Clothing retailer Next enters tablet market

Ever since Apple launched its iPad tablet, many firms have either already entered or trying to enter the tablet arena. Next, the UK's most popular high street chain, has announced its entry into the tablet market by launching an Android-based tablet.

The Next tablet comes equipped with a 10. i-inch LCD touchsreen that offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, 1GHz ARM processor, 8GB onboard storage, which can be expanded with the help of a microSD card.

Other striking features of the Next tablet include 256MB of RAM, Google Android 2.1, 3.5mm headset jack, built-in microphone and a USB port. It also features G-sensor, built in accelerometer, Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.

The battery of the device is capable to run for three hours at one charge.

Following the huge success of Apple’s iPad, electronic giant Samsung and BlackBerry manufacturer RIM also unveiled their potential tablet devices. However, all the available or imminent tablets cost much more than Next tablet.

Despite striking specifications, the high-street retailer is offering the tablet for just 180 pounds.