Augen Gentouch78 – 7″ Android tablet now at Kmart

Kmart are showing a new Android tablet from Augen. According to Augen this tablet is running v2.1 and has full access to the Android Market. Retail is $149. Specs for the Gentouch78 are:

  • 800x480 color TFT touch screen
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • 256MB RAM
  • 2GB Flash
  • SDHC card slot (16GB supported)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Supports Ebook Formats: Text, PDF, E-PUB, HTML
  • Supports Media Formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC
  • Picture Viewer in JPEG, BMP
  • Video Player

I'm trying to get my hands on one.

P.S. Do you realize that this tablet is the first to be on the shelf of a big box retailer? Best Buy and Radio Shack have sold Archos tablets before, but they were never in stock in the store. This is a big deal.

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4 Comments on Augen Gentouch78 – 7″ Android tablet now at Kmart

  1. I’ve really been considering picking up the Pandigital Novel. I wonder how this would compare to that in terms of speed and usability.

    • I expect this one to be better. It has a faster CPU and it’s not running the slow-ass stock Home Screen that came with the Novel.
      I also think it will be better than the hacked novel because well, it’s not hacked.

  2. The Novel sucks. Just bought one and I am selling it on ebay as we speak. The screen is a nightmare, the lack of access to the market makes installing apps a chore at best, and the slow-as-hell processor will have you pulling your hair out in no time, even after replacing the stock home app with launcherpro.

  3. I just called Augen and they verified the ereader and the tablet both support Adobe DRM files.

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