Sylvania Android tablet available from CVS for just $75

CVS is selling a 7 inch Android tablet for the lowest price I can ever remember seeing. The Sylvania 7″ Mini Tablet is available online for $99.99, but you can drop the price to $75 by applying the coupon: APRIL25EC.

It’s not a particularly good Android tablet, but if you’re just looking for a device for surfing the web, watching some videos, or running a few apps that don’t require a bleeding edge processor, the Sylvania Mini Tablet may fill your needs.

The tablet has a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display, a 1 GHz ARM11 processor, 2GB of storage, 256MB of RAM, HDMI output, and a 1400mAh battery for up to 3 hours of run time.

The Sylvania tablet runs Google Android 2.1, but CVS says it will eventually be updated to Android 2.2.

via eBookNewser

  • Anonymous

    Very very interesting. $75 is an impulse buy but not quite disposable. At this point it undercuts portable DVD players and eBooks. it is also cheap enough for guiltless hardware hacking.

  • Anonymous

    Out of stock.

  • Steven Young

    If there was some way to fuse it to a keyboard, that would be one hell of a cheap netbook…

  • HeDanny

    Aww, its out of stock.

    I am really very interested in getting one of these “cheap and cheerful” android tablets and set it up as a nice “remote Control” for my Home Entertainment computers. Simply install something along the lines of TeamViewer (or android equivalent) and .. thats pretty much it.

    Well, I might occasionally look up the TV schedule as well. You know, if I don’t have my SGS or Netbook handy.

    So what do you rekon? Good idea? or is reality going to mess with my idea?

    • Brad Linder

      The three hour battery life would probably be a problem unless you plan to
      use it while plugged in.

      • MonkeyKing1969

        You assume it would last along enough to need recharging. 😉

    • Anonymous

      Fantastic Idea, presently working on implementation with my half dozen cheap android tablets. I recomend using one of the VNC apps although RDP apps would have superior performance.
      For simple remote operation check out the gmote, gpad and tesla apps for android. If you have a WD Live TV Hub or a WD live running WDlxTV check out WDTV MediaPlayers Remote app. Check out the autom8 app for x-10 home automation as well.

      Finally the androlirc app can run as the ultimate universal uber remote.

      As for charging, hacking an inductive charger like this would ensure your tablet was constantly charged:

      I’m planning on hacking a wiimote inductive charger myself.

      Also if a 2.2 upgrade comes through you can use the chumby app for when it is just sitting there.

      Actually this is just what tablets are good for along with reading, viewing comics, manga and video and light surfing. Increasingly many of our widgets are little networked boxes with the power of a full bore PC but no space for displays and controls. A tablet can make a universal interface for these devices. PARC knew this 20 years ago, Sun a dozen years ago:

  • varun

    I have an older Nokia Maemo tablet on the wall next to the door displaying weather info and chance of rain and such. Helps me decide if I want to grab a coat, or an umbrella or such. It’s permanently plugged in, but I can see this working as well for the same use case.

  • Mdiaz41