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Binatone HomeSurf 705 is one of the World’s Cheapest Android Tablet

Binatone HomeSurf 705Wouldn’t you like to own an Android tablet for under £100! Binatone sells the HomeSurf 705 for just that price. It certainly doesn’t look that cheap on the outside. The sturdy construction is deceptive of the price. The case is thin and glossy, giving it the higher priced look. However, it’s loaded with the older Android 2.1, but it’s not even the version made for tablets. Another cost saving downgrade Binatone has taken is to leave out some tablet standards, such as a camera and bluetooth. The worst downgrade, though is the resistive screen. It is not nearly as precise as a capacitive screen.

Regardless of these deficiencies, this tablet should be given the respect it deserves for offering a tablet for such an affordable price. Binatone reminds us that the HomeSurf 705 is designed only for basic browsing, watching videos, reading eBooks, and using the Mindings app bundled with the tablet. It is really an offering for those not very adept with the newest tech gadgets.

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Motorola Citrus available on Verizon from November 11th

Motorola CitrusMotorola Citrus hits the Verizon market today. Is this Citrus good enough to make us twitch those eyes and our hair stand when we take a bite? Read on.

First off, Motorola-Verizon Wireless have kept up their word releasing the phone right on schedule. It should be available for purchase by the time you read this. The Citrus is powered by Android 2.1 Éclair OS platform, and comes in a candy-bar form factor.

One of the notable points about the Citrus is that, Motorola has designed the housing of the phone using over 25% recycled plastic, taking some serious concerns on the “go green” movement. The plastic is certified carbon and PVC free, contributing to eco-friendliness. We’d appreciate Motorola on this one.

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