Eken, a China-based electronics manufacturer, wants to try its luck in the United States market with the B70 tablet. The device was recently spotted in the website of the Federal Communications Commission, where the device would be tested. Once it passes the FCC, however, the device would have to contend with many other tablets in the low-end segment.
On the e-commerce website AliExpress, the device sells for around $99, but it is still unknown whether Eken will offer the tablet for the same price in the United States.
As one might expect from a low-end tablet, its specifications are humble. It has a 5-point capacitive touchscreen display measuring 7 inches, with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is driven by an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor running at 1.5GHz and comes with a 4GB storage capacity and 512 MB of RAM. Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Wi-Fi is the connectivity of choice on the tablet. Bluetooth, however, is not supported.
The device allows access to the Google Play Store, as well as other Google services like Google Maps and Gmail. It is able to support many languages, including five variants of English.
On its front, one will find a 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat whereas on its rear is a 2-megapixel camera for capturing better-quality images and video. A built-in microphone and speaker serve to make video calling easy on the tablet, and may be used for other entertainment purposes, as well.
Its interface comes with an HDMI slot, a microSD card slot, a DC jack, a mini USB port, a regular-sized USB port, and an earphones jack. A complete package includes a charger, a user manual, and a mini USB cable apart from the tablet.