[Wolves] Android Tablet for £180 from Next

Richard Barker richard.barker at quietwatercourse.co.uk
Fri Oct 1 06:33:45 UTC 2010

I've been keeping an eye on them, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy looks
acceptable.  I'm holding fire for a tablet sporting Android 3.0, that
I'm told will have much improved tablet support.

The APad / IPed stuff on EBay looks good but is apparently quite bad
from the reviews I've seen.

On 30/09/10 23:27, Adam Sweet wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I just came across this in an frequently overlooked RSS feed and I
> figured others here might be interested. Next, the clothing retailer,
> have brought out an Android tablet for £180:
> http://www.next.co.uk/shopping/electric/carryover/10/13
> Articles:
> http://www.coolsmartphone.com/news6276.html
> http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/09/30/next-launches-android-tablet/1
> http://www.reghardware.com/2010/09/30/next_android_tablet/
> The Register and others suggest it's a rebranded one of these:
> http://yeeway.en.alibaba.com/product/345475611-210499033/10_inch_Android_tablet_PC.html
> Others suggest it's a rebranded Zenithink and/or that Elonex are also
> re-branding the same device.
> I've not really looked at Android tablets at all so I can't say yet how
> it compares to others in terms of specs, but that seems a great price.
> The apparent downsides are 3 hours battery life and a resistive screen
> which you have to press on, rather than capacitive which apparently
> means no multi-touch. Other comments (such as on the Register article)
> suggest it's cheaply made and "biblically horrible" but another suggests
> that a firmware update fixes the problems touchscreen problems reported
> by Mr Biblically Horrible.
> Anyway, it might be worth comparing specs and indicative pricing on
> forthcoming competing devices from Dell, HP, Samsung, HTC etc and maybe
> taking a punt for £180.
> Anyone else looked at Android tablets? Looks like they're going to be
> the new Netbook with everyone + dog bringing one out for Christmas.
> Regards,
> Adam Sweet

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