Argos is the latest company to enter the tablet market, announcing the Bush branded MyTablet 7” device in time to entice parents and persuade kids to pester for one as a Christmas present. The device will cost £100 and it actually has reasonable specifications for the price tag, but because it is designed for the younger market, there are a number of features that the adult user may not be interested in.
The MyTablet has a 1.6GHz dual core processor and 8GB of internal memory. This can be expanded up to 32GB thanks to the microSD memory card slot. It will be powered by Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 straight out of the box and has some useful features for parents buying the tablet for their kids.
First off, you can choose between a silver or pink metal case so the MyTablet shouldn’t suffer too many bumps, bangs, and scratches during its life. Apps like BBC iPlayer and Angry Birds will also be pre-installed and parental lock features will be available straight out of the box. This means that parents don’t have to learn how to use the whole operating system just to protect their young ones while online.
The MyTablet is the latest in a number of budget tablets to be released. Tesco launched their own branded tablet, the Hudl, which has slightly better specifications and costs just £129.99. The Argos tablet will carry the Bush brand – the moniker used by the retailer for its own brand tech gadgets.
The MyTablet will be available from the Argos website and shops from Wednesday 16th October so just in time to be placed on Christmas lists around the country.