7 inch tablets too big? Poketab launches a 6 inch tablet in Japan
Android tablets come in a range of shapes and sizes… but most have 7 or 10 inch screens. And then there’s the Poketab 6, which has a 6 inch screen and a case small enough to slip into a pocket.
In fact, with the growing size of smartphones, the Poketab almost looks more like a phone than a tablet. But it’s being positioned as a tablet that’s the right size for Japanese customers… you know, because they have smaller hands. Or something.
As an American who’s just 5 feet, 4 inches tall I’m a bit offended by the implicit sizeism. But whatever… I suppose it’s nice to see someone thinking outside the box when it comes to tablet size.
Unfortunately the small screen is about the only thing the Poketab 6 really has going for it.
The tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz ARM COrtex-A8 processor and features 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 800 x 480 pixel display.
Those specs sound a bit dated in 2013. But you can at least add a little storage using the microSD card slot.
Poketab also isn’t charging an arm and a leg for the tablet — it sells for about $90 in Japan.
The Poketab 6 also features 802.11n WiFi, a 5-point multitouch display and a 2000mAh battery. It measures 6.3″ x 3.7″ x 0.4″and weighs 8.4 ounces.