It looks like handset and tablet manufacturers are more concerned about their products’ prices than about their design quality and performance.
Even though there are some exceptions, the general trend in emerging markets is to launch extremely cheap devices.
In this regard, XTEX has recently announced the availability of an affordable 7-inch Android tablet. Simply called My Tablet, the slate is powered by Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Although the tablet doesn’t seem to feature 3G support, XTEX confirmed My Tablet as being Wi-Fi-enabled. However, the main highlight of the tablet is the fact that it will sell for only $150 USD (115 EUR).
Customers will be able to choose from three color schemes at launch, black, white and pink, but more color options may be added later.
My Tablet is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz single-core processor and packs 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 48GB).
The 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports 800 x 480 pixels resolution. XTEX also mentions that the table comes with a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, but there is no info on the rear camera (if any).
The device also sports USB Mini, USB Ports, a TF Card Slot (supporting up to 32GB), headset port and HDMI 1080P output.
“Everyone is walking around with a tablet device under their arms. The 10-inch tablet's become a fashion accessory, like not so long ago when everybody wore cell phones clipped to their belt. The My Tablet 7-inch is just right. Not only is it about the size of a paperback book and ultra-slim to slip easily into a jacket or back pocket, but also it's loaded with features for convenience and on-the-go connectivity,” said XTEX VP Allen Kiehl.