Newfangled gadgets and gizmos blasted off this year at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) global trade show held in Berlin. One of the exhibitors showcased the Intenso Live Tab, a frontliner tablet from Intenso for this year.

What does the Intenso Live Tab have to offer?

Aside from the usual hardware details that have become standard for tablets (e.g., WLAN, USB port, microSD expansion slot, etc.), the Intenso Live Tab has an 8-inch display with 800×600 pixel resolution and a 1.0-GHz single-core processor.

Unlike most other Android tablets which sport Android 3.x Honeycomb, this one has has Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its operating system.

The tablet can stream video via an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port. A decent 2-megapixel primary camera is also on board.

As for RAM and storage, the tablet boasts only of a measly 8-gigabyte internal storage and 512 MB of RAM. These, plus its other hardware specs, place the Intenso 8 Live Tab in the mid-range tablets category.

AndroidPIT has a brief hands-on video of the Intenso Live Tab:

Although its price of EUR200.00 (about US$281) can’t beat the HP TouchPad’s US$99 price, it is still within a competitive range if you consider that the HP TouchPad was originally priced at US$499.

German tech site CHIP notes, however, one major drawback in the Intenso Live Tab: the Android Market is not the default source of Android apps for the tablet. This could prove disadvantageous to owners because the Android Market still is the largest repository of Android apps.

Even with that shortcoming, the Intenso Live Tab pushes its luck to be one of the iPad alternatives. Other folks may even see it as a viable alternative to the more expensive, high-end Android tablets.

What’s your take on the Intenso Live Tab?

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