount via Kogan's own peculiar Liveprice dynamic pricing solution.

The company has already got a 7-inch tablet with a 480x800 pixel resolution on the market for £119 and with the same specifications as the bigger tablets.