UPDATE: Maker of the iPad clone P88 to sue Apple for allegedly cloning its product!
Talk about preemptive cloning! While the world is swooning over Apple’s announcement (that was, granted, completely expected) about it’s new toy – the iPad, Chinese copycatters have already come out with their shanzhai versions… three months ago.
This 10.2″ silver-bezeled, black framed computing device is the P88 from Shenzhen Great Long Brother Industrial Co. was featured on Shanzhai.com in October. Since comparing the iPad to existing products seems to be the thing everyone’s doing right now, let’s see how the P88 stocks up against it’s inspiration.
P88: Intel Atom 1.6GHz
iPad: 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed chip
iPad: 0.73kg for the one with Wi-Fi and 3G
P88: 160GB spinning disk hard drive
iPad: Up to 64GB flash drive
P88: 10.2 inches
iPad: 9.7 inches
P88: 3 USB ports, one VGA, an RJ-45, car reader, earphone and mic
iPad: A bunch of adapters. They’re listed here and frankly really hard to tally without actually having them on hand.
P88: a measly 1.5 hours
iPad: 10 hours, so they say
P88: a little less than $440
iPad: Starting at $499
Yeah, we doubt the P88 will compare for anyone who actually wants an iPad, but when do shanzhai products ever, really? Personally, we probably won’t be getting either.