Pioneer DreamBook ePad H10 HD: Legitimate Honeycomb Contender or Herald of the Next-Gen Knock Offs?


Even though the release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and a slew of big-name tablets using the new version of the OS has added some much needed credibility to slates using Google’s mobile OS, don’t expect a shortage in the number of smaller companies attempting to claim a stake in a market that has exploded over the past year. Enter Pioneer. No, not that Pioneer. Rather, Pioneer Computer, an Australian laptop manufacturer that is introducing their first Honeycomb device: the DreamBook ePad H10 HD.

On paper the ePad H10 HD stacks right up against the likes of the Motorola XOOM: Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 10.1-inch 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, and dual cameras. Throw in up to 64GB of storage and a 3G radio and this Pioneer tablet sounds like nothing to scoff at. The price tag also takes its cue from the expensive Honeycomb tablets of late coming in at a wallet draining $700.

Without properly checking out the device we can’t quite knock it, but we can say the era of the knock-off Honeycomb tablet is upon us. Now wait a few months for devices out of China accompanied with plummeting prices and they may be worth a second look.

[via CrunchGear]

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  1. Wow…..knockoff iPads talking about knockoffs….how ironic

  2. Try knocking off about $300 from the price!

  3. You do realize apple was hardly the first to offer a tablet computer? Now, fuck off.

  4. I don’t think knockoff is the right word…how could it be a knockoff honeycomb tablet if it runs honeycomb and has the same specs as the rest of the tablets? Now if it ran gingerbread…and had a honeycomb style skin on top…then you can say knockoff…maybe you should say off brand…or something…no name maybe…

  5. In b4 all these overpriced Android tablets fail miserably and prices nosedive because there’s no demand.

  6. Ok then every Apple is a knockoff pc.

  7. Shit on apple and there ipad/iphone

  8. I’m confused at how something running stock honeycomb could ever be considered a knockoff.
    Probably won’t get updates as easily, but otherwise, it is what it is.

  9. The entire tablet market is destined to fail if they don’t control the pricing. Once people get past the novelty stage, they’ll realize that for the same price or cheaper, you can get a laptop with far superior specs to it. Is portability worth the extra money they are demanding for a less powerful tablet? Don’t think so. The only hope is the competition drives the prices down to where they should be so we can all benefit from it.

  10. Begun, the tablet wars have.

  11. Wannabes calling out other wannabes…..priceless

  12. im no iphone lover, but what os did you all have before android?

  13. @dork – Windows Mobile 6.1
    @Aeires – I agree 100% with pretty much everything you said here
    @DAVE – I’m a huge fan of ragging on Apple, but technically, Windows was “stolen” from the Apple dev, so…technically….
    @iKing – what in the tarnation is a Apple lover doing trolling Phandroid? Shoo, off with you!

  14. 1. Buy a dictionary
    2. Look up meaning of the term “knock off”

    Writing is your job at least try to do it right, if a tablet has an actual install of Android on it why is it a knock off ?

  15. dork: symbian

  16. yamiyaiba: and from who did apple steal their UI from? =)

  17. Apple stole the whole thing from Xerox.

  18. I wouldnt call this a knock off either. Off brand maybe. If the Notion Ink didnt get any publicity, would it be consider a knock off?

    But, if these no name folks can put out a decent Android tablet at way cheaper prices, I’m sold.

  19. Shit on SPrint.. shit in my mouth.. I’m Dick Yarrell!

  20. Just because this isn’t a widely known brand in the world doesn’t mean it isn’t a solid device. I’m not a big fan of the price or the lack of 4G connectivity, but I do like the specs, and the fact that the back of the device has a leather layer to it…adds a bit of style that separates this device from the others, and makes it unique.

  21. I think its worth a try if the price is right. Who wants to pay $700 for a tablet pc.

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