Just how cheap can an Android ICS tablet be? Ematic has just upped the ante with a device costing $119.95. Of course, at that price, one can’t expect the highest quality, though specs with the eGlide Steal are decent. It houses a 1 Ghz processor (of unknown make), a 1 GB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (and a microSD card slot for expansion), and a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with no mention of resolution. At least the OS of the eGlide Slide is the latest Android 4.0 ICS, which manages to enhance its appeal.
While it would be silly to expect Apple-like quality in a device that’s a shade less than $120, a tablet at that price can make the cut if it can impress with its performance. Only then will we know if the tablet is really a steal, as its name would have us believe.
The tablet is already on sale from a number of retailers including Walmart and JR.com.
Ematic, a leader in value tablets, is excited to shake up the market with its latest creation, the 7″ eGlide Steal. As the name suggests, this tablet is loaded with incredible features and specifications including an “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS and a 1GHz processor for an extremely low price- an absolute steal!
“We’re very pleased to include the eGlide Steal in our growing collection of Android 4.0 tablets,” says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. “We wanted to design a product that provides valuable services for an optimal tablet experience without forcing the consumer to spend hundreds of dollars.”
With “Ice Cream Sandwich,” users will have a faster and smoother web browsing experience, and a more intuitive interface. The Android-based system also offers access to thousands of useful and entertaining apps to keep the user up-to-date on the important information of the day, their social networks, and more. More than 2.5 million eBooks are available through the eGlide Steal’s Kobo eReading application.
Slim and lightweight, the eGlide Steal is the ideal tablet to slide into a travel bag or briefcase. It comes with a 1GHz processor with a dedicated GPU, and 1GB RAM for an improved web experience and more efficient multi-tasking. The eGlide Steal is the perfect place to store all important documents, images, and more. It has 4GB of internal storage, 5GB of additional cloud storage, and a MicroSD slot.
With the eGlide Steal, users will experience and benefit from the following additional features:
Built-in 3-axis gyroscope coupled with an accelerometer for advanced motion sensing
Built-in Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity anywhere there is a hotspot
HD video player which supports up to 1080p HD videos
Use the HDMI connection to watch videos on a HDTV
Front facing camera
Built-in voice record to take notes, lectures or reminders
Preloaded with “EDAN”- Ematic’s Digital Assistant & Navigator with voice-to-text technology to search for movie times, nearby restaurants, and more
The eGlide Steal is available at walmart.com, jr.com, and D&H Distributing for only $119.95.
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