I’ve got a website for you to check out – they are a Canadian company (based in Winnipeg) that sells higher-end Android tablets. They carry tablets from AOC, Viewsonic, Coby and are currently expanding their product line to Archos and various others. Worth giving a look if you’re in the market to spend as much as you would on an iPad! Check out BuyTablets.ca

The Nook Color is finally set to get an official Android 2.2 Froyo update after months of developers hacking the e-Reader into becoming a full-fledged and affordable tablet. The news come courtesy of HSN – that’s right! Not Bloomberg, not WSJ, not even Engadget, but the Home Shopping Network! HSN has stated in their infomercials that Barnes & Noble will be rolling out an over-the-air update (OTA) for the Nook Color to Android 2.2 in “mid-April.” The update brings Adobe Flash Player, Sketchpad, Angry Birds and some sort of push email notification. There is also promise of a lot of “Nook apps” however we hope this doesn’t mean there is still no official Android Market app (although you may be able to side load it. HSN also states that customers who purchase the Nook Color on the show are “guaranteed to be the very first people updated.” Trackback: Gizmocrunch

Another cheap tablet on tigerdirect! $109.99 after a $20 discount coupon. I expect shipping to be the same $10 to Canada. USA Link – Use coupon code WQO22984 Canada Link – Use coupon code VZJ22993

Looking for a cheap tablet from a reputable company? Try a refurbished Archos 7 Home Tablet. This is the original version, but it states on Tigerdirect that it is running 2.1. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=19180&CatId=6957 $99.97 after using the $30 off coupon code! Use YHO22972 in Canada and RML22975 in the States at checkout time. Shipping is $10 in Canada via UPS.

If the extent of your mastery of the Italian language entails adding an unnecessary “a” after every other word and gesticulating with your hands, like Jen in that episode of The I.T. Crowd, you may not get a lot from the nine minute and 39 second video below. Still, it’s worth at least a quick look. It’s an unboxing and hands-on of the Olivetti Olipad 100, including an extensive display of the customized interface that sits atop Android and, honestly, doesn’t look half bad. Performance, driven by an ARM Cortex A9, looks quite good on this €394 tablet, which works out to about $550. For the rest of the detailed impressions you’ll have to drop your former pen-pal in Florence a line and see if she can translate for you, then you can lament about how you just can’t get good carbonara in the States. Video after the break. Trackback: Engadget

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