Energy Sistem, known for its low-cost eBook readers and portable media players, is catching up with the trend by introducing three new tablets that appear to be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. But,  closer inspection reveals that the devices are actually running a Honeycomb-style launcher that runs and perfectly sits on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The three new devices have been named the Energy Tablet i724 Dark Iron, Energy Tablet i824 Dark Iron, and the more-powerful Energy Tablet i828 Black HD. All three devices will feature a similar Honeycomb theme launcher to be powered by an ARM A8 processor.

Other specifications include 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, an HDMI output, and a 4,000-mAh battery that lasts up to 7 hours of pure Internet browsing and up to 30 hours of music goodness.

Both the Energy Tablet i824 and the flagship tablet, the Energy Tablet i828 Black HD, pack an 8-inch multi-touch screen that supports up to 5 points of touch contact and 4:3 aspect ratio. They also incorporate front-facing cameras, except that the flagship model, the Energy Tablet i828 Black HD has an additional rear camera. They come with 4 GB and 8GB of internal memory, respectively, which can later be expanded with the use of a microSD card.

On the other hand, its younger sibling the Energy Tablet i724 Dark Iron comes with a 7-inch display that supports a 16:9 aspect ratio and has 4 GB of internal storage space. Energy Sistem will be releasing its Energy Tablets this coming November 19, with prices ranging from EUR159.00, EUR199.00 and EUR229.00 for the i724, i824, and i828 versions, respectively.

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.