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Skytone Android debuts, confuses, and disappoints

April 22, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka


Skytone Android debuts, confuses, and disappoints

Chinese computer maker Skytone has plans to release an Android powered netbook soon. The Skytone Alpha 680 is a tablet running Android with a 7 inch, 800 x 400 resolution screen. A product page from Skytone’s official site reveals photos of what looks like an interesting product – that is until you read the specifications of it.

A netbook with 128 MB DDR2 memory? A 533 MHZ processor? Really? I haven’t seen a computer with those specs since my high-school computer lab. Maybe I’m crazy, but I expect my computer to be noticeably faster than my cell phone, not a device that mirrors its memory and processing stats. I’m silly like that.

Then to add a dose of weirdness, images of the product show a screen running Firefox, a program that doesn’t work on Android and won’t be supported anytime in the near future.

The Skytone Alpha 680 could cost as little as $100. For a full list of specs, visit the Skytone product page.