It’s called the Avoca and usually costs £99, but right now Carphone Warehouse are kicking them out for less than half price – just £49 while stocks last.
Don’t get your hopes up, this isn’t exactly going to match up with an iPad, but it could be the best way to let your kids play Angry Birds without having to worry about chocolate and dribble getting onto it.
Now, the press release mentions a 7″ screen and an 8 hour battery life…that’s about it, but we’ve done some digging and I can tell you that it’s the “Avoca 7” with WiFi, 8GB of storage, 512MB memory and an 800×480 pixel screen. It doesn’t seem to have GPS but does have Google Play and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The battery is 3000mAh and, although it can give you up to 8 hours, it’ll have 3.5 hours of life if you hammer it.
More below, or you can click here to get one. Pop into your local store if you’d like a hands-on with it.
CARPHONE WAREHOUSE ANNOUNCES LOWEST PRICED TABLET, EVER
LONDON, 25th October 2013: From today, Carphone Warehouse is cutting the price of a tablet to just £49: the lowest price ever.
Only available from Carphone Warehouse, this family-friendly Android-powered 7” tablet features a cool metallic design and is great for everyday activities such as internet browsing, social networking, apps, videos and music.
Graham Stapleton, Carphone Warehouse UK Chief Executive, said: “We know that over a third of tablet purchases are for children and family use but that one of the main barriers to not buying a tablet is cost. Our Android 7” tablet smashes right through the previous lowest priced tablets and is perfect for families and anyone wanting a modern, portable tablet at a bargain price. I know a tablet will be top of many Christmas lists this year and this price makes top technology affordable for even more people, so we’re expecting this to be hugely popular.”
David Phelan, Mobile Technology Advisor at Carphone Warehouse says, “Not only are many tablets becoming more affordable, they’re also now offering more bang for the buck. Carphone Warehouse’s Avoca 7 at £49 is a bargain. It runs on Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android software, so can run all the top Android apps, and, unlike many tablets, has a memory card slot so you can add more storage space if needed. With up to 8 hours battery life and weighing 350g it’s super-portable and perfect for travelling as well as using at home.”
The tablet also has wi-fi, audio connections, an in-built eBook reader and a front-facing camera that can be used as a webcam for Skype or for taking pictures. It’s available now at Carphone Warehouse: go to www.carphonewarehouse.co.uk, visit a store or call 0870 870 0870.
Usually priced at £99, the tablet is available for less than half price at £49 while stocks last.