It’s apparently cheap Android tablet week in the US. KMart has started selling a limited number of Augen GenTouch78 tablets for $150. But if the 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display and 800MHz processor aren’t doing it for you, Flat Computing has a somewhat sexier model which is still reasonably inexpensive at $285.

The FlatPad A10 has a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen display and a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. This tablet has 256MB of RAM and 2GB of internal memory. It runs Google Android 2.1. The FlatPad has an accelerometer, WiFi support, and a microSD card slot.

The tablet also has a USB host port, a headphone jack, and stereo speakers. It has a 2400mAh battery which the company says is good for up to 5 hours of run time with WiFi on and 7 hours with the wireless turned off. The tablet can reportedly handle 1080p HD video playback.

The FlatPad A10 measures 10.6″ x 7″ x 0.6″.

Flat Computing says a Google Android 2.2 Froyo update will be available in August.

Shanzai.com reports that the FlatPad A10 appears to be a rebranded Zenithink ZT-180 tablet, which sounds about right to me. The main difference (aside from the name change), is that the FlatPad is available for purchase in the US today.

You can check out an overview of the ZT-180 at Shanzai.com. And you can check out Shanzai’s hands-on video after the break.

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11 replies on “FlatPad 10 inch Android tablet available in the US for under $300”

  1. i dont know wat people are bitching about, yes initially it sucked but with the new firmware (1020) it kicks ass, everything works sweet including the touch screen, none of the messy it didnt open when i touched it anymore. and has youtube, and android market running smoothly, for the incredibly cheap price, its Kick ass, the accelerometer not working in some apps is still an issue but im sure, someone will fix that soon

  2. This thing is junk. I bought one. The screen is not lit well. The touch sensitivity is horrible. The wifi does not usually connect when you turn it on. Total trash!!!!

  3. It wasn’t Zenithink who claimed that it was an A8 Cortex, it was the resellers who engaged in the deception. If you have a look at google cache of Zenithink’s website you will see that they never claimed it to be an A8 Cortex, rather they merely called it 1 Ghz ZT-180. There are various resellers who have purchased the Zenithink ZT-180 and rebranded such as Flatpad, Orphan and a number of other resellers online. These people are the culprits, not Zenithink.

  4. P.S. we’re also hearing now that the Zenithink might not have been so honest about the chip inside the device… we had seen some Zenithink tear downs that showed a “branded” Zenithink chip… but not it seems they might just haves put different chip markings on it…

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