Cheap Gear: eGlide 4 brings Ice Cream Sandwich in the form of an $80 Android tablet
Only 6 months ago, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was all the rage. Everybody and their grandmother was dying to get a taste of it, in some way, shape, or form — and price tags for devices running it were a prime example of the demand for ICS. Back then, you couldn’t fathom getting a tablet with Android 4.0 pre-installed for less than $350; these days, all of that has changed drastically, thanks to the release of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Little-known tablet manufacturer, Ematic, has rolled out a new Android tablet with a price so cheap, it makes pretty much every other available option look expensive.
The tablet I’m referring to is the eGlide 4 — a 7-inch slate that comes running Android 4.0, right out of the box — and you can pick one up at your local Wal-Mart for only $79.99.
As one can expect, you won’t be getting anything mind-blowing here, in terms of specs. You get what you pay for, and at that price you’re not going to get a whole lot. Here’s what we’re looking at.
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of internal storage
- microSD card slot (expandable to 32GB)
- miniHDMI output
- 1080p video playback
- Voice recorder
- Office Suite
- Kobo eReading app
Nothing groundbreaking, but the specs aren’t really all that bad for only eighty bucks. This would make a great gift for older folks, or younger children who don’t need a whole ton of functionality in their tablets, but would still like to be able to watch videos, check email and/or surf the web.
I’m sure Cliff will be racing to his local Wally-World to pick one of these up, as soon as he reads this post.
Via: TG Daily