Skytex is a brand new company that delivered the best sub $100 tablet earlier this year, with the Skytex Primer Color. The company is in the midst of shipping out its latest offering the Skypad Alpha tablet. The big news today is that it just got a Android 2.3 update, that will be the OS loaded in the next batch of shipped tablets.
We are eagerly awaiting to get our hands on this one to give it a proper review but in the meantime it is a 7 inch tablet with a resistive touchscreen. The resolution is trucking along with 800×480, which does not seem that impressive from first glance. Underneath the hood its running a Freescale Cortex A-8 800 MHZ processor and has a paltry 512 MB of RAM. You can store up to 4 GB of books, media and content on this device and can expand it further via the MicroSD.
This tablet is a solid investment, with the cost only being $179.00. You can surf the internet via WIFI and use the front facing camera to Skype it up. The Skytex line of tablets certainly reads a myriad of formats for audio, video and ebooks.
Early adopters that have purchased this tablet already will be glad to know in a short period of time the company has issued the cutting edge of Android upgrades, which is a good sign.
[showhide type=’pressrelease’] DIAMOND BAR, CA, July 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — SKYTEX Technology, Inc. today announced the eagerly awaited Android 2.3 update to the affordable SKYPAD Alpha internet tablet.
The update brings improved features, such as an integrated task manager and download manager, as well as an overall improvement in performance speed. Combined with SKYPAD Alpha’s already powerful feature set, this update makes it an even more potent mobile internet device.
Boasting more features than other tablets in its class, SKYPAD Alpha comes standard with blazing fast WiFi N, Bluetooth 2.0, a powerful Freescale ARM Cortex -A8 processor, and 512MB of RAM. Its compact and lightweight design encompasses a vibrant 7″ color LCD touchscreen, with a 1.3MP webcam, 4GB of internal storage, and up to 32GB of expandable storage via micro SD.
SKYPAD Alpha will keep you connected and engaged whether you’re at home, in flight, or at the neighborhood coffee shop. Surf the web, play games, check your email, stream videos and music, or make VOIP or video calls anywhere there’s an available WiFi connection.
Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, SKYTEX Technology, Inc. develops and manufactures high-tech consumer electronics. Focusing on creating quality portable computing, entertainment and media devices, SKYTEX combines innovative technology with cutting-edge design.[/showhide]
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