Feeds

Next fashions budget 10in Android tablet

Cheap for a reason

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

UK clothing retailer Next has quietly begun offering a 10in Android 2.1 tablet.

The £180 gadget packs in 8GB of Flash storage, a 1GHz ARM processor, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, one or two USB ports depending on which spec list you read, a Micro SD card slot, and a headphone socket.

Next Tablet

The LED-backlit screen is said to be "WXGA", but it's actually 1024 x 600, we understand, and it's resistive, which explains why the tablet is so relatively cheap. So does the three-hour battery life.

A closer look at the shots on the Next site point to a machine very much like this 10in Android 2.1 tablet from Hong Kong-based Yeeway, which is offering the tablet for $153-161 (£96-101) for the 2GB model and probably less if you buy in bulk.

Yeeway Tablet
Yeeway Tablet

The Yeeway tablet is the same size as the Next one - 270 x 180 x 15mm, according to a spec sent to use by Next. The CPU is a 1GHz LNX Code 11, in case you were wondering, and there's 256MB of DDR 2 memory on board too. The tablet weighs 695g. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.