Augen's 7" Android Tablet hits K-Mart stores this week for $149

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    When you thought "inexpensive" and "tablet" don't belong in the same sentence, K-Mart is about to prove you wrong. The Augen GenTouch Android tablet is hitting K-Mart shelves this weekend, according to its latest circular, for the low price of $149. You will be getting a 7" 800x480 TFT LCD screen, 800Mhz CPU, 256MB RAM, 2GB storage, WiFi connectivity, SD/MMC slot (up to 16GB) and Android 2.1 with Market capability. The rest of the specs are unknown at this time, but for $149 I would expect the CPU to be an older ARM6 or ARM11. And if that wasn't enough, the Augen GenTouch comes with a leather carrying case and AC Adapter. The GenTouch may not be as spiffy as the German WeTab or the Dell Streak, but for the price, you certainly can't go wrong! We believe this to be the first readily-available-in-the-US Android 2.1 tablet, and are extremely excited to get our paws on one soon.

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    Check out a video user review of the Auger GenTouch Tablet (cheers MrJn7)


    Anyone planning on snagging a GenTouch this weekend? Let us know. Also head on over to our dedicated Augen GenTouch Forum

    via Engadget
    Source: AugenUS, K-Mart
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
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    wait, i thought google wasnt allowing tablets to have market yet?
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    no clue :) i won't believe an American-made tablet for $150 until i see it :D
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    i am honestly thinking of getting this from k mart
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    I might give it a shot, we'll see.
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    Where does it say it was American made?
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    I apologize. Augen is an American start-up company (in Florida), but likely has its manufacturing done overseas.

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    i want one
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    They should add in one of those $450 3g radios in there.
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    If it can deliver 2.1 and full market place my interest will be piqed but I want a hands on review first. I wish the Archos 7 had those or was atleast rootable to some sembelince 2.1 w/ market place.
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    Wow... Interesting. I am going to wait for some reviews, but I may just have to get one of these puppies
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    I just got an ipad as a gift, so I will definitly be buying one. For $150, how can you NOT!. I just want it to root and mess with.
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    Same here. I'd like to hold it in my hand before making a decision to buy one or not.
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    Can it be rooted? :)
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    if they have a 90 day warranty then i will be picking it up when it comes out
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    I'm up for one of those.

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    they said the x couldn't be rooted and look at it now
    i just sent in a request it see if it already has root access so we will see
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    If it has root, count me in!
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    I want one. Out of the box, I don't know what I would use it for though that I don't have already. Would be a lot more useful once it is rooted.

    I guess you could put Rock Player on it and use it as a movie player. It does support 720p video.

    Does it have/support multi-touch?

    I wish it had a regular sized USB port on it though. I guess the SD card slot is bootable? Or you load everything through the USB cable.

    The website is a little vague.

    GENTOUCH
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    I wanna root it and theme it just for kicks hahaha...
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wait until this hits k mart !!!!