Pandigital Questionably Remarkets the White Novel as a Tablet a Year Later in Black

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  1. xaueious

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    After selling in excess of half a million Pandigital Novel variants in 2010, Pandigital is poised to cash in yet again on the Android tablet market, this time electing to remarketing the existing white Pandigital Novel as a tablet with updated firmware. The major difference in the specifications is the now black plastic casing.

    QVC has the 'new' tablet for a featured price for $140 including shipping and handling, exclusive till March 20. It will retain all the specifications of the original, including Android 2.0, the 7-inch 800x600 display, wifi, 256MB RAM, full SD slot, and the ARM11 Samsung processor. Some may recall that the tablet has been sold for as low as $60 in the past.

    This was one of the only shipping Android devices to ever ship with Android 2.0, even though there used to be an ebook reader overlay on top before the debut of this tablet. If it is compatible with the previous white Pandigital Novel released almost a year ago that shares the specifications of this 'new' unit, it already has a slew of firmware hacks waiting for deployment.

    The original white Pandigital Novel has seen extensive modifications in the past, as early adopters flocked to make the device usable as a tablet, before the debut of the locally available and feasible alternatives such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Q4 of 2010.

    There are many more choices in the low-end Android tablet category now, which has made the Pandigital Novel increasingly uncompetitive in recent months, such as the Craig CMP738a and the Coby Kyros MID7015.

    Pandigital has been ignorant to required source code releases by the GPL licensed software included with the device, despite having the first variant of the Novel ship almost a year ago. Their continual release of new products despite all this shows their continued shameless defiance.

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    QVC via the ebook reader blog via Slatedroid
     
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    There still seems to be plenty of money to be made in the 2.1 / 2.2 low-end market, so good for them, they're getting as much return as they can out of their product.
     
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    Insuring a healthy mix of the rich and the ignorant.

    Good for them.
     

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