Viewsonic gTablet is On Sale Again – $279

Do you recall that 10″ Android tablet that was on sale a few weeks ago? It’s on sale again for the same price, this time from Amazon. I’m not so sure you should get it.

It’s running Android v2.2 on a 10.1″ (1024×600) capacitive touchscreen, and it has a Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, 512MB RAM, 16GB Flash storage, a microSD card slot, Wifi, Bluetooth, and a 1.3MP camera on the front. It doesn’t have a second camera, and it doesn’t have access to the Android Market. But the reviews are decent, and it does come with Flash support and quite a few useful apps.

But this time around the price isn’t so spectacular. The sale price is the same, yes, but  I expect the current sale price for the gTablet to become the regular retail price fairly quickly. What we could be seeing here is a major disruption to the tablet market which could cause everyone to shave a $100 or more off the price of their tablets just to stay competitive.

P.S. I bought one when it was on sale a few weeks ago. It really is a very nice tablet.

via Amazon

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