So you’re in the mood for something relatively tiny and extremely low in cost considering it’s attached to no data plan? How about an Android device by the name of Skytex Primer Pocket? It’s certainly not the most magnificent device you’ve ever beheld, it having a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 pixel resolution multi-touch resistive touch panel LCD display, a 600 MHz MIPS Xburst processor with a 400MHz DSP for video playback, and Android 2.2 Froyo onboard. On the other hand, think of how awesome this little number would have seemed a year or two ago!
Today though, such a tiny and woefully underpowered device is doomed to fail – though I wouldn’t mind having one for free just to fiddle around with. You can purchase this device today for $89 USD from Abe’s of Maine if you like, this apparently being $10 less than the Skytex group had originally announced the “tablet” as being. Skytex is indeed calling this device a “media tablet”, and I suppose there’s no reason why they shouldn’t, as a tablet, last I hear the Viewsonic company define it at MWC 2011, was anything bigger than 4-inches.
What do you think?
This device also has 4GB of onboard storage, up to 16GB more via its microSD card slot, and 256MB DDR2 RAM inside. Connections include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, mini USB, single microphone and a 1Watt speaker. You’ll also get the necessary USB cable you’ll need to plug this device into the wall and your desktop computer, though one thing missing from this equation: the Android Market. Instead you’ll have to work with the Amazon App Store or some other third-party site to gain access to all your favorite apps and games.[via Skytex]