In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) has been around for a long time, being made available for high-resolution displays including Apple's first generation iPad. And recently, another manufacturer is making a tablet that is using the IPS panel for its display.
The Apple iPad incorporated In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology for its screen, which may explain why images looked sharp and vivid on the tablet. It has taken many months before IPS panels become affordable for manufacturers to adopt them.
And it seems like a Chinese company is coming up with a 7-inch tablet device running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and equipped with IPS screen. A picture of the prototype is out on the web (shown above). The tablet will also come with A9 AMlogic CPU which has the performance to stream either Flash or HTML5 video with no buffering. HDMI out, SD card reader, 3G sim and USB.
Pricing will be approximately 1900 yuan (US$290) and available from 10 April.