Augen GenTouch78 Giveaway

Update: The contest has ended, but stay tuned for more giveaways from Liliputing!

The Augen GenTouch78 was one of the first Android tablets to break the $150 mark in the US when it went on sale at KMart last year. It’s now available for even less if you shop around. The tablet isn’t a very good Android device. But with a little work, you can enable Google Android Market access, install third party apps, and use the tablet to watch videos, surf the web, and perform other simple tasks.

I picked up a GenTouch78 last summer for testing purposes, but I’ve barely touched it in months, so my loss is your gain. I’m going to give away the tablet to one lucky reader (or an unlucky one, depending on how you look at it).

The GenTouch78 has a 600 MHz TCC8902 processor, a 2100mAh battery, 256MB of RAM and 2GB of storage. It has a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display. There’s an unusual button layout, with menu, home, back, and search buttons placed on the back of the device instead of the bottom.

The model I’m giving away has been updated with PandoraDroid, a custom ROM which enabled Android Market access, adds the ability to manually rotate the display, and places a home, back, and menu buttons in the status bar.

Here’s how to win.

  1. You can leave a comment on this post.
  2. You can follow Liliputing on Twitter.
  3. You can “like” Liliputing on Facebook.

On Monday I’ll randomly select a winner from the comments, Facebook, or Twitter. If you want to triple your chances of winning, you can follow us, like us, and leave a comment — but you can only win once. Note that if you already follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’re already entered, but feel free to leave comments on Facebook, retweet us, or do anything else you like to promote the site. I won’t complain.

Included in the contest is a lightly used Augen GenTouch78 tablet, a power adapter, and a USB cable for connecting the tablet to a computer.

The contest is open to US residents who haven’t won a Liliputing contest in the last 12 months and who aren’t close friends or family members of Liliputing writers.

  • Burk

    Wow, nice. I’m in fo shizzle. I would consider the winner to be a lucky reader, btw.

  • Da Ge


  • Jason Lassourreille

    I would gladly get this to mess around and not break my current Andoid device. Could be nice for some video in the back seat of my car for passangers. I think it would fit well on the headrest.

  • Mike

    Hi Brad, I visit your excellent website for news on netbooks for the
    most part but I would be grateful if I win the tablet, Thanks

  • Kudzus

    I’m In :)

  • M Po

    Count me in also.

  • Anonymous

    Although not entirely sure that I want to “win,” why not?

  • Space

    I love!! As my girlfriend reads every morning I feel so much better about myself whilst perusing your site beside her in bed. 😀
    And you guys are so generous with such great giveaways.
    *fingers x’ed

  • Anonymous

    Tablet me droid, Brad!

  • Nick

    Nice. I want one of these

  • Buzz

    Can you ship it to Guatemala?

  • Levi

    I’d take it :) Thanks. L

  • Daniel Lee

    Cool. Thanks for this contest.

  • Ha

    Awesome, thanks Brad.

  • kk


    edit: Stupid dialup over transport carrier pidgeon…

  • Shane

    I want one too! :)

  • Anonymous

    Awesome, sign me up ftw!

  • Looper

    When you announce the winner, can you count up how many entries you got vs. the numbers for those flash drive giveaways…?

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! I want the Augen Tablet! Thx.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in! I haven’t won one of these competitions yet!!!

  • Ju8828

    *rolls the dice*

  • George

    Always wanted an Android tablet…

  • Vincemceveety

    Nice site… especially the deals of the day!

  • Canard_42

    Please let me win!

  • Sonofwang

    Very generous! I’ll play

  • Jrm Architect

    Might be nice to experiment with.

  • Scott

    Free Stuff!

  • Prensing

    Good deal! It would be fun to see if it would work as a general info display.

  • Claudio

    I had wanted one of these when they first hit the market, especially at the price point that they arrived. Hopefully this will become a reality if my name gets picked from the list. 😉

  • Kilolima

    ok, count me in for the tablet craze… probably useful for using on the pot, I guess.

  • Nicholas Hovland

    I’ll take it off you’re hands.

  • Yong Pong

    Yes! I love your giveaways! Not that i’ve ever won one

  • Sriram Singaperumal

    In for one!

  • Anonymous

    Brad, I know how much you hate the gentouch. Why don’t you just give it to me so it’ll never bother you again?


