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Forget Aakash, MIPS launches $99 ICS tablet Nova 7

Awestruck by the ultra-cheap Aakash aka Datawind Ubislate, well we have a decent competitor in the form of world’s first $99 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet from MIPS and it has got Google’s blessings.

MIPS Technologies has released Nova 7, an Android 4.0 tablet that features 7” capacitive multi-touch screen, 1GHz single-core MIPS-based XBurst CPU with Vivante GC860 GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2MP rear camera, front camera, HDMI out, and microSD card slot. As we have already said that it has got Google’s blessings, which means you get the full suite of Google Mobile apps and Android Market support.

“I’m thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android’s openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world.”

– Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google

Nova 7 is now available in China and online through Ainol Electronics Co., Ltd. It will be available in the United States and other geographies within the next several months. No word specifically on India release, but we would love to see it release in India.

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