The Arnova 10 does make for a decent buy for a tablet that costs less than $200, and that too in the 10 inch segment. However, that doesn’t mean the tablet is not without its own set of compromises that perhaps we have learnt to live with in case of budget tablets. However, in case of the Arnova 10, its makers have been kind enough to alleviate on the compromises a bit and has come out with a second version of the tablet that promises to be better behaving.
So what’s new with the new Arnova 10b. US retailer B&H is currently offering the tablet and lists the specification as 8 GB of storage and a capacitive touch screen display. The retailer is selling the tablet for $230 though any other major difference in specification is not listed at the site as of now.
The above can be considered a significant development over the resistive technology that the original Arnova 10 featured along with 4GB on board storage. The Arnova 10 runs Android 2.1 and we do hope there is an upgrade here as well.
Other specification of the tablet include a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 802.11b/g/ WiFi, a USB 2.0 port, and a micro SDHC card slot. It also has the ability to play a variety of video formats of 720p quality. The device also includes integrated speakers, a mic, and a camera, and comes pre-installed with the AppsLib app store.
Also, while the official Android market remains off bound, though what almost is a surety is that it can be taken care via a of by the hacking community.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email