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Old March 21, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by FiXT View Post
Look into some of the Archos products: - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

A couple android based units that hover around the $300+ range of an ipod touch. I can't vouch for their quality though. As JD said, most of the popular and well reviewed products have a starting price of at least $600.
A guy at my school has one of these: Buy the Archos 7 Refurbished Android Internet Tablet 8GB at

And honestly, it's the slowest thing ever. My Galaxy S is far faster and the Super AMOLED screen simply outshines that Archos. Very dull looking and uses a stylus still. He did put Froyo (Android 2.2) on it rather than the 1.5 it comes with, but it still didn't seem that great IMO.

Most of these low-end tablets will require you to root the thing and installing a custom ROM as well, otherwise it's nearly un-usable in most cases. Assuming there is an active development community surrounding it that is.

Tread carefully and make sure you can find some community support for the device. Most of these Android tablets lack any support from the vendor and get stuck on out-dated versions of Android.
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