Cheap Android devices are dime-a-dozen, but it’s pretty rare for them to go below the hundred dollar price mark. Which makes it a surprise that Skytex’s new produce has breached that price barrier. Called the Pocket Primer, it also happens to be one small device, clocking in at five inches in the size department.
There are already quite a few devices in that particular size range, namely the Dell Streak and some other recent releases, but none of them cost this cheap. The five-inch size range is a difficult product niche. A whole lot smaller than the seven- and ten-inch size ranges for such devices, the closest comparison to these devices would be the iPod Touch, a small portable media player that can surf the web and have access to third-party apps via an app store. Skytex seems to be hoping that the price tag of $99 will make it a best seller.
So what else does the Pocket Primer have to offer? Well, it does have a 4.3 inch, 480 x 272 pixel display – which also happens to support for multitouch input, a G-sensor for changing around orientation, and a 600 MHz CPU. That CPU is backed by 256MB of RAM and runs Android 2.2. It’s also got 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expansion to 32GB. As for connectivity, it has 802.11b/g/n WiFi support. Also, it has a built-in microphone and speaker, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack and a speaker.
This isn’t the first time Skytex has ventured into the tablet device market – it’s already got a tablet called the Skypad Alpha. Hopefully, the company has learned a few things and is bringing the experience to their new product.