Binatone 8" android tablet for just £99.99 at Sainsburys (instore at this time, web doesn't show it available online)
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Binatone 8" android tablet for just £99.99 at Sainsburys (instore at this time, web doesn't show it available online)

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Found 14th Dec 2010Made hot 15th Dec 2010
Binatone Homesurf 8 tablet.

8" screen, 4/3 aspect, 800 x 600 resolution.

Will put the specification in the next post.

This was seen tonight in Sainsburys Silksworth, Sunderland.

Reduced from £130 if I recall.

Seems a rather cheap tablet, not going to comment on how good or otherwise it is.

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Original Poster

Here are the specs................



unsure if charging dock is included because I've just copied and pasted specs from another site.




HomeSurf 8 Touch Tablet
8” TFT LCD, 800×600 pixel (SVGA)
Resistive Touch Screen with Stylus
5 Cap-Sens keys
WiFi b/g
Android OS
2GB Storage (expandable via MicroSD)
Auto rotating screen
Micro SD Card slot (SD/SDHC)
Video Playback support MP4, H.264
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Video Playback Time 4h
Stereo Speakers
Built-in microphone
3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack
Mini USB cable for data transfer
Charging dock with Speaker

Being an Android phobic, can anyone let me know if my son can view the web and play penguin club, binweevils flash based web pages basically on this?

Anyone know what version of Android this runs?

Original Poster

I think it's 1.6 Android.


Quick review plus a youtube link here.


electricpig.co.uk/201…rf/

Original Poster

From asda website, here's abit more about specs, says it will not play flash but dunno if it's customisable.


Android powered 8" mobile interactive tablet. This product comes with an 8" touch screen and built in Wi-Fi for web browsing* and emails. Users will also benefit from a built in music and video player**, played back through headphones or built in speakers. This product will also double up as an eBook and includes an online book store application so users can enjoy the latest digital additions of bestselling book titles. There is also a docking station complete with additional stereo speakers that also charge the product. A 2GB internal memory is also provided and a Micro SD card slot makes the total memory easily expandable. *The browsing capabilities are similar to android smart phones using v.1.6, meaning many websites are displayed as the mobile version and the unit does not support websites that use flash. ** Plays video in the following resolution format only:- H.264 720x480

Seems a good price and i'm just up the road from silksworth. Think i'll pop along tommorrow and have a look. Cheers op

nothing special same usual price in CPW
Edited by: "adam2116" 14th Dec 2010

Original Poster

dalecheesy

just so you know, they're not actually on display (I'd have asked a staff member to have a shufty at one but I was in a dash) but they were in a load of the usual dvd cases "take this case to counter and ask for product" on the end of the video games aisle.

pedster

Being an Android phobic, can anyone let me know if my son can view the … Being an Android phobic, can anyone let me know if my son can view the web and play penguin club, binweevils flash based web pages basically on this?



The one below does:

euogo.com/fly…tml

no flash, old version of android, no capacitive screen

cold as you could probably get a much better chinese one for a lot less as i doubt theyll make many more resistive ones any more

Original Poster

adam2116

Same usual price in CPW



adam, cpw website only shows the homesurf7, this is the homesurf8 - plus their listed price is £149?

which store was this from? i bought one for £99.99 from sainsburys tonight for the other half but mine is the the 7inch one?? xx

Resistive Touch Screen would not make this a pleasure to use.

simate

Resistive Touch Screen would not make this a pleasure to use.



It's £99

Rich44

It's £99



So is the orange sanfransico and the Samsung galaxy europa, both have capacitive.

jonohanson

So is the orange sanfransico and the Samsung galaxy europa, both have … So is the orange sanfransico and the Samsung galaxy europa, both have capacitive.



They are 1/6 of the size?

Rich44

It's £99



Your point is? Charging £5 for it wouldn't make it work any better!

Does anyone know what processor and how much RAM this has? And can it be rooted?

Besford

Your point is? Charging £5 for it wouldn't make it work any better!



