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How Le Pan Tablets Work

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Le Pan Tablet Specs

Le Pan entered the tablet market with the Mode de Vie, also known as the TC970. This is a 9.7-inch tablet running the Android operating system. It was initially released with Android 2.2 (a.k.a "Froyo") with promises that an upgrade to Android 4.0, (a.k.a. "Ice Cream Sandwich") would be available soon. However, Le Pan had difficulty getting Android to certify the device for use with the newer operating system, and releasing the update without certification would have left them unable to include the Android app market on the Mode de Vie. For that reason, the TC970 was never officially upgraded from Froyo. In any case, here are its current specs:

  • 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor
  • 512MB memory
  • 2GB on-board storage
  • 1024 x 768 resolution
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 2MP fixed-focus camera
  • Additional memory via microSD card slot
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs.; Dimensions: 9.29" x 7.44" x 0.48"

Le Pan's 7-inch tablet is called the Vive. Its features include:

  • Android 2.2 OS
  • 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • 800 MHz Freescale iMX 515 processor
  • 512 MB memory
  • 2GB on-board storage
  • Micro SD slot, supports up to 16GB extra storage
  • 2.0 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Weight: 0.95 lbs.; Dimensions: 8.03" x 4.96" x 0.53"

The Le Pan II is Le Pan's upgraded 9.7-inch tablet. Here are its specifications:

  • Android 3.2 (a.k.a. "Honeycomb") originally, upgraded to 4.0 (a.k.a. "Ice Cream Sandwich") in July 2012
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB memory
  • 8GB on-board storage
  • Micro SD slot, supports up to 32GB extra storage
  • 2.0 megapixel fixed focus camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs.; Dimensions: 9.29" x 7.44" x 0.48"

Note that all of Le Pan's tablets use a USB cord with a proprietary 30-pin connecter, not a standard mini-USB connector [source: Toor].

Next we'll look at the features you'll find on Le Pan tablets.