CherryPal's 7" CherryPad Is A $188 7" Android 2.1 Tablet

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Cheap? Alright! Tablet? Alright! Cheap tablet? Double alright! Cherrypal has just introduced what may actually be the cheapest Android 2.1 tablet to ship in the U.S., with the 7" CherryPad costing only $188. It's a bit smaller than the iPad, and runs a Samsung ARM11 CPU (800MHz) with Android 2.1; Android 2.2 is scheduled for an update in Q4 2010.

Unlike the iPad and many other more expensive tablets, this one relies on a resistive touch screen. It has an 800 x 480 resolution display, a built-in gravity sensor, 256MB of DDR2 RAM, 2GB of NAND Flash, a microSD reader and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It has a USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in speakers/microphone and an optional external 3D modem. It weighs just 1.1lbs. and ships with a 3200mAh battery.

Despite the fact that we, and probably everyone, have compared it to the iPad, CherryPal CTO Max Seybold had this to say: "The CherryPad America does not compete against the Apple iPad. The CherryPad addresses the sub-iPad market." Who knows how this thing will perform, but at just $188, it seems like a bargain at any rate.


Cherrypal Launches Powerful 7-Inch $188 Android 2.1 3D Tablet Computer For The Sub-iPad(c) Market

-- Cherrypal Enters Into Exclusive Deal with Green Shopping Site Zecozi

PALO ALTO, CA (October 7, 2010) -- Cherrypal, www.cherrypal.com a California-based manufacturer of high quality, low-energy consuming and affordable personal computers, today announced the availability of its new sub $200 tablet computer, the CherryPad America.

The CherryPad was designed for consumers who are looking for an affordable, powerful, high quality, and low energy-consuming tablet computer with the ability to run the Android operating system. CherryPad is powered by the fast Samsung ARM11, (CPU + GPU + DSP, OpenGL 2.0) 800 GHz processor and runs Android 2.1 and all Android applications. An upgrade option to 2.2 is planned for the fourth quarter 2010.

The CherryPad America features a 7-inch resistive touch widescreen display (no stylus needed) at 800x480 resolution with built-in gravity sensor.  Memory, storage and wireless functions include 256 MBs of DDRII RAM; 2 GB NAND Flash; Micro SD (1x) reader, and WiFi 802.11 b/g.

Standard I/O ports include USB 2.0 supported by an external adapter; 3.5 mm headphone jack, built-in speakers and microphone, DC port, optional external 3G modem. The CherryPad America's Polymer 3200 MAH battery has a run time of 6-8 hours. The device weighs just 1.1 pounds and is housed in a sturdy aluminum case. MSRP of the CherryPad America is $188.

"The CherryPad America does not compete against the Apple(c) iPad. The CherryPad addresses the sub-iPad market," said Cherrypal CTO Max Seybold.

According to Seybold, CherryPad has been designed for consumers who seek a lower cost, more compact tablet PC with the ability to run Android.

"The CherryPad is neither an iPad killer nor an iPad clone, it's a completely different product designed for a different market," Seybold said. "The screen of the CherryPad is only 7-inches big, the processor is slightly less powerful, and the CherryPad comes with Android 2.1 and not Apple's iOS."

At a MSRP of $188, the price for a CherryPad is also less than half of the iPad.

"Early user tests confirmed the CherryPad user experience has been extremely positive. Users appreciate full access to the Android Market, its powerful processor, battery run time, and high quality," Seybold said.

Cherrypal Partners With Zecozi

Cherrypal also announced a strategic partnership with Zecozi (www.zecozi.com), a new online shopping site for conscious consumers. All Cherrypal products will be exclusively sold through Zecozi in the United States, with the exception of volume buyers. Every Cherrypal comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, as well as a 1-year replacement warranty.

"We are a hardware manufacturer first and need to focus on our core competence in order to drive down costs and offer quality products that consumers can afford.  We can offer our products for such a low price because we are fugal with non-product related costs.  When we looked for a strong partner who shares our green, open and fair corporate value system, Zecozi was the obvious choice," said Cherrypal CEO John Collier.

About Cherrypal Corporation

Cherrypal (www.cherrypal.com) is a Palo Alto, California based manufacturer of high-quality, energy-efficient and low-cost computers with worldwide sales operations. Cherrypal's products are designed in Palo Alto, California and manufactured in Asia. 
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Yeah!

Keep them prices falling,........

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Who knows how this thing will perform, but at just $188, it seems like a bargain at any rate.
For that price I almost wanna find out first hand. Wink

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 For that price I almost wanna find out first hand. Wink 

I agree, I've been sitting here thinking about this thing and I'll probably get one of them.

 

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Yeah. Idk if I will or not. One side of me wants to wait till around Christmas to see what all comes out. The other side of me wants to pick this up with my paycheck tomorrow. The wife side of me though will most likely remind me that I just got a SSD last week.Stick out tongue

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its a tad down on specs, My phone out classes it. but I like the direction 

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Oct 8 2010 1:25 AM

"its a tad down on specs, My phone out classes it. but I like the direction ". The only issues I have with these really is size. Ok I can get a smartphone with a 3-4.3" screen with a better display and components as well as much more capability. That is if I want to read on a small device and it is multi-functional. I think they should make Tablets 8-10", I am looking for reading comfortably, and I can't stick a 7" screened device in my pocket anyway.

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They need less of a border around the edges of the screen, but keep the screen size the same. And maybe support for whatever Android 3.0 brings.

Specs aren't bad, but that resistive touch screen is the deal breaker, they may as well include a stylus with it.

The CherryPad America features a 7-inch resistive touch widescreen display (no stylus needed) at 800x480 resolution with built-in gravity sensor. Memory, storage and wireless functions include 256 MBs of DDRII RAM; 2 GB NAND Flash; Micro SD (1x) reader, and WiFi 802.11 b/g.

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