The Elonex eTouch tablets that want to be the iPad

If you thought the Viewsonic ViewPad looked like the iPad, wait 'till you get a look of the Elonex eTouch tablets, which to us at least, appear to be a dead ringer to Apple's iconic iPad.

The new range, launched at IFA 2010 in Berlin, will consist of nine new models ranging in both size and the amount of tech onboard.

Those keen to get their hands on the device, will be able to do so in a whole host of different sizes. These range from 5- to 10-inchers, whilst they'll also take onboard a variety of different Android operating systems ranging from version 1.6 to 2.1.

The good news is that it won't be priced like an Apple iPad, with the Elonex eTouch 7-inch costing £99 and the 10-inch model £159.

And before you ask, there will be a keyboard case accessory that connects into the new tablets via USB, giving you full QWERTY keyboard functionality and basically turning your new gizmo into a fully fledged laptop, albeit an Android one.

On the ebook side of things the two ranges will either use E Ink or a touch LCD display, powered by a custom built Linux OS.

Expect the new models to be coming to an online retailer near you soon.