Fashion outlet Next is offering a rival to Apple's best selling iPad tablet for a cut-price £180.
The Next 10-inch Tablet comes with a WXGA LCD touchscreen display, runs the Google Android operating system, offers 2 GB storage plus card reader, which includes a 8 GB Micro SD card.
The Arm 11 processor powers the device, while the tablet comes Wi-Fi enabled, with 2 x USB ports, microphone and headphone socket.
Like Apple's iPad, the Next tablet operates in both portrait and landscape mode.
According to The Guardian, the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has tried one, and so far isn't impressed.
More less than positive reviews can be found at Android community.
"The growing number of cheap Android tablets reaching the high-street is leaving reviewers cold, with UK retailer Next‘s £180 10-inch slate the latest to get criticised. PDA-247 bought one, and found it unbearably slow, that the battery lasted a mere 30 minutes of web browsing, and that the download application – not the Android Market – ended up hiding the software it had installed so you couldn’t actually run it," Chris Davies notes.
Next also sells Archos tablets, in 7-inch, 8-inch and 9-inch versions starting from £140.
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