In the on going battle to the bottom or cheapest tablet, XPad just announced that they are about to release a very affordable tablet and by affordable I mean $81.
What exactly will a user get for this price? The 7 inch tablet comes with the Cortex Arm 8 processor, wifi, a multitouch user interface and loaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich as the OS.
The tablet is produced by Simmtronics, who is looking to sell in the Asia-Pacific region to start, with hopes of debuting a student version in the Middle East.
Indrajit Sabharwal, Chairman and Managing Director of Simmtronics while speaking at a press launch stated:
“By launching the XPad in the UAE, we believe in taking the tablet revolution to as many people as possible, the multi-touch XPad has already been acknowledged as a formidable companion – whether for business persons on the go or for gamers requiring quality graphics for their entertainment or for those seeking to enjoy high-quality entertainment.”
With the recent release of the Google Nexus 7 tablet running the latest Android platform Jelly Bean at $199 (and now looks rather expensive), will these types of ultra-cheap tablets make a dent in the marketplace?
With Google reportedly taking a loss on their version in order to get a foothold in the tablet market, I’m curious to know how this tablet can be produced so cheaply. It is possible that Simmtronics uses their other products to keep this one afloat in order to get market penetration.
Either way, this run to the cheapest most usable tablet is interesting to watch.
[via Geeky Gadgets]