Packard Bell Tries their Hand at Honeycomb with 10.1-Inch, Dual-Core Liberty Tab

Packard Bell is jumping into the sea of Android tablets with their first slate, the Android 3.0 Liberty Tab. Not doing much to differentiate itself from the current pack of Honeycomb tablets, the Liberty features the increasingly standard NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset and a 16:10, 1280×800 10.1-inch display. The tablet also features dual cameras at 5MP on the rear and 2MP on the front, making sure you get plenty of use out of Google Talk video calls.

It’s kind of funny. Less than a year ago we were overrun with knock-off tablets featuring old version of Android and rather bland specs. Now we are faced with a plethora of finely specced devices outfitted with Google’s tablet-specific Android Honeycomb doing little to differentiate themselves from the pack. The Packard Bell Liberty Tab will be available around Europe this June in cherry red and pearl white color schemes.

[via NetbookItalia]

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  • bluevoodo

    iPad 2 killer!!! I kid I kid.

    • Tom

      Any Honeycomb tablet kills the iPad 2. Strip away the marketing and you’ve got nothing less.

  • theanswriz42

    Now there’s a company I haven’t heard about in a while.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

      yeah….I had no idea they still existed…last I heard from them I think was in 1998….

    • JBrowne1012

      I was literally gonna say the same thing

  • Goblueboy

    any details on price?

    • Paulzphone

      They should give every US Packard Bell user two free ones for retribution from days gone by…lol

  • LAVA

    Wow! Who knew they were even still in business. They should have been punished for the crap they produced by losing their company. *in my best comicbook guy voice* Worst PC ever!!

  • AceCurry

    The real news here is that Packard Bell still exists.

    • Drummr8

      This.

    • Paul T

      LMAO… I was thinking the exact same thing. +1

  • http://profiles.google.com/joshdobbs Josh Dobbs

    WOW….Packard Bell? Judging from packardbell.com I guess they are still around just not in the US. I hope they have stepped up their game since the 90′s. Hands down packard bell produced the worst PC’s to ever exist.

  • myamid

    Weren’t they just bought out by Acer way back when??

  • jroc74

    Wow Packard Bell. I think the last time I saw that name was in Jr High or High School.

  • http://profiles.google.com/aantoine87 akil antoine

    LOL WHOA they made my first desktop back when i was in middle school or elementary….i thought they went out of business………

  • BMichaels

    Looks like a variant Acer Iconia A500

  • Mac

    first you all complain about hardware fragmentation now you all complain about not differentiation… WTF do you really want!?

    • HankTX

      Maybe we’re different people?

  • Bio

    Reading this article on a few month old Packard Bell notebook. PB does exist in Europe.

  • Kevin

    I just PB’s wiki entry. Apparently they survived in Europe and actually enjoy a relatively good reputation compared to how they fared in the US.

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  • suleeto

    And here I thought AOL’s Pac Bell was a thing of the past. Wow. Well I guess we’re gonna see if this will be a surprise like Award was for Penguins…

  • Shakethesnake

    And MS still trying to sell us Windows 7 tablets. Come On!