It’s apparently cheap Android tablet week in the US. KMart has started selling a limited number of Augen GenTouch78 tablets for $150. But if the 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display and 800MHz processor aren’t doing it for you, Flat Computing has a somewhat sexier model which is still reasonably inexpensive at $285.
The FlatPad A10 has a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen display and a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. This tablet has 256MB of RAM and 2GB of internal memory. It runs Google Android 2.1. The FlatPad has an accelerometer, WiFi support, and a microSD card slot.
The tablet also has a USB host port, a headphone jack, and stereo speakers. It has a 2400mAh battery which the company says is good for up to 5 hours of run time with WiFi on and 7 hours with the wireless turned off. The tablet can reportedly handle 1080p HD video playback.
The FlatPad A10 measures 10.6″ x 7″ x 0.6″.
Flat Computing says a Google Android 2.2 Froyo update will be available in August.
Shanzai.com reports that the FlatPad A10 appears to be a rebranded Zenithink ZT-180 tablet, the same as the WiiPad, which sounds about right to me. The main difference (aside from the name change), is that the FlatPad is available for purchase in the US today.
You can check out an overview of the ZT-180 at Shanzai.com. And you can check out Shanzai’s hands-on video after the break.