The following Tablet is brought to us by "Next" (a UK retail cloths store.... weird right?) that reveal a new 10" Android Tablet - and it is available NOW for only £180 ($286) which is pretty cheap considering that not too long ago the Kindle cost around 260$.
The device does not shines with the greatest specs on the market, but hay... It has two advantages; the price and the fact it is available. Check out the specs bellow.
The specs as they were revealed in www.coolsmartphone.com (Might be not accurate since I found some inconsistencies):
10" LED TOUCHSCREEN.This sounds like a pretty cool toy if you don't wanna spend too much money and do not care if the screen is captive or not.
10.1" DIAGONAL - 1024 x 600 PIXELS.
WIDESCREEN LED BACKLIT LCD.
1.0GHz LNX CODE 11 PROCESSOR.
256MB RAM DDRII DOUBLE RATE RAM.
SOFTWARE GOOGLE ANDROID™ MOBILE OS. 2.1 version
INTERNET & EMAIL READY.
802.11 B/G WI-FI WIRELESS CONNECTION.
10/100Mbps RJ45 ETHERNET (VIA OPTIONAL ADAPTOR).
LI-ION RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERY OFFERS 3 HOURS BATTERY LIFE (DEPENDING ON USAGE).
9V ~ 2100mA DC / 110~240V AC.
1 x USB 2.0 PORT.
3.5mm HEADPHONE PORT.
MICRO SD CARD SLOT.
RESISTIVE TOUCH PANEL FOR FINGERTIP NAVIG+ATION.
PHYSICAL BACK BUTTON
G-SENSOR (AUTO LANDSCAPE/PORTRAIT ROTATION)
VIRTUAL ONBOARD KEYBOARD.
DIMENSIONS: 270mm x 179mm x 16mm.
WEIGHT - 695G.
I did not like the fact that there is no TV-OUT, the battery life is pretty poor and the fact that it carries only 2 GB on board.
Will I buy it? I don't think so, nor I need a a tablet PC. However, if a similar device will be introduced in the near future (with a similar price) I might consider to buy it.
Although I am happy to see that the market is charging forward I would really want to see Android Tablets from reliable and experienced companies such as Dell, Sony and may be Asus. In a way those companies has already experienced assimilating the OS to their devices (The Streak, X10 and Gramin Phone) so why not do the same for tablets?
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