The AndyPad is a low-cost WiFi only Android 2.3 tablet, with a 7″ screen, 1.2Ghz processor, 3D GPU and 1080p HDMI out video support. Developed in Norwich by MD, Andrew Kerry a successful businessman with the Mattressman company, the AndyPad will be released in 40 days time on the 31st August.
There will be two models – the standard AndyPad will cost £129 and the AndyPad Pro will be £169. The key differences are that the Standard has the resistive WVGA screen, while the Pro has the WSVGA capacitive screen running at 1024 x 600. The Pro also has front and rear cameras (front only for the standard) and it seems like the Pro comes with the larger 16GB storage to the Standards 8GB. Both models appear to have 512MB RAM which will just about cope with Android 2.3, though the tablet focused Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) may struggle to run as well.
There is no 3G connectivity and no GPS so not Sat Nav functionality for this tablet, but to be honest at this price point you shouldn’t have those kind of expectations. This is something that will be kept in the house, ideal for couch surfing, checking emails and some gaming on – with the fast processor and decent GPU it will be a better gaming experience than virtually all similarly priced alternatives.AndyPad will also come pre-loaded with a selection of Android Apps like Facebook, Twitter and some games – we assume Android Market is available to access more, but can’t confirm this yet.
Still no word on dimensions, weight or battery life yet, which could be key, however the specs already place it above the other cheap Android tablets out there, but it needs to come close to the likes of the Commtiva N700 in terms of build quality to succeed.
There is a competition to win an AndyPad by liking their Facebook Page, so go ahead and enter now!