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Old January 10th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Now that I have finally decided to purchase a LePan there is a statement that they are probably planning on a new tablet in 2012. Where did you see this or hear this? I would be interested in finding some information concerning the "new" tab. I have been convinced on the build quality of LePan and their service from several sales sites, and this thread. Not so much with other tabs---especially at this price point.

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tim

If this hasn't been answered yet. Amazon is carrying the new La Pan TC 970-2
See link, http://www.amazon.com/Pan-II-9-7-Inch-Tablet-Black/dp/B0067XX3AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326210800&sr=8-1
Currently priced at 299.00, slightly upgraded hardware and running Android 3.2.
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Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Equipped with Android 3.2, the latest Android operating system on the market you can now experience games, movies and more in the way you were meant to experience them with screen scaling compatibility mode. You now have access to thousands more apps from the Android Market, a
Multitasking

Multitasking has never been easier, for people who actually multitask. Armed with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, keep up and get your apps in gear. Share pictures, download apps, video chat with friends and family, all while texting. Revolutionize the way you work, live and play.
Storage and Portability

The Le Pan II measures 9.29 inches wide by 7.44 inches high by 0.48 inches deep. At 1.5 pounds it is the lightest performance Le Pan tablet to date. With 8 GB of built-in memory and up to an additional 32 GB of expandability, the Le Pan II has more than enough room for movies, games, apps, websites, email, texts, and just about anything else you would expect from one of the best Android tablets on the market.
Entertainment

Optimized for entertainment, the Le Pan II is up for anything you throw at it. As a personal mobile theater it goes wherever you go. The combination of the Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 9.7-inch multi-touch screen, HD playback, gyro meter control and a simply stunning brush aluminum finish promises for an entertainment experience like no other.



HD Display

The high-resolution, 9.7-inch LCD-backlit IPS display delivers crisp and vivid, allowing you to enjoy movies and videos to their fullest. Videos, games and the web never looked better on Le Pan II. The large, gorgeous 9.7-inch display is sharp and stunning. Colors are exceptionally vivid for incredible movie watching on-the-go, and the screen boasts a whiter-than-usual background that truly excels when it comes to readability--for on-screen text that's crisper, clearer and easier to see. Plus, for mobile use, the 4:3 aspect ratio combined with the 1024x768 resolution delivers an incredible handheld web-surfing experience.
Gaming

Experience heart-pounding strategy, shooting, sports, and role-playing games--at the tip of your fingers. Go beyond console gaming and take full control of your gaming experience.
Connectivity

Designed for modern living, working and playing, Le Pan II comes with all the connectivity essentials built-in and is easier to use. Connect with friends and family, and enjoy crisp, clear video calling with the high-resolution front-facing camera and microphone. Catch up on work and play with full, fast web browsing powered by a dual-core processor. And with up to 32 GB of storage, plus integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even GPS, it's ready for almost anything and everything--no matter where life takes you. Simply touch, tap, swipe, pinch and flick to navigate around the ultra-responsive multi-touch screen.

Quality Built / Eco-Friendly

"Quality built--feels solid." That's no understatement. Le Pan II is wrapped almost entirely in a tough, brushed aluminum finish with an edge-to-edge glass surface that gives the device a solid overall feel. Manufactured with high-quality materials that are less plastic, less metal and more aluminum, the Le Pan II is designed not only to be more durable than other Android tablets that are on the market today, but it's also more eco-friendly and green.
Upgradability

With Android 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, with Adobe Flash support and over 500,000 downloadable applications on the Android Market, entertainment is just a finger swipe away.
  • Tablet with 9.7-inch capacitive display; supports 720P HD video
  • Android 3.2 platform, and ultra-fast Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core processor; support for Adobe Flash for viewing web sites, movies, games, and more
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera and microphone for video chat
  • 8 GB built-in storage, supports 32 GB Micro SD card
  • Up to six hours of video playback/Wi-Fi web browsing
  • Size (L/W/H): 9.29 x 7.44 x 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
What's in the Box?

Le Pan tablet, 30-pin to USB cable, charger, wrist loop, quick user guide.

From the Manufacturer

9.7” high-definition capacitive multi-touch LCD screen with G-sensor & light sensor, easy operation and videos, games & web look much better; cool to touch and more enjoyable to hold; Slim, lightweight, ultra portable of about 1 cm thin, small enough to take along with you; Advanced Android 3.2 OS, 1.2 GHz, Dual-core processor and 1GB memory, high performance, fast browsing, enjoy the Internet at its fullest; 8 GB flash built in and up to 32 GB external storage. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, even GPS, ready for anything and everything; 7 hours lasting rechargeable Li-battery; Clear video calls by front facing 2.0 MP camera; Many apps to choose form the latest Android™ platform, personalizing your experience easier than ever.
BUT!! I found another article that was posting specs on the 970-2 and 970-3.
The 3 had more on board memory, and a few other things but was not vastly different than the 2. After closing the page out I though about bookmarking it for future reference but have been unable to find the article again.
It said the 3 was due out this year, but the release date and price of the unit was forthcoming.
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