Never heard of E FUN? You aren't alone. The company's hardly a household
name, but they're one of the many "little guys" popping out e-readers,
tablets and handhelds in a bid to fend off those mega-corporations like
Apple, LG and Samsung
. The company is this week announcing that their
Next6 capacitive touchscreen Android tablet is now shipping, providing a
little competition to the 7" Galaxy Tab.
This model also has a 7" LCD, along with built-in Wi-Fi, an e-reader
application, SlideME application manager and an admittedly large bezel.
Users will get 25 eBooks pre-loaded, and while there's no access to the
Android Market, you will find a custom market to download applications
from. You'll also get 4GB of built-in flash memory, an SD card slot,
built-in speakers, a G-sensor and USB connectivity.
The major selling point here is price: it's marked at just $269.99, which includes a case and can ship immediately. Is it worth your time to mess with a lower-end tablet? If you're into saving money, it might be...