Earlier this year, Pandigital announced a firmware upgrade for its 7-inch Pandigital Novel line of products that transformed the eReaders into full Android tablets. Although the Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android tablet doesn't have the same powerful processor or specs as some of the other tablets we've reviewed recently, its low price ($199.99 MSRP, street prices as low as $140 at the time of this writing), will certainly capture the attention of users who are looking for an eReader with added functionality for an affordable price.
Tablets are HOT right now, though not everyone can afford a $500+ Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, or other high-end tablet. With the Pandigital Novel 7-inch tablet, you'll get many of Android's popular functions including the ability to check email, browse the web, manage your calendar, listen to music, watch movies, read books, and much more. The tablet also lets you install apps, though the installation process is different from other Android tablets and smartphones. We'll discuss these differences in greater detail in the coming pages.
The 7-inch Novel eReader comes with 2GB of onboard memory and an SD card slot that supports cards as large as 32GB for easy expansion. The eReader also offers Wi-Fi and USB 2.0 connectivity. We wondered what type of a tablet you can get for less than $200, so we decided to check it out. Join us in the coming pages as we take a hands-on look at the Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android tablet.
Digital TFT LCD
600 x 800 pixels
5.25 x 7.25 x .5 inches
MP3, AAC, WAV
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC+ up to 32GB
Full touchscreen / Virtual Keyboard
Volume Up/Down, Power On/Off
(1) mini-USB 2.0
(1) stereo mini headphone
||Built-in rechargeable Li-ion (AC adapter included)
||5.25" x 7.25" x .5"