Kmart is advertising a Google Android OS 7″ Tablet from Augen which I have never heard of before. It’s called the GENTOUCH and is selling at Kmart for $149.99. There is very little information about this tablet as the Augen website does not have any info about it nor does the Kmart website. There are no specs listed and it is also not know which version of the Android OS this is running.
I’d really like to know if anyone has information about this because at a price of only $149.99, it might be a neat little toy to get just to be able to mess around with android and not have to buy an Android phone. According to the ad, the device is wifi enabled.
I may make a run to Kmart this week just to see what the GENTOUCH looks like in person and what the real specs and OS version are.
UPDATE: (Thanks Roebeet)
Augen has just updated their website with detailed information about the GENTOUCH 78. There is not a spec sheet along with some of the features of the GENTOUCH 78.
- 800×480 color TFT touch panel screen
- CPU: 800 Mhz
- Ram: DDR2 256mb
- Internal Memory: 2GB
- Expansion Slots: SD/MMC card slot up to 16GB
- Wi-Fi Connectivity with Full Web Browsing Capability
- Supports Ebook Formats: Text, PDF, E-PUB, HTML
- Supports Media Formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC
- Supports most popular E-Book formats
- Picture Viewer in JPEG, BMP
- Video Player
- Rechargeable Lithium Battery
- Carrying case included
- Leather Carrying Case
- USB Cable (for data transfers only)
- UL Certified AC Adapter
Now that we have more information about it, would you still get it? For $149.99, I don’t think its a bad deal whatsoever. The specs aren’t as impressive as the iPad or even the newest Android mobile phones, but what you get for $149.99 seems to be a decent tablet that is able to view websites, email, video, ebooks, pictures and be able to access the Android Marketplace. Also what’s great is that the device already include Android 2.1 which is a step ahead of most of these generic style Android tablets that only have 1.6 installed.
As you may have read i n the comments however. Kmart might not even have these in stock yet even though it is advertised in this week’s ad. I would either call ahead first so you don’t waste a trip.