E Fun has started to ship its Next 6 Android tablet, which means another option to consider in the budget tablet segment. However, the Next 6 tablet is still stuck at Android 2.1, when its Android 3.1 that has turned out to be the latest fad of the tablet enthusiasts. However, perhaps it is a small price to pay if you consider the price the tablet is now selling for, which at $269.99 is definitely on the cheaper side. But then perhaps, the Nook Color may still make for a wiser choice post the latest update that has brought the B&N tablet Android Froyo compliant.
As for the Next 6 specifications, a 6 inch 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display makes up the front of the tablet. It has 4 GB of on-board storage, which is further expandable via the Micro SD/MMC Card Slot. The tablet connects to the internet via Wi-Fi (no 3G) and comes pre-loaded with apps such as an e-book Store app and the SlideME application manager. The e-book store opens up to nearly 2 million titles including bestsellers and award winning titles as well as New York Times Bestsellers. The Next 6 itself comes pre-loaded with 25 e-books so you can get started right away.
Among the other apps that the Next 6 comes installed with include photo viewer, MP3 player, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, assorted games, and such. Then there are a lot of other third party apps to try.
“Our Nextbook Next6 Android Tablet strikes the perfect balance between functionality, features, and value for today’s mobile lifestyle,” revealed Jason Liszewski, the managing director and vice president of sales for E FUN. “Users are just a light touch or gentle swipe of a finger away from reading their favorite book, browsing the internet, watching videos, or listening to music. The capacitive touch-screen is also easy for both seniors and children use.”
The Next 6 also boasts of an integrated speaker and a g sensor. All in all, the Next 6 does make a strong case for itself in the budget tablet segment.