Bad robot? The £63 Android tablet has landed
The attack of the low-priced tablets continues - this time we're plunging well below the £100 mark. In the US, national pharmacy chain Walgreens have started selling an Android-powered tablet for under $100 - around £63:
It's a Maylong 7-inch M-150 Universe Tablet, and while it's hardly the highest-specced product in the 'verse,, you wouldn't expect it to be for $100. Interestingly, this tablet is sold with a stylus - a welcome admission that the resistive screens that are being used in these cheaper products can't be used in the same way as an iPad - that is to say, with your fingertips.
Despite the fact that the tablet only went on sale at Walgreensin the past week with shipping of the product taking seven days, there are already three 5 star reviews - and only 5 star reviews on the website. The site also states a user can "download and install custom Google Android applications," but without the availability of Google Android Market, the App Market illustrated above would have to be some third party store.