No but you can't expect a device six times the size to have as good a screen for the same money!
Edited by: "Benjimoron" 15th Dec 2010

The whole "its rubbish because it doesn't have a capacitive screen" line is getting ridiculous now. These tablets are very DIFFERENT products that perform SIMILAR functions to the likes of Ipads and SanFrans. Judge these tablet deals on their own merits and grow up you attention starved trolls.
Edited by: "Ro_Stav1" 15th Dec 2010

resistive screen = useless

Just seen this one in Tesco for £149 so this is a great price.

All the reviews I have seen of these type of devices have shown them to be a nightmare to use, especially with the resistive screens and old version of Android (without the Android Market). Personally I think people would be far better off with a Netbook. You can often get good deals from places like Argos on eBay - £130 on a netbook would be a vastly wiser and less annoying investment IMHO.

simate

Resistive Touch Screen would not make this a pleasure to use.


that depends how much precision you want - I find a stylus point on a resistive screen far more precise than my big fat fingers on a capacitive screen.... which of those is more 'pleasurable' depends on what you're using for no ?

How can you do multitouch gestures with a stylus?

Don't know how anyone can vote this hot without knowing the processor speed or RAM. If thats poor then its basically £99 for a piece of glass.

If this tablet is only andriod 1.6 please note that flash is not compatable. Flash is only available on andriod 2.2 and above.

All respected review sites consider these cheapo sub £100 Android tablets as rubbish. And I would agree with that having tried some.

Best sub £100 Android product i have seen and purchased was the Orange San Fran phone. Now that is remarkable value for your ££££££££

cubed

resistive screen = useless




Resistive is fine , I had a T-mobile PUlse before the ZTE blade
Resistive on a big screen would be even easier.

I still would not buy this for anything more than

Digital photoframe
Wiki
BBC
Forums
Ereader
etc

If you want anything else , spend more

COCO

Ro_Stav1

The whole "its rubbish because it doesn't have a capacitive screen" line … The whole "its rubbish because it doesn't have a capacitive screen" line is getting ridiculous now. These tablets are very DIFFERENT products that perform SIMILAR functions to the likes of Ipads and SanFrans. Judge these tablet deals on their own merits and grow up you attention starved trolls.



You make a valid argument then ruin it by adding unnecessary insults!

The point is that these resistive screens are very frustrating to use where the software is designed for a good touchscreen, especially if you've become used to decent capacitive touchscreens such as that on the San Francisco. It's a valid warning to the ignorant, who can then weigh up the low price against the spec.

Benjimoron

They are 1/6 of the size?



Oh, yes - they fit in your pocket too!

I'd really wait until Android 3.0 is out and available on tablets before getting on. This is just going to disappoint. 3.0 will be optimised for this sized screen and feature full android market.

Also as mentioned by others this is NOT flash compatible - you need Android 2.2 for that!

cheesemp

I'd really wait until Android 3.0 is out and available on tablets before … I'd really wait until Android 3.0 is out and available on tablets before getting on. This is just going to disappoint. 3.0 will be optimised for this sized screen and feature full android market.Also as mentioned by others this is NOT flash compatible - you need Android 2.2 for that!



Even if by some miracle this tablet did get an update to 2.2 I highly doubt it would be able to run flash.

"Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 800MHz Processor" is required which this doesn't have.

This has an ARM11 running at 667MHz.

jorgthegreat

Don't know how anyone can vote this hot without knowing the processor … Don't know how anyone can vote this hot without knowing the processor speed or RAM. If thats poor then its basically £99 for a piece of glass.



Processor is ARM11 @ 667MHz
128MB RAM

The only really competitive Android Tabs out there at the moment in my opinion is the Advent Vega and the new Archos products but they'll set you back around £200-£250

Rich44

It's £99



i have the touch pro2 & love it!! thats resistive

Cold. You can get something similar (equally rubbish) on DX for £63.

Seeing as there is alot of conversing for this deal, I shall also contribute:

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That is all.

Not worth the money, 128mb RAM would make this as slow as a week in the jail.

pedster

Being an Android phobic, can anyone let me know if my son can view the … Being an Android phobic, can anyone let me know if my son can view the web and play penguin club, binweevils flash based web pages basically on this?



No way flashplayer not supported

cheap tablet, you get what you pay for
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