PokeTab6 6″ Android Tablet Coming to Japan, Will Cost $91

poketabu6_400x300[1] There is a growing trend among smartphones for larger screen sizes, including one upcoming Asus model with a 7″ screen. In fact, so many phablets are moving into the tablet space that it should probably come as no surprise that a tablet maker would conclude that the inverse was also a good move.

A Japanese tablet maker by the name of SilverWin has just unveiled their latest budget tablet, the Poketab6. It’s a rather disappointing device with a 6″ screen and specs comparable to 7″ budget tablets that were released at about this time past year.

The Pocketab6 runs Android 4.0 on a 1.2GHz single-core CPU. Screen resolution is a familiar and disappointing 800×480, and this tablet also has 512MB RAM, wifi, a VGA webcam, 4GB of Flash storage, a microSD card slot, speaker, and a microphone. This tablet weighs 238g, and measures 160mm by 95mm by 11mm.poketabu6_460x347[1]

Those are rather disappointing specs, IMO. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to try a 6″ tablet if for no other reason than it is different from a 7″ tablet. But I am expecting the $100 tablets released over the next few months to have a higher resolution screen and a dual-core CPU, so this tablet falls far short of my expectations.

One of the Japanese bogs that covered this tablet described it as a first for the Japanese market. If that is true then I would recommend waiting for the second or third. The novelty of a 6″ screen is not worth the poor specs.

Retail is going to cost 8,780 yen (~ $92USD) and it appears to already be up for pre-order.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.


  1. anonymous coward13 March, 2013

    This site[1] presumes ( based on model number and spec ) this product is just a rebranding of GADMEI’s E6[2].


    1. Nate Hoffelder13 March, 2013

      It probably is the same tablet. Thanks for the link!

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