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First Next, now Dixons. The retaill group's PC World and Currys stores will next month begin selling - yes, you've guessed it - an own-brand 7in Android tablet for the low, low price of £130.

Not as cheap as the £85 job Morgan Computers is offering, but less than the £180 Next wants for its 10in tablet.

Dixons Advent Vega

Dixons' Advent Vega: ten-incher

Dixons' version will be released under the firm's Advent brand as the Amico, which sounds like a petrol station if you ask us. It has Wi-Fi and runs Android 2.1.

Not so the Advent Vega, a 10in tablet that will run version 2.2 of the Google OS. It too has Wi-Fi, plus a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip, 4GB of storage and a 1.3Mp webcam.

With that spec you wouldn't expect Vega to be a cheap-as-chips product, but it's not Galaxy Tab expensive - you'll pay £250 for it, Dixons said.

Both tablets go on sale on 1 November. ®

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