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Dixons announces the Advent Vega tablet PC

Android Advent Amico also due for November launch

Dixons Advent Vega PC tablet

The Dixons Advent Vega PC tablet is expected to go on sale alongside the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 1st 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.

Next 10" Tablet

The Next 10″ Tablet costs £180

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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