High-street fashion retailer Next has launched an Android tablet in a bid to capitalise on the high demand for the devices apparently sparked by the launch of the iPad earlier this year.
The Next branded tablet weighs in a 695g and boasts some decent specs within its 270mm x 179mm x 16mm frame.
A 10.1in WXGA LCD widescreen touchscreen, comes with a respectable 1024 x 600 resolution. Sadly, the touchscreen is resistive nature, which could mean it is not particularly responsive, however, it is capable of alternating between landscape and portrait modes.
Under the hood, a 1.0GHz LNX CODE 11 processor powers the Android 2.1 OS. The tablet comes with 8GB of on-board storage plus a micro-SD card slot and one USB 2.0 port.
Other features include Wi-Fi connectivity, a microphone and 3.5mm headphone socket.
The battery life could be the area that lets the device down, though, with just three hours of usage on offer, Next confirmed.
Despite the poor battery life, at £180 the Next Media tablet represents a bargain when compared to the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab which is priced at the £599 mark, although customers could find they get what they pay for.
V3.co.uk salutes the tactical nous of Next and the tablet could be a surprise hit with the fashionista crowd.
The device is available from Next.co.uk and can be ordered in-store at present.
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