Android PocketBook A7 tablet to challenge Amazon Kindle Fire

Thus far in the mobile tablet space of the 7-inch variety the Amazon Kindle Fire has been the dominate of the species, however there is a new 7-inch Android slate on the horizon that just might be a challenger to the Kindle Fire, the PocketBook A 7 Android e-reader/tablet, which is the successor to the firm’s 701 model.

According to the guys over at Ubergizmo, the PocketBook A7 albeit running on the Android platform does offer physical navigation buttons reminiscent of an e-reader, and when it comes to the specs the PocketBook A7 does tout Android Gingerbread OS.

Those specs include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touch screen along with a 1GHz single core processor, a 2 megapixel front facing camera but no rear facing snapper, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, runs Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, and has a microSD expansion slot.

However the PocketBook A7 is left a little wanting as unfortunately the Android slate doesn’t deliver access to apps on the Android Market and also doesn’t support Google apps, whilst at least with the Amazon Kindle Fire you can purchase Android apps from the Amazon AppStore.

As for a release date and pricing, well apparently there’s no word on either at the moment but if the PocketBook A7 were to challenge the Kindle Fire it would have to come out to play with a sub $200 price tag.

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