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Hannspree Hannspad iPad 2 Wannabe Tablet Falls To £150

It might not be as posh looking as the iPad 2 or as elegantly built as the Samsung Galaxy Tab v10.1, but the Hannspree Hannspad is by far the cheapest dual core tablet on the market.

In fact, it is the cheapest dual core device on sale in the UK at £150 (including delivery) with the cheapest dual core smartphone costing more than twice that price.

Ten days ago, Misco sold the tablet for the same price but the cashback offer that accompanied it has expired. Now that same offer is available from Ebuyer via its online Ebay outlet.

The Hannspad has roughly the same specification as the Advent Vega tablet which costs £50 more. It comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 16.5GB onboard storage, Android 2.2 Froyo, a 10.1-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, a 3500mAh battery and in a chassis 14mm thick.

When it comes to interfaces, the Hannspad is very well equipped; there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Mini HDMI and a microSD card slot.

Unfortunately, there's no Gingerbread/Honeycomb option currently being considered, neither is there a camera nor a 3G version in the pipeline. An earlier roadmap released in April showed that Hannspad will release two other tablets, one with a camera and another one with Honeycomb.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.