Would you like to get a very cheap Android-based tablet? The folks at the UK-based company Andy Pad have been slowly promoting such a product and now it looks like their marketing machine is starting to ramp up to a launch on September 1. The companys official web site has been updated with more info about both the standard Andy Pad and the Andy Pad Pro version.
While the standard Andy Pad had previously been announced with a price of £129 (about $210) the more powerful Andy Pad Pro now has an official pricing of £179 (about $290). Both products have the 2.3 Gingerbread version of the Android operating system (as opposed to the 3.1 version which is made specifically for tablet products). Both have a 7-inch touch screen and WiFi support but the standard Andy Pad has 8 GB of storage, a front side only camera, a resistive touch screen, and a video resolution of up to 800x600. The Andy Pad Pro has 16 GB of storage, Bluetooth wireless support, a capacitive touch screen, 1024x768 video resolution, both front and rear cameras and more. Both versions will also come with a number of apps and games pre-installed.
You can check out a YouTube video below that shows the standard version of the Andy Pad in action. It will be interesting to see if this product, with such a low price point, will gain an audience. At the moment, the product is being sold exclusively via the Andy Pad web site; theres no word if the product will be sold in retail stores.