Today Leader International Inc. announced their new “Budget Tablet”, the Impression 10. The Impression 10 offers some high quality features that tablets like the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are offering, namely a large capacitive touchscreen, a camera, Flash, and IPS Display. Sounds awesome right? Would it impress you even more to learn that it has a sticker of $350.00 where other companies are asking $500 or more for 10-inch tablets?
The Impression 10 sounds all nice and dandy at first, but it’s the little things that may doom it before arrival. Sadly, this tablet only runs Android 2.2 Froyo and there is no Android Market access. This means you are going to be running a stretched out OS on your tablet, the exact reason for Android 3.X (Honeycomb). Also, since there is no Android Market on this device, applications are going to have to be side-loaded, which for the average user, can be a big chore.
Overall, Leader International Inc. should be applauded for their efforts, even if they do fall a bit short. Still, a budget tablet like the Impression 10 may be a decent pick up for some at $350. We get the sense that a lot of you readers would rather pay the extra $150 and grab yourself a dual-core Honeycomb tablet.
Source: Press Release