Having not fixed the iFive Mini 4 firmware yet, having not released their teased Windows tablet yet, Five goes all the way and teases another tablet that will likely be filled with new and exciting problems that will frustrate early buyers, via Weibo communiqué:
IMP3Net managed to get two full images which I’m cloning here [Google Translate]:
What’s immediately interesting is that it has a Volume rocker on the side.
All that’s known so far: 9.7-inch screen (Retina not mentioned, but it better be), Rockchip 3288 CPU, 7.5mm aluminum unibody, 8,200 mAh battery.
It will be released sometime in October. Price unknown, as are RAM and internal storage.
Will Five screw this one up too by using DDR2 instead of DDR3?
Since it’ll be using the iFive Skin, I don’t think we’ll see Rockchip’s MultiWindow Android 2.0 on it. Perhaps OMA will become interested in it and create a custom ROM for it with that.
This is the first Rockchip 3288-based tablet with an iPad Air-like thinness. There was a rumor of Pipo doing such a tablet — which, in line with their product design, would be all-plastic — but nothing has shown up as even further rumor.
Lastly, it should be remembered that the back camera of the iFive Mini 4 is crap. Five will probably put it in this tablet too. A shame.