Announced today, the Slate 7 will be available for $169 starting this April. The red-clad 7-inch tablet is a budget offering, with unimpressive specs even for 2012.
It’s hard not to appreciate the Nexus 7 for setting the Android tablets bar pretty high despite its sub-$200 pricing. Trying to grab a bigger piece of the budget tablet market this year are Asus and Acer.
After blowing our minds already with the $110 5.2-inch Cruize phablet and the $125 4.5-inch Thunder, Cherry Mobile is lowering the price bar even more for its newest tablet effort.
Lava recently announced the latest addition to its Etab series, the ETab Xtron, the company’s first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, priced at just Rs 6,499 ($125).
The first hands on pictures of Hyundai’s T7 tablet have surfaced. Whilst professionally edited pictures are great looking, it’s always nice to see how a piece of tech looks in the flesh.
HCL will be releasing three new budget-friendly tablets in the HCL ME series, the U2, V1, and Y3, priced at Rs 5,999, Rs 7,999, and Rs 11,999 respectively.
They’re not glamorous and they rarely come with more than lackluster specs, but children-oriented tabs are on the rise. The number of players involved in the niche is growing and growing, but one company that’s been constantly in the spotlight there is Fuhu.
There are lots of seven inch and ten inch Android tablets out there, but fewer eight inch tablets. When Apple released the iPad mini with its 7.9 inch screen I thought it was time to take another look at the eight inch form factor. I got hold of an 8 inch dual-core Android 4.1 tablet called “Vader” and this is what I discovered.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but every rule has an exception. In this case the exception being Asus, the “old dog” that’s learned quite a few new tricks after the Nexus 7 partnership with Google.
The next time you do your grocery shopping, don’t be surprised to see Acer’s latest budget tablet – the Iconia B1 — being offered there. Several supermarkets in the UK have begun selling the Jelly Bean tablet.