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April 21, 2011 @ 6:24 pm CST

Would you buy a supermarket-branded Android tablet?

Written by: Steven Callas
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Oh those crazy Europeans. Carrefour, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, is offering a 10.1 inch Android tablet for 199€ (about 290 USD). According to its Greek website, the Carrefour TouchTablet CT1001 rocks a 16:9 display with a 1024×600 resolution, WiFi, 4GB of internal storage, an accelerometer, Android Eclair 2.1, and a battery life capable of juicing out 7 hours of video playback. Oh, and the display is resistive. Wait, what?

Not so fast, that display spec may be a typo. According to the Greek site Techblog, an ad for the same product boasts a capacitive display, Android 2.2, and a MicroSD port. So what specs are correct? I did a little bit of digging and it turns out the Carrefour TouchTablet CT1001 is developed by Archos and bears a very striking resemblance to the Archos 101 internet tablet (although it is not the same one). Both the Archos 101 and Archos 70 boast capacitive displays so there’s a high possibility that the Carrefour website made a mistake. It is also very possible that Carrefour is fronting a down-specced Archos 101 but seeing as how the Archos 101 retails for $299 with a hard drive that’s twice as big and a capacitive display, this might not be the case. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if anyone actually picks one up the next time they go shopping for groceries.

Regardless, this is a supermarket branded Android tablet. Is it a matter of time until a Safeway branded or Costco branded tablet hits our shores? If they do, would you buy one?


Sources :

Carrefour: http://www.carrefour.gr/inside.aspx?a_id=373

Techblog: http://techblog.gr/tablet/carrefour-android-tablet-10-1-199-euro-april-2875/

Arctablet Blog: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/archos-tablet/archos-appslib-supporting-devices/



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Steven Callas
Steven served as a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Noisecast from its inception until January 2012. His enthusiasm for the telecom industry and his knowledge of both the business and geek side of the sector drove most of his editorials. Follow him on social media for his latest news and freelance articles.




 
 

 

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  • gnarwhal

    I would, just not that one

  • Kbaud

    device sucks.

    comes with Andrid 2.1 = no flashplayer, no youtubealso, no 3G card