ALICANTE – Hannspree will release an Android 3.0 Hannspad tablet in the third quarter of the year, due to the requirements Google has placed on companies using the tablet OS.
Speaking at an IFA briefing, Jordan Popv, product manager at Hannspree, said the SN10T3, its upcoming Honeycomb tablet, will not be released until the third quarter of 2011.
This was due to certain requirements Google placed on manufacturers in order to access its tablet OS, which included panel resolutions and dual-facing cameras.
Hannspree felt this pushed up the bill of materials and would have made its tablet quite expensive, pointing out the high prices of current Honeycomb tablets.
As a result, Hannspree wishes to release their tablet later in the year, when component prices dropped, pricing it at €449.
The company also stated it is not looking into designing 7-inch models, as it feels there is not a huge market for this right now.
The SN10T3 Honeycomb will be a 10.1-inch device with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. It will run on a Tegra 2 processor and will offer Wi-Fi capabilities.
Currently, the SN10T1 is available, which features a 1,024 x 600 resolution display and runs on Android 2.2. It offers a mini-HDMI port, a USB port and 1,080p video playback capabilities. The SN10T1 costs €349.
Hannspree also stated it will be updating its software to include its own office software, which will include a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation programs.
It will also release a budget version of the Hannspad, called the SN10T2, which will retail at €299.