No one will deny that the iPad is very expensive with the base version selling for nearly $500. Despite the high cost, Apple is selling as many of them as it can make. There are a number of people interested in a tablet though that simply can't afford the iPad. A company called Cherry Pal has a new Android tablet that is coming to market called the CherryPad specifically aimed at these folks looking to buy a tablet in the sub-iPad price range.
The CherryPad is a 7-inch tablet with Android 2.1 as the OS. An update for Android 2.2 will be offered later in the year. The little tablet has a Samsung ARM11 CPU at 800MHz and supports all Android apps. The screen is resistive touch capable and has a resolution of 800 x 480 and an integrated gravity sensor. Other features include WiFi, a microSD card slot, 256MB of DDRII RAM, and 2GB of flash storage.
If you want, the thing with 3G coverage an optional 3G modem is available to purchase. The CherryPad has a pair of USB ports, integrated speakers and a mic along with a headphone jack. The internal battery is a 3200mAh unit good for up to eight hours of use per charge. The tablet weighs 1.1 pounds and has an aluminum case. The best feature is the price; you can buy the CherryPad America for $188 plus $18 shipping.
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