The $150 device runs with the Android OS and has the following specs:
- Runs Android 2.1 OS
- 7 Inch 800×480 TFT Touch Display
- 800mhz Processor
- 2GB internal storage
- SD/MMC slot to expand the storage by another 16GB
- Leather carrying case
Engadget has some info on it plus a video from somebody that actually has one of the units (be prepared to see the dude’s hairy legs).
In the video, the person was able to download from the Android Marketplace, but according to this item, Google is keeping the app store off all “non-smartphone” devices.
I don’t think anybody will tag this device as an “iPad killer” but I think there is definitely a market for this device. The new lower grade wireless Kindle is $139. But it is only a reader. If the Android Market is open on the GenTouch, then one could simply download the Kindle for Android app. Now that person has the reader and a device to browse the web, check email, etc. And it comes at a savings of at least $350 over the iPad.
What do you think? Are the Android tablets going to catch on or will Apple rule the marketplace on these kinds of devices?