Sylvania Introduces $179.99 7" Android Tablet
The 7" device has a 800x480 resolution, a touch panel, 6-hour battery, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of Flash memory, a microSD card (supports up to 16GB), 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, two mini-USB sockets, an HDMI video output and Android 2.1 as the operating system. Android 2.1 is definitely getting aged, but many new Android tablets are still using it.
It's unlikely that this device will support native access to the Google Android Market, and as we have already seen with CherryPad's low-end CherryPal tablet, these cheap tablets tend to perform poorly in use. But if you want to give this whole tablet thing a try, and you only have $179, this looks like a pretty good option.