Dixons announces the Advent Vega tablet PCAndroid Advent Amico also due for November launch
06 October 2010
Dixons Retail, the parent company of PC World and Currys, has announced the launch of two, affordable Android-based tablet computers: the Advent Vega and the Advent Amico.
Dixons Advent Vega
The Advent Vega runs Android's 2.2 operating system and sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a 1Ghz processor, which is in-line with the Samsung Galaxy Tab's specifications.
The Vega has a 1.3Mp camera, and Dixons claims that each single battery charge will give the tablet PC up to ten hours of life.
Dixons Advent Amico
The Advent Amico runs the Android 2.1 operating system and has a screen measuring seven inches diagonally rather than the 10.1-inch screen size of the Vega.
It too has a camera - unlike the Apple iPad tablet computer - but Dixons hasn't announced its resolution.
It looks as though both tablet computers will be bundled with a 4GB SD memory card, and it seems that they are set to become available to buy on 1st November - the same day that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will launch.
Which? will buy them on the morning of their launch and bring you our initial impressions as quickly as we can.
Next tablet computer
Not wanting to miss out on the PC tablet action, Next has also begun to sell a 10-inch Android tablet, with 2GB of internal memory and a bundled 8GB MicroSD card. The product costs £180. We'll bring you a first look review of this model soon, and will be including it alongside other multimedia tablets in our forthcoming lab-based tablet reviews.
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