Once upon a time, Tablets were considered luxury tech products, but nowadays, these are more accessible to the masses.
As the major OEM manufacturers like Google and Amazon have jumped into tablet PCs, one can find a fancy tablet at mere $ 150 or $ 200. Obviously now anyone can afford for a tablet with a decent features under it hood.
Gardner Books has just announced one of the cheapest Android tablets that will be available in the UK, the Gardner GoTab.
Gardner Books is a UK based book and ebook distributor as well as, via Gardner Hive, the UK partner for Google Books.
The Gardner GoTab sports a 6-inch (800×480) screen with a capacitive touchscreen. The Tablet is running on Android 4.0 ICS on a 1GHz CPU with a Mali graphic chip, Wifi(n), a g-sensor, 4GB Flash, a microSD card slot, and a front facing VGA camera for photo and video chat. The CPU is coupled with Mali 400 GPU and includes the 512 MB DDR3 RAM.
the Gardner GoTab is powered by 2,000 mAh battery which is just enough to power the 6 inches device for about 4 hours of browsing time on single charge. Moreover, the device weighs just 230 grams and has 11 mm thickness.
Gardner Books is supporting the GoTab with Hive Reader, an app which ties in to the Gardner Hive ebookstore. But since this is an authorized Android tablet it should also support any of the other reading apps found in Google Play.
Gardner GoTab Key Specs :
- Display : 6-inch (800×480) screen with a capacitive touchscreen
- OS : Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- CPU : 1 Ghz single core CPU
- Mali 400 GPU
- Gardner eBook app
- 155 ppi pixel density
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB internal memory
- Micro SD card support
- Camera : Front-facing VGA camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- micro USB port
- Battery : 2000 mAh battery
The Gardner GoTab would be available in the UK for £59 soon.