It seems everyone wants to get into the new technology game. Earlier this year we had a $150 Android tablet pop up for sale at KMart. Even a $100 netbook available at CVS. Now we get a $99 Android tablet at your local Walgreens Pharmacy.
The Maylong M-150 is just that. The 7-inch Android tablet will be available exclusively at Walgreens for just about $100. This is you basic, entry-level tablet in every concievable category. Starting out with a 400MHz VM8505+ ARM9 processor and 256MB of RAM, which is certainly nothing to brag about. It comes with a a modest 2GB of built-in storage.
You also get a standard 7-inch (400×800) resistive touchscreen. Then comes the bare minimum of standard perks like 802.11b/g WiFi, microSD slot, and some speakers. It does however ship with a 10/100 Ethernet and USB dongle.
The Maylong M-150 ships with the now older Android 1.6 operating system, a full feature browser, ebook reader, and a YouTube app. The Maylong, like most generic tablets, doesn’t come with access to the Android Market. But the product page says you can “download and install custom Google Android applications”. So if you have some .APK files, then you should have no trouble loading them in with help from the file browser app. You get a digital picture frame app also.
The Maylong M-150 looks cool, the UI has some familiar aesthetics. Hmm, I know I’ve seen some of those icons somewhere else, I just can’t think of it (kidding). Anyways it’s basic, it’s cheap, and after reading some reviews it seems to do it’s job very well. If you want want to try this tablet out, head over to your local Walgreens or Walgreens.com.
Update: I can’t find a definitive answer, but it might have a small rear camera. Also some reports of it coming loaded with the Android Market. Like I said I’m unsure, it’s a $99 tablet!