We’ve tested our share of cheap tablets here, but now Romanian slate maker Allview is back with yet another product, that we hope will be more successful than its previous attempts. I’m talking about the Allview AllDro 3, the first 10 inch tablet from this company and a model that’s priced at $400. The question is: is it really worth double the amount of the Kindle Fire?

The slate weighs 592 grams, measures 12.7mm in thickness and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the OS, although I would have liked Honeycomb 3.2 more on it. The device will be sold in a black version and it comes with support for capacitive stylus input and word recognition. This first AllView big tablet offers the following hardware:

  • Display: 10 inch, capacitive, 1024 x 768, 4:3
  • CPU: Cortex A8, 1GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB internal, 512 MB RAM DDR3, microSD card slot
  • Camera: front VGA
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, HDMI, mini USB 2.0
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5500 mAh (170 hours of standby time, 5 hours of streaming, 6 hours of talk time)

The AllView Alldro 3 supports HDMI video playback to a projector or big screen TV and it’s also good for e-book reading and browsing the web. The tablet has 3 preinstalled apps: AplyStore, AllNews and Stunnel. The first is sort of an internal App store from Allview, with free software, the second is a news app, while the third offers Selfcare portal settings. The device will be offered bundled with a protective case.