March 22, 2010 | by Chris Smith
We have already seen some cheap and mostly questionable Android tablets floating around but this one may actually be legit. The company Enso has made available the 8GB zenPad, an Android 1.6 toting 5″ screen tablet. The best part about this device is that it is available today for $155 (with the fully spec’d 3G and GPS for $210) with $25 shipping. At that price it seems that a device like this could almost classify itself as an impulse buy.
You can get the entire spec rundown on Enso’s site, but here are some of the important ones:
- 5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen touchscreen display (no word on capacitive or resistive)
- Google Android 1.6 w/ Android Market
- Samsung ARM based 533/667MHz processor
- 1GB ROM, 8GB MicrosSD, dedicated 256MB RAM
- Standard headphone jack, microSD card slot, and on/off, sleep/wake hardware buttons
- Estimated 6 hour battery life with straight audio, video, or back-light on
These specs are pretty standard and aren’t that incredible, but the price of the unit is what really catches the eye. This may be a decent eReader with added capabilities for a nice low price tag. But, other than that I don’t necessarily see the point.
Surely this tablet will move a few units but it just doesn’t seem like something that is needed. It is more of a cheap Android tablet for the sake of creating a cheap Android tablet; there isn’t anything that innovative here. But if you are in the need for a dirt cheap Android 1.6 tablet this may be your fix. Any takers?