Nexus 7 gets a new rival: Alcatel OneTouch T10 tablet arrives
It’s set to be a bloody battle between gadget companies this Christmas, as they compete to come up with the best super-cheap seven-inch tablet. Even Apple is believed to be getting in on the game with the iPad Mini. And now another contender has lobbed its hat into the ring: say hello to the Alcatel OneTouch T10.
Alcatel is known for making Android smartphones with a rockbottom pricetag, and now it’s making a foray into Android tablets too. For just $170 (£105), the Alcatel OneTouch T10 packs in a 7-inch screen with an 800×480 resolution, a 1GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 4GB of storage for your apps and media, which you can add to with your own microSD memory card.
Out of the box, the Alcatel OneTouch T10 runs Android 4.0 rather than Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” like the Google Nexus 7, but when it costs just two thirds of the price, we’d be tempted to give it a pass. Between this and the £49 iPod touch killer, the likes of Asus, Amazon and Apple have really got their work cut out for them.
Not sure which seven inch tablet is best? Check out our in-depth tablet guide here which explains all the subtle differences, whether you want to curl up with a Kindle Fire HD or get work done on the go with a Google Nexus 7.