The CherryPad America 7-inch tablet runs Android 2.1, sports a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display and Wi-Fi and costs just $188.The CherryPad is neither an iPad killer nor an iPad clone, it’s a completely different product designed for a different market.
Description with Features
The CherryPad sports a 7-inch 800 by 480-pixel resistive touchscreen display, an 800GHz Samsung ARM11 processor (supporting OpenGL 2.0 3D graphics), 256 MB of RAM, 2 GB of built-in flash storage (plus a microSD slot), and 802.11b/g Wi-FI wireless networking. Also on board: mic and headphone jacks, a DC power port, a gravity sensor, and the capability to use an external 3G modem. The CherryPad runs Android 2.1, but the company says an Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) update is in the works for the fourth quarter of 2010. The CherryPad weighs 1.1 pounds, sports a “sturdy” aluminum case, and uses a 3200 mAh battery that should give the device 6 to 8 hours of use per charge.
The CherryPad is priced at $188; however, in the U.S. it’s exclusively available to consumers through the new online shopping site Zecozi—which is currently charging $18 to ship the 1.1 pound device. The CherryPad does come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, along with a one year replacement warranty.
Comparison with other Tablet
In terms of features and power, the CherryPad doesn’t quiet stack up to forthcoming offerings like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is expected to be one of the major players in the early Android tablet market.