Haier Haipad Android Tablet – Still Stuck in 2010 [CES 2012]


Haier isn’t necessarily new to the Android game but it seems like tbey are with the device they came to CES with. We stopped at their booth to check out the HaiPad, a 7 inch Android 2.3 tablet that does absolutely nothing special.

There’s a 2 megapixel camera on the back, WiFi is present and we have some speakers. There’s a modest amount of internal storage but it can be expanded. At the end of the day, though, a completely stock version of Android 2.3 that hasn’t been customized for tablets is a really disappointing showing.

Perhaps it’s early and they haven’t done anything on the software side yet. Perhaps this sort of stuff still appeals to the Chinese market. For us, we’re just going to give them a quick A for effort and call it a day. The video is above.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Basic isn’t always bad as long as they offer it really cheap. Don’t have a tablet yet, just my phone, laptop and pc. But if it was cheap enough even for a basic one that wasn’t junk, I’d pick it up.

  2. I know this may seem shocking but there a TON OF PEOPLE on this planet who cant afford an expensive tablet so maybe cut some slack. 

    1. It isn’t about it being expensive. It’s about actually trying to make a device that’s more than just a big phone without phone radios.

      1. If it’s cheap enough it’ll probably still sell. But keeping in the “phone without phone radios” line, what I’d love to see is a 4″ tablet on current hardware. My daughter’s Archos 43 (with a resitive screen) feels like crap against my GS2. She’s getting jealous of her cousin’s iPod Touch while there’s no reason a capable tablet couldn’t be done in that size. Samsung finally release the Galaxy Player 4 but it’s still based on 2-year-old hardware.

        1. While they are not made with cutting-edge hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 & 5 are the top Android PMPs at the moment. They also have higher specs than the iPod Touch.

          Hopefully some new Android PMPs come to light later this year.

  3. Haier booth sucked at CES their tablets were chunky and awfully slow. The reps didn’t even know anything as well, and couldn’t even tell me about where their stuff was made and if they expect any software upgrades. Checked out the appliances as well…. Cheap pieces of crap!

  4. They had a smart TV and no one could tell me anything about it. I would have figured it out for myself but the interface was all Chinese. As you can expect, I just walked away.

  5. Haipad huh?  Apple gives the evil eye  -_-

  6. Maybe they are only selling this thing for $50?
    That could be a great deal for kids.

  7. Android 2.3 is not selling point any more, android 4.0 tablet has emerged in CES.

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