updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed May 11, 2011
Chinese company Huadian promises iPad 2 clone
Chinese electronics maker Huadian has stated it will soon build a tablet that will mimic many of the design features of Apple's very popular iPad 2. These include an alloy contstruction, 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen and identical 8.8mm thickness. According to GizChina, the device will be noticeably inferior on the inside and sport an 800MHz AMLogic CPU, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of flash memory. There is no word on the OS, but it's likely to be Android or a freely distributed system.
Other specs include front- and rear-facing cameras of so-far unspecified megapixel count, a GPS sensor and Wi-Fi connectivity. The clone should be out in about a month's time, though prices aren't known. [via CrunchGear]