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This article was published on November 15, 2010

Big surprise: $99 Android tablet is a piece of junk

Big surprise: $99 Android tablet is a piece of junk
Chad Catacchio
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Chad Catacchio

Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

So we reported a few weeks ago on a $99 Android tablet on sale at Walgreens.com. At the time we said that it must be too good to be true, and of course, if it quacks looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

According to ZDNet which has handled one, here are some of the things you should know before you drop a c-note on this Android tablet:

  • Doesn’t look like it’s marketing pictures
  • Has a large bezel
  • Has a resistive not capactive screen (which means you have to press down hard to click on something)
  • Android 1.6, with a “incredibly slow” UI
  • No Google Android Market

Sounds great right? Well, if you were one of the unlucky few to already purchase one online, there is a silver lining – you can bring the tablet to your local Walgreens for a full refund. That’s something at least right? Take a look at this video for five minutes of tablet fail.

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