Coles are selling a 7″ Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich by Pendo, the tablet actually has some decent specs for a cheapish device offering some things that are a bit of a sticking point for Nexus 7 owners such as HDMI Out and expandable memory. One thing I have learned from the last two days with the Nexus 7, is that the 7″ form factor is Brilliant! I cannot state this enough, I can’t speak for this one, but it’s certainly something to look into
- 7″ WVGA(800×480) Capacative screen
- 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal memory with microSD card slot
- 0.3MP Front Facing Camera and 2MP Rear Camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Battery offers Up to 9 hours music, 4.5 hours video, 5 hours web browsing
If sales of tablets such as the Bauhn branded tablet from Aldi and the continued strong sales of the Nexus 7 are anything to go buy there is a huge market for tablets out there and this one is at least running Android 4.0. If you’re looking for a cheapish tablet for the kids or something in that vein this could be for you.
Personally I have this advice, spend the extra money and invest in a Nexus 7, updates for the Pendo Pad may or may not eventuate where as you are guaranteed updates with the Nexus 7, if on the other hand you just want some thing cheap, this could be for you. Pendo are selling it on their website for $149 as well but they have a $9 shipping charge on top, so check out your local Coles store if you want to try before you buy.
According to Ozbargain the Tablet is actually going for $99 at the Gunghalin store, I can’t say this actually sways me towards it any but if I had kids nagging me for a tablet that would certainly be almost worth it.