It didn’t take long for the Chinese to rip off the iPad Mini – one vendor has already announced the remarkably similar ‘Goopad mini’ for just $99.
The tablet was first spotted by Chinese tech website Gizmochina and comes from Chinese company Goophone, which also launched the 'Goophone i5' shortly after the launch of the iPhone 5 last month.
However, the company even apparently patented the iPhone 5’s design in China, based on early leaks on the device, no doubt in a bid to save itself from a prospective court date with Apple.
While the looks and name of the Goopad mini may make for some amusement, the tablet actually sports some pretty decent hardware specifications.
There’s an 8-inch 1024 x 768 resolution display, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and dual-facing cameras, while the device seems to run a customized version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The tablet is to launch in November for $99, making it $230 cheaper than the entry-level iPad Mini.