E FUN Next3 Android 2.1 tablet available for $230, real fun sold separately
Getting sick of cheap Android tablets and e-readers? Boy, we hope not, because E FUN’s Next3 is just one of many being announced in time for CES 2011. As you may have gleaned from the headline, the Nextbook Next3 runs Android 2.1 and has the usual array of specs for its $230 price — a resistive, 800×400-resolution 8.4-inch display, a 600MHz Rockchip processor, WiFi 802.11 b/g, 2GB of onboard storage, and an SD card slot. From the looks of the pictures in the gallery and the short press release after the break, it seems to be positioned as more of an e-reader than a tablet — you know, with its integrated Borders eBook Store and all — but you should be able to surf the web and watch some videos on it. No word on what apps are preloaded, but naturally there’s Market access. We’re going to call a spade a spade here, and say this thing looks a heck of a lot like the Pandigital Novel and Velocity Micro Cruz Reader, but we’ll be checking it out in Vegas in a few weeks to get a confirmation on that. Don’t let that stop you from ordering one today, though — it’s only $200 at HSN right now.