Posted on 10/29/2010 13:58 EST
This time it's Acer launching a line of cheap PC tablets, according to Engadget. Stay tuned for details; these gadgets hit the stores at Thanksgiving.
"Not much more to tell you that you didn't already pick up from the headline. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci told Dow Jones Newswire that it will be launching its first line of tablet PCs in New York City on November 23rd, priced from $299 to $699 each..."
Posted on 10/29/2010 13:55 EST
Tablet-hungry frugalistas can relax. For $188, reports PC Magazine, you can get an iPad knock-off that might take the edge off your appetite. Read the instant review here.
"$499. $399. These are the prices we're seeing for tablets (and those are the cheapest ones). But how about $188? That's what Cherrypal is asking for its Android tablet, the CherryPad. Cherrypal is best known for its $99 computer, so the $188 CherryPad comes as no surprise. It's a 7-inch, Android 2.1–running tablet that weighs a little over a pound, has built-in WiFi, an 800-MHz processor, resistive touch screen, 2GB internal memory with a slot for more, and lots of the other trappings you'll find on much more expensive tablets.
But is the CherryPad any good? That remains to be seen. Based on the few minutes I had with the device, it's totally functional, and is faster and more responsive than I expected..."
on PC Magazine
Posted on 10/28/2010 0:51 EST
Upscale merchants keep discovering bargain shoppers. This time it's Neiman Marcus. NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reports on a new line of budget-priced stores opening in the haute retailer's home state.
"Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is launching a line of moderately priced stores.
The prototype Last Call Studio is already open at Inwood Village on Lovers Lane in Dallas.
Neiman Marcus says shoppers who visit the studio stores can find as great an offering as at any other similarly priced store in Dallas..."
on NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Posted on 10/27/2010 13:04 EST
A very cheap Android smartphone from T-Mobile. See what Devicemag.com has to say about it.
"T-Mobile has a plethora of top-notch Android smartphones which are already being sold through various channels and there are some more attractions to arrive. One of those upcoming attractions is the LG Optimus T, though it does not belong to the top-notch lineage we are accustomed to seeing from this big-time US carrier.
Ironically, Optimus T takes the cake for being the cheapest Android OS powered cellphone being sold by T-Mobile in the US. It may ‘also' be the cheapest Android handsets to have ever arrived in the market, if not the cheapest already..."
Posted on 10/27/2010 13:01 EST
Another cheap Android tablet has hit the market. You can find this one, reports Softpedia.com, at Walgreen's. Best uses: browsing the Internet and watching YouTube movies.
"Maylong, a US-based developer focused on personal navigation systems has just made available one of the cheapest Android tablets on the market. Maylong M-150 tablet is now available and "in stock" at Walgreen for just $99.99, which is $30 cheaper than the regular price ($129.99).
The device is on sale for more than a week now and proves to be an excellent product, even though it sells so cheap..."