Surprise launch is low cost, low spec
In a move that nobody really saw coming, highstreet brand Next has launched an own brand tablet pc, imaginately called the Next 10" Tablet.
The device includes a 10" WXGA LCD touchscreen display, 2GB Storage (internal) and an 8gb Micro SD card , 1ghz Arm 11 processor and802.11b/g WiFi, 2 x USB ports, microphone and headphone socket. The device is clearly aimed at casual home users rather than dedicated techies, however. It only boasts a three hour battery life, which pretty much restricts it to sofa browsing and home use. Additionally, the screen is single rather than multi touch.
One upside to the basic specs, however, is the price. At just £180, it’s by far the cheapest tablet available- and if you fancy it you can pick up one of the tablets now at the Next Directory.