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Walgreens offers an Android tablet for just $100

By Emil
Oct 27, 2010
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  1. If you're unhappy about the high price tag of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, you might be happy to know that Walgreens is selling a Maylong M-150 for $10...

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  2. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    Hmmm, I wonder if one would be able to dual boot and get Ubuntu Unity running on it.....
     
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Not only the IE icon. It uses a slightly edited palm pre photo icon in that pic.
     
  4. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 298

  5. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Very acceptable for 100$ and stylish too. It fulfills most of the basic needs. Good work and pricing
     
  6. TuesdayExpress

    TuesdayExpress TS Rookie Posts: 22

    You know, I would actually drop a c-note to get a knockoff that so stylishly threw all those design & software elements together willy-nilly. Anonymous factory in China: get cracking!
     
  7. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 327

    seems a little too cheap to me. Id like a balance in the middle the maylong being the too cheap side and the ipad being the too expensive side.
     
  8. stensland

    stensland TS Rookie Posts: 65

    With how similar it looks I'm astonished that no one has pinged them with copyright infringement or anything of that sort. I mean look at it, they took an iPad, stole the IE logo, and I doubt the use of the android system on there was even authorized by Google. It looks like a cheap knock off that some Chinese company made and somehow swindled Wall Greens into buying massive amounts of. Reading the reviews on it, the whole device seems like it has major issues, ie wifi, battery life, crashing, the works. In my opinion it would be a waste of money to purchase this thing. I'd rather spend a bit more and know I'm getting a legaly distributed machine and quality + a warranty as opposed to cheaping out and going with the Maylong. Just my opinion on the matter, but in the end it's not my choice if readers buy it or not.

    p.s. don't buy it!
     
  9. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I like how the 'file browser' icon is taken directly from the iphone app "airsharing," and the music icon is the same but with different colors. I've seen reviews of a few other super cheap tablets such as the apad, and the all have gotten poor reviews.
     
  10. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    If this works moderately well, it seems impressive. Its cheap and looks alright, as long as the apps arent crap and you can upgrade the version of android, it looks awesome
     
  11. crzydave

    crzydave TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Hey also long as it can be used for reading books i might have to check this out
     
     
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Looks like more frame than photo.
     
  13. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    it's because cheap gadgets like these in the future will i think my kid will be able to program software by the time he hit 8th grade. scary but exciting
     
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Looks like a cheap POS that would really just end up frustrating the consumer rather than make them happy.
     
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    That's hilarious. My uncle is a manager for Walgreens. I might have to ask him about these.

    I love seeing these type of knockoff products. It's the little things like this that really drive competitions, even if this is a POS. It still gets the others thinking about it.
     
  16. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 409   +37

    lol IE icon and iPad device photo manipulated... doesn't this violate some copyright/trademarks?

    I'd like to see some video reviews of this to see if it is even worth looking at...
     
  17. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 910   +22

    I was just at Walgreens on Friday. They also have inexpensive milk.
     
  18. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    I dont think it will upgrade to higher version of Android as the hardware speed is too slow.
     
  19. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I have tried out Chinese knockoffs of current devices, they are almost always never worth it. Just the resistive touch screen alone kills it for me, a cheap resistive screen is a major PITA to work with.

    I still really believe good Ipad competitors are a solid 4 months away (of being announced). Give me a 10" Galaxy tab with a dual core processor, 2 cameras, at least8-10 hrs battery life, and android 3.0+ then I will be happy.
     
  20. medguydan

    medguydan TS Rookie

    while I'd never get one, perhaps it might serve the purpose of driving down prices of other tablets. personally, I'm looking forward to the release of the Adam from Notion Ink...if it ever gets here. also interesting to note, as others have, the blatant rip-offs of icons and UI. I suppose if you can't come up with something good yourself, copy it and make it cheaper
     
  21. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Based on the video that was posted up, It seems to take FOREVER to boot up. Like REALLY forever. Still, for 100 bucks, you can't really complain much, even I would succumb to getting one... And possibly if you got android 2.2 in there, this issue might be a thing of the past...

    Its hard to see whats going for the galaxy Tab with these generic-ish chinese products appearing on the market. Samsung had better buck up or they'd lose even before they got in.
     
  22. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    400 MHz and 256 MB RAM seem quite competent actually. For 299 dollars, thats still cheaper than anything else on offer right now. It also sports Wifi and other bells and whistles. Will be interesting to see how it all pans out in the end.

    Whatever happens, I hope that Samsung can show up Apple, even if its a little bit!!
     
  23. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    I cannot really get behind this new tablet craze. I feel as though a solid 14 inch laptop can do everything a 10 inch tablet can do just better. And as for the toy/fun factor there are a whole lot of other things I'd rather spend 100 to 600 bucks on lol.
     
  24. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I didn't know they sold anything there besides Prescription drugs and Generic shavers O_o"
     
  25. Afroaggie

    Afroaggie TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I have had little to no luck when it comes to knock off mechandise and this look like it would no exception. I do see a market of under informed individuals that say "Hey I know that the 'e' icon brings me to that fancy thing called the internets and it looks like one of those purty Ipads I think I will swing my tha Wallgreens and pick one up for Billy for Christmas. He is going to college soon you know and the kids want all these crazy electronics now adays". Infact my parents were this way exactly when I was still a in H.S.
     


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