BARCELONA--MIPS Technologies, which licenses MIPS processor IP cores that power appliances like TVs and DTV boxes has come out with its own $99 tablet running Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
China-based Ingenic Semiconductor licensed MIPS architecture and developed the mobile application processor that powers the 7-inch tablet made by Ainovo.
The Ainovo's tablet sports Ingenic's 1GHz single core processor and 444MHz Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The JZ4770 processor, based on XBurst technology, is MIPS32, 65 nanometer architecture and is capable of both 2D and 3D video in 1080p, with a power consumption of less than 250mW.
The tablet boasts both front and rear cameras and also includes support for WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.3 and microSD.
Even better is another tablet on the MIPS booth being subsidized and sold into the Indonesian market. That particular model costs just $33 and comes with six months of included pre-paid wifi on a one year contract.