Jump to navigation
Next tablet

Yes, you've read that correctly. High-street fashion retailer Next has indeed released its own Android powered tablet to take on the iPad with a bargain price of just £180.

Probably not the first name you’d think of to come out with a high-end electronic device, let alone a tablet, but clearly someone at the Next management thinks there is a market for a cheap Android tablet that is actually cheap.

The tablet of yet unknown manufacturing origin, features a capacious 10.1-inch LCD touchscreen with a decent 1024 x 600 resolution. Unfortunately the touchscreen is resistive, so it’s probably nowhere near as responsive as the capacitive touchscreens found on the iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but for that sort of price, you really can’t complaint much.

On the bright side, the tablet sports a decent 1Ghz ARM 11 processor and comes with 8GB onboard storage and a microSD slot to expand that further. There is also Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.5mm headset jack, built-in microphone and one USB port.

Despite the lack of any distinguishing features or even a low-end camera, the Next tablet actually seems like a decent device all round. Plus, it doesn’t look too shabby either.

With the Samsung Galaxy Tab rumoured to cost around £600, the Next Tablet could be a great gift item this fall for entry-level users. So next time you’re out shopping for new clothes, you might want to pick this up for your mom.

The tablet is available through the Next website and in-stores.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Tommyt 21 hours ago iOS 8.1 out today Hmmmmm 22-30 Monday 20th in the UK and nothing on Apples website about 8.1.0
  • Murray Snudge 22 hours ago iPad Air 2: Five things you need... After the recent fiasco with IOS8 I will never buy another Apple product. I've downloaded 8.1 released...
  • Tommyt 1 day ago Apple iPad SIM: A move that... Good move by Apple and a long time coming. For those on pay as you go monthly charge , the option to...

Search news