Kmart is currently offering an Android-based 7-inch tablet for $149.99. The deal is good until Saturday July 31--the tablet will then be jacked back up to its original $169.99 pricetag.
Manufactured by Augen, the GENTOUCH78 is powered by Android 2.1 and features an 800 x 480 color TFT touch screen, an unspecified CPU clocked at 800 MHz, 256MB of DDR2 RAM, an internal storage capacity of 2GB, and an SD/MMC card slot that supports up to 16GB capacities. Although the device doesn't offer 3G connectivity, built-in Wi-Fi support allows the user to surf the Internet and download apps from the Android Market.
As for multimedia capabilities, the device supports MP3, WMA, FLAC, and AAC formats--consumers can even watch their favorite movies in 720p thanks to an included video player. Other bundled features consist of a leather carrying case, a USB cable, a UL-certified AC adapter, and a rechargeable lithium battery.
The drawback to this cheaply-priced tablet is actually good news for Kmart--the deal is so hot that it can't keep the tablet in stock.
"It's taking us a bit longer to get the product in all of our stores, but if you go to your local Kmart store and pick up a raincheck for the device--it's on sale for $149.99 right now; the regular price is $169.99--we will honor the lower price when you pick it up in stores," the company said in a blog. "The Augen tablet should be in Kmart retail locations soon."
Now the question is this--can this device get a little Froyo love, or is it locked with Android v2.1?