An Apple a day, keeps the Android tablet away – I guess that is the new mantra over at Cupertino’s headquarters, considering how the iPad, while still maintaining its position as the dominant tablet device in the world, is being challenged each time a new tablet is released. So far, we can safely assume that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has come closest to the iPad being a viable competitor, while the majority of other Android tablets, to borrow a quote from the late Steve Jobs, “is sh*t.” I guess if you are on a relatively tight budget, you more or less get what you pay for – case in point, the eLocity A7+ tablet that will retail for all of just $229.99.
Yes sir, at that price point, you get a 7″ capacitive multitouch display at 1,024 x 600 resolution alongside a Tegra 2 chipset, a microSD memory card slot so that you can tote around up to 32GB of data and other multimedia files, a USB port for data transfer and charging purposes, as well as up to 4GB of internal memory. 512MB RAM clearly places it at less than what most powerful smartphones carry around these days, while the inclusion of Android 2.2 Froyo clearly leaves it wanting. Hopefully the operating system will receive an update to at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the coming weeks.
At least we cannot argue with the price point, and you can also hook up the A7+ to a HDTV via its HDMI port. Seems to be more of an introductory tablet than anything else, this. [Press Release]