Philadelphia Newspapers, Gamestop’s Tablets
By Will765 On 13 Sep, 2011 At 11:51 AM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments

The Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the Inquirer and Daily news in that city, have announced the release of a tablet for only $99. The catch is, you will get preloaded subscriptions to the online versions of the papers at a cost of $9.99 a month with a two-year subscription, or you can pay $129 for a one-year deal to get the $99 price.  The tablet is the Arnova 10 G2.  Made by  Archos, it is a 10.1″, 1280×600 screen device, with android 2.3, 4GB storage, and a 1GHZ processor.  It also has capacitive touch, full-size USB, and a front facing camera.  Initially, there will be 5,000 units available for sale.  How successful the program is will probably determine future availability.  Even with Gingerbread, this is a cheap alternative to other tablets costing $400 and up.

Gamestop has decided it’s time for them to jump onto the tablet bandwagon.  Company President Tony Bartel announced that the company has chosen an existing android-powered tablet to be branded as a “Gamestop certified platform”.  Reportedly the device will come with a dedicated controller, and be able to stream video games using Spawn Labs technology.  Gamestop has seen a decrease in overall revenue recently, but an increase from their digital division.  This is what is possibly pushing them to release this device, as going forward, there will be less sales of physical disks for games, and more downloads.  No details on device specs or prices are known, but expect it to be heavily discounted in price, similar to the newspaper tablet noted above.

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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  1. VIC says:

    This is a $60 usd tablet. rockwell chip. so they making double profit.

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