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iPad Rival Alert : Hannspree Hannspad Tablet Down To £150

Carphone Warehouse has cut the price of the Hannspree Hannspad tablet down to £150 as part of its January sale.

The Hannspad - otherwise known as the SN10T1 - comes with a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 ARM Cortex A9-based chipset clocked at 1GHz, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 16GB onboard storage, light and motion sensors, Wi-Fi, mini USB 2.0 port, mini HDMI, microSDHC card slot, Bluetooth, a 3650mAh battery (with up to eight hours battery life) and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo - rather than Honeycomb.

Unfortunately, the Hannspad is thicker and heavier than your average Android tablet at 14mm and 745g respectively.

A review by Hardwareheaven quoted the lack of a high resolution display (10.1-inch screens normally carry 1280x800 pixels), the absence of video cameras (front and back) and a plastic back as the only signs of cost cutting.

The Hannspad is significantly less expensive than the likes of the Advent Vega from PC World which has the same configuration but costs just under £200. Enthusiasts have already managed to run Honeycomb on it with full access to Android Market.