We have two Android-based tablets released that can compete with the new iPad at least in terms of the screens’ resolutions. The Cube U9GT 5 and Chuwi V99 are as exotic as they are hard to find, but if you’re not fazed with the possible poor build quality of Chinese tabs coming from no-name companies, you should be happy to hear about their existence.
The two new kiddie tabs are called the Junior Tablet and Master Tablet and come from Lexibook, a French-based tech manufacturer that doesn’t say much. In such a suddenly crowded and competitive niche, the name of the company behind the slates might be of grand importance, although on the surface we can’t say these two look very different from the FunTab Pro, for example.
We’ve seen several decent tabs targeting children released during the past few months, with the Fuhu Nabi 2, Archos ChildPad and Toys R Us Tabeo being the first few names that come to mind. Still, there seems to be more room for competition, and now a new player is getting into the game.
The market for lower priced tablets like Google’s Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire series continues to grow, and more and more companies are announcing their own entries into the market. The latest company to throw their hat into the ring is Alcatel, with its recently announced One Touch T10.
Archos is known for releasing cheap and relatively decently specced Android-based tablets, but the company’s latest device seems to win a lot of points in the former category and not that many in the latter. The Arnova GBook 7-incher isn’t even advertised as a full-fledged tablet by Archos, although the company’s official website does mention that it “combines the best of a tablet with the best of an eReader”.
If the idea of handing your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 over to your kids makes you cringe, why not consider getting them a tablet of their own? The new MEEP! tablet by Oregon Scientific is built from the ground up to be used by kids, and it will only cost you $149.
Despite having what looked like a winner on its hands, Acer didn’t make a huge effort in advertising the 7-inch Iconia Tab A110 tablet. Still, the “Nexus 7 killer” looked quite enticing to those who heard about it, especially after Acer officially announced that it would be coming with Jelly Bean on board.
If someone had told us a year and a half ago that 7-inch tablets would challenge 10-inchers’ popularity, we would have had no trouble in calling that someone out of his frigging mind. However, the unexpected has happened, and, mostly due to Amazon and Google’s fine efforts, 7-inchers are starting to feel more like the norm than the exception.
After making the headlines with an ultra-thin, but rather pricey dual-core 10-inch tablet called 101 XS, it’s time for Archos to get back to what it does best – releasing budget-friendly gadgets with modest specs, but nice looks.
Out on the prowl for an Android tablet with some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, but can’t really afford to spend more than a hundred bucks? Worry not, as today seems to be the perfect day to shop for tabs priced like alarm clocks.