BeBook prepares to launch the BeBook Live Android tablet in June
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BeBook is mainly known for its eReaders, if at all. Now Gizmodo reports of a tablet unveiled by BeBook that promises to provide you all the basic functionality of a tablet in a pretty cheap package – only for $279.
The BeBook Live looks decent, comes with Froyo, and boast of full 1080 HDMI out and flash support. It also has a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling, 4GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, USB 2.0, expandable memory via microSD card (up to 32GB), music player and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The factor that can set this gadget back is the inclusion of Android 2.2 when almost all tablets coming out today are equipped with Honeycomb or Android 3.0 – Google’s Android platform tailor-made for tablet form factors. In fact by the time this tablet comes out in June, Froyo will be heavily outdated. There is no mention of any updates right away, so overall, even at $279; it is not a great buy even looking at the other specifications. We advise you to go for this baby only if you have an extremely tight budget.