Next 10" Tablet touchscreen interface "dreadfully poor"

Budget £180 highstreet Android tablet fails to impress

Next Tablet proves user flop

The 10-inch Android powered tablet launched last week by highstreet fashion retailer Next has been deemed woeful and infuriatingly unresponsive by the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.

Made in China, designed in Britain, the ingeniously named Next 10” Tablet is available to buy now from the Next Directory priced just £180. Running Google’s Android operating system, the Next tablet features a 10-inch WXGA LCD touchscreen, 2GB of internal storage, a 1GHz Arm 11 processor and 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity built in.

Appearing sluggish, unresponsive and with a single touch screen than would reduce the most patient of users to tears, Cellen-Jones describes the Next 10” Tablet as “the least responsive bit of kit I’ve ever seen” in the BBC’s hands-on video (below).

A small saving grace for the tablet that features a “touchscreen interface that is so dreadfully poor” is its connectivity options, one of the few downfalls of the market leading Apple iPad. Hosting two USB ports, SD card slot and sockets for both headphones and a microphone, the portable Next device is a budget, entry level unit for the casual user.

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