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Aigo, the Chinese manufacturer of MIDs like the P8860 and more recently the N500 running Maemo, was previously rumored to be planning to join the tablet revolution with a so-called "AigoPad." It now appears that this rumor has come to fruition with the company working on Android tablets based on new information from midbbs

The report details that Aigo is developing two new tablet MIDs, a 5-inch model called the E500 (images after the break) and a 7-inch model called the E700 (shown above), both running Android 1.6 with capacitive touch screens supporting multi-touch. Other known specifications include the use of a Rockchip 2808 processor, a dedicated video decoding chip capable of 720p HD video playback, inbuilt storage capacities ranging from 4 to 16GB, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in e-book and e-magazine service, and all-metal case constructions. Price is rumored to be around 1500 Yuan (around US$220) with the release set for May.

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Aigo has always been well known for producing good quality products and from these initial photos, it looks like it has some worthwhile additions to its product portfolio with these being the company's first Android devices. I believe Aigo will be aiming these devices at the media-centric MID market similar to the Archos 7 HT that is just becoming available.

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