We told you earlier that Amazon had seen profits slump as the retailer invests heavily in its upcoming Android tablet. But the company may see more competition in the budget sector, as the Impression Android tablet will come in cheaper than the Kindle Fire.
The US based tablet PC maker Leader International Inc, already has the Impression 10 that was released earlier this year. According to Tablets Planet the 9.7-inch device is available for around $350, and the company has come back with an even cheaper offering. This time it will offer a new 7-inch model that will retail for the incredible $179 price bracket.
For your money you will get a device that has an 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, which will also be running the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. With this type of screen it will need users to use a stylus or a finger nail over your finger tip.
Other features of the device include an accelerometer G- sensor, 4GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, 0.3 megapixel camera, and a microSD slot allows for memory expansion up to 16GB. The tablet PC also comes with 1 USB port, 1 mini-USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone socket. Battery life from the 3.7V Lithium polymer unit is claimed to be six hours.
The new Impression tablet PC is set to be available from retailers next month, and should provide consumers a nice alternative to more expensive devices. What do you make of the new Impression 7 tablet PC?