Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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For 99 Bucks
by drcoldfoot on Fri 9th Dec 2011 12:56 UTC
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Can you really go wrong? In the 7 inch Tablet market in the US, What are your options? You can't consider a Nook (no matter the flavor), nor the Kindle Fire, true Tablets. They're more-so bastardized devices built to sell media from their respective makers. Case in point, The Nook Color and Nook Tablet lack cameras, bluetooth, microphones(Kindle Fire), external memory slot (Kindle Fire), USB connectivity for third party 3G/4G support.

Now Let's talk about a real US Tablet in the 7 inch realm. The Samsung GalaxyTab 7 inch. This has all of the above, But at $499(verizon w/o plan), that's quadruple the price of The Ainovo7. And WITH a Verizon 2 Year Plan, it's DOUBLE the price.

But then again, there's the Archos Arnova 7 inch tablet. At around $146, it's heavily bastardized. It Ha s a microphone, no camera, no bluetooth, and is landscape oriented.

Now the Ainovo7 May not be an iPad killer(Since the 10 inch market is totally irrelevent here), but given the price($99, & $160 with shipping), features, and lack of a serious contender in the 7 inch Tablet market, can you really go wrong?
At most, I seriously hope that it draws enough attention to move Samsung, Asus, and any other major OEM in the tablet business to engineer a better tablet for less.

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