Looking for a cheap Android tablet? There’s a lot to choose from but the problem is choosing the right one. Well, Camangi is not going to make things any easier. They’ve just announce that they will be releasing their Mangrove 7 Android Tablet in Japan this August.
The biggest problem for Camangi will be trying to distinguish itself from the veritable sea of Android tablets out there. This is must be why they opted for a limited release in Japan. The country doesn’t seem to be in the same grip of tablet mania as the Chinese or American markets are. Still, the Mangrove 7 will still be facing some stiff competition from Toshiba and Fujitsu’s offerings in the tablet department, not to mention the iPad 2.
Looking at the Mangrove’s specs, the outlook for it isn’t good for it. It’s looking to be your standard Honeycomb tablet. It uses the aforementioned Android 3.1, uses the now-standard Tegra 2 chipset, boasts a gig of RAM, and 8 gigabytes of internal storage. The 7″ screen has the standard 1024 × 800 resolution. Additional features include: Micro USB 2.0, WiFi capability, a MicroSD slot, mini-HDMI slot to hook up to the TV, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR capacity, GPS / AGPS, and two cameras: one is a front-facing 5MP, and the other is 2MP rear camera with LED Flash.
Still, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s just a bit on the average side. The problem is that the Mangrove 7 Tablet will be priced at 49,800 yen – which is roughly around $600. You can get cheaper tablets and the price of the Mangrove will be the deal-breaker for some.
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