A OEM and ODM manufacturer called ITOne Digital Company offers a new solution to affordable tablet PC needs. The device costs only $49, which is apparently enough to give users a 7-inch capacitive display and a processor with an unspecified brand clocked at 1.2 GHz. On top of that, ITone throws in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Given the price, the slate is expected to have 512 MB of RAM, although users can select a flavor that is equipped with 1 GB, naturally for a higher cost. Internal Nand flash memory, meanwhile, is 4 GB, but this can be expanded as usual with a built-in microSD memory card slot. Other than this, it is hard to find more details about the tablet.
Clearly, the $49 price tag is attractive, and would appeal probably to those who simply want their first slate, just to see what is so special with the ubiquitous gadget. However, despite the low cost, it is doubtful whether this tablet will be worth its price in the long run. The Shenzen, China-based ITOne Digital Company is not exactly popular yet as an electronics manufacturer in the international market, although it has several offerings that range from IC recorders, mp3 players, to e-book readers.
That said, big surprises often come from small packages. In the same manner, just because a product is relatively unknown, it does not automatically mean that it is not worth a look. Perhaps, one should probably not entirely discount ITOne Digital Company’s new tablet, especially since it carries Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
At the very least, this product offering at least tells at that it is possible to have the operating system on such an inexpensive device, contrary to what larger manufacturers might lead us to believe. On the other hand, $49 may be a low price, but is nonetheless money that can be saved for other more expensive purchases, like perhaps a tablet from a better-known manufacturer.
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