World’s Strangest Android Tablet now Available from Walmart – $109

My competition has turned up an interesting detail on that funky Android tablet I showed you a few weeks back. He figured out who had imported it and even better, he found it for sale on Walmart's website.

I can now tell you that the name is the eMatics eGlide eReader Pro. Walmart is calling it an Android tablet, and the product listing confirms all the details I posted last time. It even adds a few that I didn't know.

I told you last time that this device is based on a 7" (800x480) screen, and it's running Android v2.1 on a Rockchip 2918 CPU. When it went through the FCC it was known as the WR780, and it had Wifi (g),  SD card slot, a speaker, and a qwerty keyboard.

Now I can confirm that it has 4GB Flash storage, and that it ships with the Kobo Android app. It will also come with Adobe Reader and some type of app market. the product listing also mentions 720p HD video playback.

That's all I could glean from the listing, so I'm going to have to wait until Tuesday to post more about this thing. That's when my unit arrives. I've been wanting to hold one of these things ever since it first appeared at CES 2011, but this is the first time that it has been offered for sale anywhere that I can find. It was supposed to hit the market in the UK this summer but I don't think it did.

This thing is the 3 legged cat of Android gadgets, and I cannot help but want to give it a good home. I know that analogy makes bme the crazy cat lady, but I can live with that.

Nate Hoffelder

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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.

2 Comments

  1. […] I’ve covered the specs before, so I won’t repeat them here. But let me fill in a few details that aren’t mentioned anywhere and can’t be seen in the picture. […]

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  2. Liam4 June, 2012

    Hi, I just picked up one of these, refurbished. Pretty good as an ereader and video is pretty decent on it too. Battery could be better, but pretty happy with it as a holiday reader. Any questions let me know

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