The secret to Android's success in the tablet space is going to be the various manufacturers' ability to launch lower cost slates, a point that was proven when Amazon debuted its $199 Kindle Fire tablet, which quickly became the second best selling slate behind the mighty iPad. The Kindle Fire, of course, is more of a glorified eBook reader that measures just 7 inches. As far as full-sized 10-inch slates go, Ematic thinks it has a winner on its hands with its new eGlide XL Pro 2, an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet priced at a reasonable $220.
The specs won't blow you away -- it has a 1GHz processor, 400MHz GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5GB of cloud storage, and a microSD card -- but its price point could prove highly attractive to potential tablet owners who don't need a ton of bells and whistles.
"We’re thrilled to launch the eGlide XL Pro 2, and add it to our expanding line of tablets which suit various needs and lifestyles," says Roy Rayn, General Manager of Ematic. "This tablet incorporates everything our consumers love about Ematic products: durability, productivity and affordability."
The eGlide XL Pro 2 comes with a selection of pre-loaded apps, including the Kobo eReading application. It also has an HDMI port for connecting the tablet to your HDTV, a three-axis gyroscope, front-facing camera, and built-in Wi-Fi.
You can find the Glide XL Pro 2 at ShopNBC.com, Walmart.com, and Amazon.com.