    I returned mine to K-Mart after deciding it wasn’t worth the money. For free, though….

  • Oacefamily

    Would it be bad to give this to my 90 yr old mom so I can send her pictures? She won’t even hit the play button on the VCR (remember those?), but I could put it on the wall and tell her to not touch it…pictures will just magically appear….That’s what I’d do if I won.

  • Michael Thom

    Ooh! I’d love one of these!

  • nutriapeluda

    hmmm this thing would make a good recipe viewer :

  • Anonymous

    gimme gimme gimme

  • Donel Payne

    All entries done!

  • Steelman Eisenmann

    Long time reader, first time commenting. Never had a tablet, nor an Android device of any kind, nor won anything in an online contest. Hope this will be a first in all those areas!

  • Raydeen2k

    This had better not be an April Fool’s prank…

  • Tiago

    This will be perfect for reading my vet books, watch some lectures, and have some pictures of my family, with me. Thanks for the hope of having my first android tablet!

  • Nate the great

    There’s crap and then there’s the Gentouch78. Eh. Free is free.

  • Midwestman

    I’d like to try and bick it.

  • Acguy

    I live in Canada, but I WANT TO BELIEVE!

  • Sam Minter

    Late birthday present for me? You shouldn’t have.

  • shcboomer

    Happy April Fools day?

  • Jase M

    I’d love to try this with another ROM image.

  • Rusthawk

    I’m in. I’d love to give it a try.

  • Brandon

    I’m game to try anything

  • Lilypad98010

    I think this would be perfect for ebook reading. Most womens purses are large enough so wouldn’t be a problem taking it with me.

  • Friday

    Sweet, count me in!

  • BigGoofyGuy

    I had one a little after it first came out. It was okay. I tried upgrading the software but I think I killed mine when I pressed reset (per instructions) and got a sizzling sound (I might have damaged it to the point that when one recharges it and turns it on, it goes no further than the little creature thing in the upper left hand corner [stays that way till the batter goes dead]). It would be neat to try one again; especially if I can get it for free. I had lots of problems from day one with the one I had. I hope who ever gets this one (hopefully it would be me) fares better than I did. :)

  • Mycappydog

    I would love to get the chance to mess around and experiment this little guy, please include me in the drawing.

  • Malleycc

    Would be fun to try it. Thanks for the chance.

  • Anonymous

    I’d Love To Win a new Gadget!! Thanks!

  • true

    As long as it works better than a Pandigital Novel…sigh.

  • Thcrw739

    I certainly wouldn’t mind winning it !

  • Ottavio

    Sounds like good hacking fun!

  • Bobstar

    I’d love to try out a new toy. Count me in!

  • Chris Burke

    Well if nobody else wants it, I will give it a go. 😉

    *crosses fingers*

  • John Mitchell

    Another Android device to practice my development efforts on! Excellent!

  • Madeline Brubaker

    I’m addicted to new gadgets. I’d love to check this one out!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • Asharned

    Does it blend?

  • Mike d

    Love liliputing and I’ll love it more if I win this tablet :)

  • adrian

    I’m not in the US so I’m out. You know, it would be a sign of goodwill if you just one single time made a competition open to non US people. I know there are shipping costs to consider but one time should be possible work? Smaller stuff like USB pen drives would go into a standard sized envelope.

  • Fleet92

    Looks like something cool that I like to play with but would not buy after reading your comments.

  • Laura

    Thank you so much for the contest. That is an awesome tablet.

  • Jason Ronallo

    Yes, please!

  • cynthia

    Tweeting @diamondslady812… I love trying new tech gadgets

  • Hadissah Magoncia

    Very nice giveaway!! =) followed @sweetheartx14. liked on fb hmagoncia14

  • Guest

    i would love one

  • mobilemail

    I haven’t won anything, but I know you want me to!

  • Didi Matregrano

    Would love to win. Thanx for the contest

  • widith


  • Michelle Bartley

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  • Janene

    Wow nice 😉
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    Tweeting and sharing

  • michael


  • User

    I managed to brick one of these from Kmart when they first were mentioned here. Apart from that, it didn’t seem bad for the price.

  • Jillyrh

    Following on twitter @jillyrh

  • Jillyrh

    Like you on facebook

  • Jillyrh

    Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway!