Ainol Novo7 Paladin Tablet With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Goes On Sale

The Ainol Novo7 Paladin with Ice Cream Sandwich (rather than Honeycomb) has started to sell on two different online websites, Pandawill and Merimobiles, for $120 with free shipping in the USA.

The device is being seen as a precursor, since it is the first tablet to come with Android 4.0 ahead of more established players like Motorola and Samsung.

Surprisingly, the Novo7 comes with a 1GHz single core XBurst JZ4770 system on chip courtesy of Chinese founder Ingenic Semiconductor, a chip that is based on the MIPS architecture, and a Vivante GC860 GPU.

Other specs include 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a mini USB port, Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich with Android Market, Wi-Fi, HDMI, a 7-inch 800x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen, two cameras, up to six hours battery life and a microSD card slot.

It is the same tablet that has gone on sale in the UK for £120 except that this one comes with ICS already.

The Ainol Novo7 has a bigger brother, the Novo8, which boasts a Cortex A9 system on chip clocked at 800MHz with 8-inch 1280x768 pixel capacitive touchscreen - almost the same as a bog standard tablet - and it even has a remote control.