Another Android tablet hits the market. The big difference here is that it’s inexpensive at $229 and it has fairly decent specs and features. The SuperNova has a 1Ghz Cortex A8 CPU with Android 2.3, an 800×600 8” Capacitive screen along with front and back cameras and it even has HDMI out. I’d say that’s not bad for that price at all. Sadly there’s no official Android marketplace, it’s using GetJar, but I’d install the Amazon Appstore and be happy with that I think.
-Pandigital today expanded its new line of Android™ media tablets with the Pandigital SuperNova (www.pandigital.com/SuperNova). The SuperNova delivers powerful performance with advanced features and functionality for seamless interactivity with the latest digital applications and content. The new tablet will be available to consumers this month for an affordable $229 MSRP.
The SuperNova is the flagship product in a new line of Android tablets from Pandigital. It features an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, advanced processor, Adobe® Flash®, HDMI-out, built-in Bluetooth, front- and rear-facing cameras, and many more features and capabilities for the consumer. With the SuperNova whether at work or at play users can surf the web, check email, read the latest best seller, check out popular social media sites, catch up on the news or entertainment, look at family vacation photos, and more.
The powerful 1GHz Cortex A8 processor with a dedicated graphics engine provides fast response times and enhanced performance for playing video games, or watching movies and videos. Adobe Flash makes viewing web pages more fun by enhancing animation, video, and interactivity to the web pages. The 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch technology is extremely responsive and makes navigating the SuperNova quick and easy whether playing games or posting an update on Facebook. Taking pictures or video and video conferencing is simple with the front and rear facing cameras and integrated microphone. Sharing the fun of your tablet is easy by experiencing it on your TV with the built-in HDMI connectivity. Integrated Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity further expands the peripheral hardware options for users.
Customize the SuperNova with Direct Access to Digital Content
With digital content becoming more prevalent and constantly changing, consumers want to customize and update their devices to best fit their digital lifestyle, making it critical to have instant access to the latest applications. The Pandigital SuperNova offers seamless connectivity to more of the applications consumers want, including:
- Barnes & Noble’s eStore – Quick and convenient access to more than two million eBooks, newspapers and magazines, a wide variety of free eBooks, and more than half a million free classics. It’s easy to browse, sample, buy, and download published content in seconds. Also, customers can lend many eBooks with friends and family for 14 days.
- GetJar – Access thousands of applications from the world’s largest free app store from categories including Education, Social & Messaging, Entertainment, Finance, Food, Games, Health, Search, Lifestyle, Maps, Music, News & Weather, Photos, Productivity, Religion, Shopping, Sports and Travel.
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Browser – Access the Internet and surf the web anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is available.
- Adobe™ Flash 10.3 – Enjoy the full multimedia web with on-board support
- Bluetooth 2.1 – Expands peripheral hardware connectivity options.
- Email – Stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues using existing email addresses –including support for MS Exchange.
- InTouch – Quick one-app view of your Facebook, Twitter, and email accounts as well as topical RSS news feed data.
- U-Player – Direct access to popular YouTube videos.
- Gallery and Video Player – View and manage photo files, and play and manage MPEG4 video files.
- Music – Play and manage music audio files (MP3, WAV and AAC).
- Camera – Use front and rear facing cameras to take pictures and video.
- ES File Explorer – View and manage files and apps, and back up files to a microSD card.
- OfficeSuite Viewer – Open and view many file formats (DOC, DOCX, TXT, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX and PDF).
Further enhancing the flexibility of the SuperNova, Pandigital included several custom-developed applications that provide users with a more intuitive experience. Connecting with and monitoring available Wi-Fi networks is easy with the Wi-Fi Connection Wizard. Automated notices of firmware updates and the ability to download them directly to the tablet via the Wi-Fi connection helps make sure that customers have the latest technology available. Other useful apps from Pandigital include InTouch for instant access to social networking sites, a customized calendar, a notes app, a weather app, and an alarm clock with one-touch bedside slideshow, music, and dimming.