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Augen 7" Android Tablet, $149 at K-Mart: iPad killer?

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    Augen 7" Android Tablet, $149 at K-Mart: not an iPad killer!

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    When you thought "inexpensive" and "tablet" don't belong in the same sentence, K-Mart is about to prove you wrong. The Augen GenTouch Android tablet is hitting K-Mart shelves this weekend, according to its latest circular, for the low price of $149. You will be getting a 7" 800x480 TFT LCD screen, 800Mhz CPU, 256MB RAM, 2GB storage, WiFi connectivity, SD/MMC slot (up to 16GB) and Android 2.1 with Market capability. The rest of the specs are unknown at this time, but for $149 I would expect the CPU to be an older ARM6 or ARM11. And if that wasn't enough, the Augen GenTouch comes with a leather carrying case and AC Adapter. The GenTouch may not be as spiffy as the German WeTab or the Dell Streak, but for the price, you certainly can't go wrong! We believe this to be the first readily-available-in-the-US Android 2.1 tablet, and are extremely excited to get our paws on one soon.

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    Check out a video user review of the Auger GenTouch Tablet (cheers MrJn7)
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfha5r6law0&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    Anyone planning on snagging a GenTouch this weekend? Let us know. Also head on over to our dedicated Augen GenTouch Forum

    via Engadget
    Source: AugenUS, K-Mart
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
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    I dont think Augen would call this an "iPad killer". Its cool. Its probably functional. Its affordable, but its going after a totally different market.
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    with the current ipad delays, it will be interesting to see how successful this device will become. but yes i agree, this is targeting a different audience.
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    Not an iPad killer. Though hopefully will speed along the price drops.
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    Oh, nice! And what does it do?:p
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    "iPad killer"....lol
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    The iPad killer does not exist, and will not for a long time.
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    An iPad killer would have to be able to get content, more content than Apple can give us. How could this be possible? Is it possible?
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    No, an iPad killer would simply have to do what the iPad cannot. Simple printing, customizable home screens, network streaming of video and audio, wireless syncing, etc, etc, etc. This is not an iPad killer, its not trying to be. This will be popular though unless it sucks completely out of the gate, because it will be easily overclocked and hacked into something awesome.
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    This may get more popular because of the price, but that will only encourage the apple team to make the iPad better.
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    I'm tempted to check this out if only for the fact that I love my Moto Droid.
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    That's like an iPad, in the same way a Ford Focus is like a Bugatti Veyron.

    That's not saying it hasn't got it's uses; I can actually see more obvious uses for that than I can see for my £700 iPad, but a killer? *smirk* no.
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    Price point is too low. They charge $500 for a 1 3/4 inch screen phone without a data plan. These folks are too greedy - where's the hook?
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    NOT in any way and ipad killer this looks like tinker toy
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    There is no comparison with the iPad period

    Not any where in the same class
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    K-mart, where I go for all my technology needs........
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    Lol Bremen , that's the best we buy cheap clothing in k-mark in Australia And Xmas toys
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    This is certainly an interesting development, but it screams being an inferior product. The price point is too dramatically low and there's no other information available on the internet about this device. And then there's the K-mart thing. I can see 2.5-3 stars in the future of this device.

    Having said that, I'm rooting for this thing. Don't get me wrong, I love my iPad and I want the iPad to dominate. But a little market pressure over pricing is a good thing for everyone.
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    The whole notion of an iPad "killer", or an iPhone "killer" is nebulous. Does it just have to sell more? Does it have to actually take away sales from the iPad? Who cares about the sales of any device?

    Like I've said many times, in the next few years we will be seeing many, many slate tablets, tablets with keyboards, android tablets, windows tablets, apple tablets, linux tablets, and who knows what else. Why does every similarly shaped device get judged by it being an "iPad killer" or not. The iPad may continue to have mass appeal, but many of these devices will be targeted at areas the iPad does not have appeal. Budget tablets like this are certainly not expecting to replace the iPad as the most popular tablet for sale. They are making something that people who would never buy an iPad would want. Good for them, I hope its a great success. There's lots of room for all kinds of products out there.
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    I much prefer the iPad I don't like the android at all, to me it looks cheap.

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