New York-based software and hardware developer Xtex is taking aim directly at the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet and the low-cost tablet market by introducing the My Tablet 7.
The My Tablet 7 is a Google Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” powered tablet that comes in at just $149.99 with decent specs that appear ready to compete with other devices currently available on the open market with higher pricing.
Xtex’s new tablet features a 7-inch 800 x 480-pixel display that is powered by a 1.5GHz processor. The system also offers 16GB of internal storage with an additional 32GB of additional SD storage available for everyday use. For $150 the tablet also comes equipped with 1GB RAM and an HDMI-out port that can play 1080p video.
Also offered on the Xtex My Table 7 is a full USB port, a miniUSB port and Google Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
While camera friendly users won’t necessarily find the devices 2-megapixel front-facing webcam to be the best option on the market at $149.99 we won’t complain too much although the devices low resolution display does leave something to be desired.
It’s still unclear how well the 1.5GHz single-core chipset will run the new Google Android operating system however budget conscious buyers will more than likely not mind a little bit of lag while other users who just want to surf the web and check email with their devices will probably be pleased with those budget friendly features that should work just fine for their limited needs.
In any case the Amazon Kindle Fire at $199.99 may still be the better bet, especially when we consider that Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire devices as loss-leaders which means you are actually getting more mileage for your $199.99 buying decision.