The $88 Android PDA

Charbax of ArmDevices.net found this neat PDA at Computex last week.  It's made by Acorp, aTaiwan based consumer electronics company. The $88 is the wholesale price, but it still makes up a lot for the Android 1.5 OS, and 600 MHz CPU. I've seen the video, and I have to ask: is it just me or does this look a lot like the Archos 5 IT (only thicker)?

I'm tempted more by the 7" model from later in the video. It's wholesaling for $100.

P.S. So why am I calling it a PDA? Well, I've decided that it's a little silly to call a device with a 4.8" screen a tablet. I think a device this size is a lot closer to being a PDA than a tablet. If I ever get my hands on the Dell Streak I'm going to call it a smartphone. (That's what it is.)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. hank12 December, 2010

    Hello? Did anyone look into this? Nothing like it shows up at the company’s website today.

    Reply
    1. Nate the great12 December, 2010

      It looks like they didn’t follow through on it.

      Reply
  2. Fran30 January, 2012

    Why is it you guys think bigger is better? I’ve been looking for a tablet to replace my Palm TX, small with WiFi, contacts, ebook reader, etc, etc that will fit in my purse or pocket. I don’t need the whole computer, but a PDA replacement with more speed and better internet than my beloved PalmTX would be awesome. Anything out there besides Apple Touch?

    Reply
    1. Bob Durtschi22 February, 2013

      I’ve been looking for a TX replacement too. When I’m not teaching I’m helping my wife manage a mobile home park by doing repairs. Under a mobile home in the mud is not where you want a $500 android phone, so I use a $10 one from ATT.

      Only thing I’ve seen is the Samsung Galaxy player series. The Galaxy Player 4.2 is about the same height as the Palm but skinnier and with a 4.2″ 480×800 screen instead of 3.9″ 320×480 screen of the Palm. Galaxy Player 5 is the roughly the same width as the Palm, so it will fit in a shirt pocket, but abut 3/4″ taller with a 5″ 480×800 screen

      Reply

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