Follow Up – Images Of Ainol’s Honeycomb + Cortex-A9 Tablet
Some very teasing renders of Ainol’s upcoming Honeycomb tablet have been released, and it looks very sleek. In fact, it slightly resembles the Ouku and Uika tabs minus the track ball. In its place there’s what looks like a front-facing camera. Other specs that we’ve taken from the images include HDMI-out, HDTV and MicroSD expansion support. The presence of a mic, and possibly camera, may indicate video calls to be an intended feature. Though we speculated that Ainol would be using a Sochip solution (which would be the first official dip of Sochip into the Android world), as they have a long-standing relationship, it seems more likely now that this is not the case and that the Ainol tablet will utilise a different company’s solution. We do know that Ainol will be going with an ARM Cortex-A9-based design. Whether that’s the Amlogic 8726-M we’ve been seeing a lot of lately, or something else, is yet to be confirmed. Now we twiddle our thumbs until full specs and fuller images arrive. More images after the break.
The tablet’s pearl white shell, use of buttons and what looks like a built-in kick-stand brings back what we miss from the tablets of the past, and what is not found in your common bare-surface iPad-like tablets of today. With extra little fun additions like the flip cover over the ports and the tiny lip curl on the edges of the tablet, it’s the small pointless yet pleasant things like these that gives a tablet character.