Taiwanese tech company PiPO may not be familiar to everyone, but it's no stranger to Windows, having launched a range of low-cost devices, including the W4 tablet, the X7 mini-PC, and the X9 'Windows TV box and desktop tablet' - a rather unusual device that we reviewed just a few months ago.
The company has now made a new addition to its range, its first running Windows 10 Mobile. The PiPO U8T is a mini-tablet featuring a 7.85-inch display with 1024x768px resolution, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Curiously, the device shares its name with an Android tablet released some time ago, featuring slightly different specs, including an older processor.
Notably, the new U8T doesn't feature any of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors that you might expect on a Windows 10 Mobile device, and it doesn't have an Intel chip either. Instead, PiPO has opted for a Rockchip RK3288W SoC, which uses a quad-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-A17 processor.
However, despite running the 'Mobile' version of Windows 10, the new tablet doesn't include cellular connectivity, but a spokesperson for the company hinted to Notebook Italia that this option could potentially be offered in the future.
While PiPO sells devices under its own brand, it's also a 'white-label' manufacturer - known also as an ODM (original design manufacturer) - that builds and customizes its devices for other companies to sell as their own. A version of the device - featuring 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a higher-resolution 'Retina-like' display - is reportedly being tested ahead of its release under the Best Buy brand in the US.
You can see the U8T in action in Notebook Italia's video below: