$99 Android Pad!


As good as the iPad may be it’s price is a little hard to swallow. Although cheap in the scale of all things Apple $500 isn’t cheap compared to what others have on offer. Sure the iPad has a better screen and a huge library of applications, but once you’ve bought your 16GB model that’s what you’re going to be stuck with unless you buy another one! Sure it’s got an awesome photo album application, but you need a ugly USB adaptor, computer or a data connection to get photos on it in the first place.
There’s also that possibility that you buy yourself an iPad only to find out it’s not really for you! Well before you hand over your hard earned cash on Apple’s latest, why not check out this $99 device from Chinese company Eken.

The plastic bodied device runs Google’s Android O.S version 1.5, which itself has a growing and rather impressive collection of third party apps. The Eken only has 128mb of ram and a rather sluggish processor, but if your wanting to just browse the Web, send emails, listen to music, watch a movie or just play the odd game it should prove to be adequate enough for most.
There is also the added benefit of an SD slot, meaning you can easily upgrade it’s external 2GB of memory quickly and easily share photos with friends directly from a camera’s memory card!

Don’t get us wrong this is no iPad beater, it’s not even in the same league, but what the Eken does (all the basic stuff the iPad can do) will be more than enough for most users who aren’t willing to spend too much, or those who have a netbook and just want a light ‘companion’ tablet to carry around too.

However! There is one catch! and unfortunately it’s a biggy (for us at least) and that’s it rather pathetic 2 hour battery life! 5 times less than the iPad’s (5 times cheaper too though) Let’s hope they address this in later generations!
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11 Comments

  1. April 24, 2010

    Which site would you recommend to buy (from Europe) the electronic products you post?

    Thanks!

  2. AAnd
    April 30, 2010

    This ‘tablet’ is pretty much crap. There is no market, no google apps, the thing is built SO cheaply, half the programs are in Chinese and there’s no USB connection. DON’T buy it.

  3. May 18, 2010

    http://bit.ly/c4TkBJ — Apple iPad World

  4. Harry
    June 16, 2010

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  5. robbbie
    August 2, 2010

    i am very happy with my pad try android manger

  6. reikeme cannon
    October 28, 2010

    Do the epad have wifi where ever

    • October 28, 2010

      There is a model with 3G but this one only has WIFI

  7. Durian
    December 5, 2010

    Can I view my ip cam from this pad. Thanks

  8. venus
    December 6, 2010

    my husband and i really want one, please help me. i dont have muh money for an apple ipod. thanks

  9. eiriz
    December 20, 2010

    where can i buy this tablet?

  10. Yang
    December 21, 2010

    you can find it at http://www.uebay.com