The race to the bottom of the tablet market continues it seems. For those users willing to scrape on the quality of their tablet-using experience in order to save cash but don’t want to compromise on enjoying the latest flavor of Google’s Android OS, then E Fun’s Next 7S could be the answer. If you can tolerate a 2 point capacitive touch screen and the lack of the Android Market then the attractive $130 price point could make this a bargain slate. The specs include a 1GHz single-core CPU, an uninspiring 800×480 display resolution, mini-USB and 4GB of internal storage (upgradable to 32GB via microSD slot).
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich it features access to the Barnes & Noble Nook store and the GetJar App Store. The Next 7S is billed as being ideal for ‘Moms’ to check their emails, surf the web and watch YouTube videos. The ‘Moms’ reference relates to the tablet’s impending release date of Mother’s Day. As the press release clearly outlines: “While appreciated by techies, E FUN products are primarily designed for consumers who desire the latest technological products, but are more concerned with what they do, not how they do it.” Additional features include a front-facing camera, support for Flash 11 and 1080P video.
The Next 7S has just gone on sale now at select stores throughout the US.