E Fun launches $130 Next 7S tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GHz CPU

If you're still in the quest for that perfect Mother's Day gift, eFun believes you should have to look no further than its recently announced Next 7S tablet. The outfit isn't a newcomer to budget-friendly territory, and it's keeping the trend rolling by pricing its latest 7-inch slate at a mere $129.99. That small amount of cash will get you an 800 x 480 display, a 1GHz single-core processor, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD) and, more importantly, a serving of Android four-dot-oh (4.0.3 to be exact). Unfortunately, the Next 7S -- which itself might be some rebadged hardware -- isn't offering support for Google Play at the moment, thus you're stuck with either Barnes & Noble's Nook shop or the lesser-known GetJar App Store. Head on past the break to check out an extra pic of the Next 7S and the official word from eFun.


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E FUN Announces Its Next 7S Android 4.0 Tablet for Mother's Day

Give Mom The Best With This Versatile 7" Tablet Featuring Android Ice Cream Sandwich

WEST COVINA, CA – May 2, 2012 – E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and manufacturer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, is now shipping its Nextbook Next 7S tablet for Mother's Day. The 7" tablet features the recently introduced Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Barnes & Noble NOOK Store™ and the GetJar App Store, offering users access to over two million books and 350,000 mobile apps.

"At an affordable price, the Next 7S is the perfect Mother's Day gift this year," remarked Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales for E FUN. "With the Next 7S, busy moms can check emails and jot down reminders while on the go, then in their spare time can read eBooks, play games, browse the Internet while on WiFi and so much more. Moms of all ages will enjoy this lightweight and easy to use tablet."

Features of the Next 7S include a 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor and over-the-air (OTA) firmware update capabilities, as well as Flash 11 support. Additionally, the tablet has a front-facing camera and 1080p high-definition video player for quality viewing of favorite movies, music videos and more. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to watch YouTube videos, listen to music, receive and send e-mails, or simply browse the Internet.

The Next 7S has an 800x480 color multi-touch screen and a G-sensor auto-rotate orientation feature for landscape or portrait viewing. To keep all of a user's files safely stored, it has 4 gigabytes (GB) of built-in flash memory and a microSD card slot for expandable memory up to 32GB, as well as a 2.0 mini-USB port.

The preloaded Barnes & Noble NOOK Store provides access to over 2.5 million titles, including new releases, bestsellers, classics, children's books, magazines, newspapers and more, while the GetJar App Store is the world's largest independent app store offering over 350,000 mobile apps for Android.

The Next 7S is available now at select retailers nationwide for $129.99.

About E FUN
As its name implies, E FUN is a designer and marketer of fun, lifestyle e-products that are easily accessible. While appreciated by techies, E FUN products are primarily designed for consumers who desire the latest technological products, but are more concerned with what they do, not how they do it. E FUN's ongoing product innovation focuses on making electronics and computing more fun! Initial products offerings from E FUN include the APEN digital pen and Nextbook Android tablets. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California.

For additional information regarding E FUN's brands, please visit APEN at www.apenusa.com; and Nextbook at www.nextbookusa.com.

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eFun launches $130 Next 7S tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GHz CPU