Tablet sales are still heating up and the Cherrypad is part of the fever. A company by the name of Cherrypal has created an affordable Android tablet for the everyday person. Take a quick look at what the Cherrypad has to offer here.
This is not the cheapest tablet in the world, but it is probably in at least second or third place. The Cherrypad brings a lot to the table with a tiny price. The screen can be had in two sizes, seven inches or a 10.1 inch creation. The exterior size is not given, but the trim around the exterior is enough to hang on to the Cherrypad without touching the screen. The total weight for the tablet is 1.1 pounds.
The touch screen on this tablet is not capacitive style, but resistive. That means get out your stylus if you are not a person who likes to press firmly on a touch screen. The smaller of the two models has 480 by 800 pixels of clarity. It is not made of AMOLED, but LCD, which uses more battery power. Compare that to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with a seven inch, 600 by 1024 AMOLED display, and you will realize why the Cherrypad is not that pricey.
Nevertheless, the Cherrypad comes in a sturdy case made from aluminum. The hardware it can handle is somewhat impressive for the price. It has head phone and microphone jacks, a gravity sensor and a connection for an external 3G modem. On the inside is 256 megaybytes of RAM and two gigabytes of regular memory. If the two gigabytes is not enough, the Cherrypad has a slot for a MicroSD card. The processor is cruising along at 800 megahertz and is created by Samsung. This tablet is not a speed demon by any stretch of the imagination. One high point about the makeup of this tablet is that from the rear it looks like an iPad.
Wired connections to a computer or other digital device is done with the included USB port. The Cherrypad also has Wi-Fi up to the “G” mode. It is no surprise that the faster “N” mode is not available. If Skype is downloaded to the Cherrypad, it is assumed that calls can be made. Otherwise, there is no bluetooth connection for this tablet.
The Android operating system is running the Cherrypad. It is included as the 2.1 version. The 2.2 version has been out for a couple of months and Cherrypal says they will upgrade “soon”. Android is popular but also under a copyright battle. Two different groups have lawsuits against Google ( the maker of Android ) for alleged patent problems with Java. Nevertheless, Android has over 140,000 apps that can be downloaded to the Cherrypad and it is not going anywhere soon.
This is not meant to be an “iPad killer” type of tablet PC. It is marketed to those who want to do less at a low price. The price of the Cherrypad is just $188 dollars. If you live in the United States you can get it shipped for $18 dollars. That is not a bad deal for all you get. Unfortunately, some people are having a problem getting it shipped. That problem is attributed to the recent typhoon in the Philippines, so says Cherrypal. This should end up being a good present for the holidays right around the corner.