Nextbook Premium8 tablet (okay it was two weeks ago), but the company is already pitching the latest entry in the line. The Nextbook Premium9 has a nine-inch display, in keeping with the Southern California company's fairly straight-forward naming convention. The slate runs a basic version of Android 2.3 (though the company assures us that a Honeycomb upgrade is on the way) and packs in 4GB of memory (expandable via a MicroSD slot), a built-in speaker, a two megapixel front-facing camera and, as a bit of a throwback, a mini USB port.
We had a bit of trouble on the software front -- the tablet froze up on us a few times during our hands-on trial, in spite of the 1GHz processor inside. The hardware itself is a bit more promising, however. It's actually a pretty slick little tablet that has a nice feel in hand, thanks in part to its brushed metal rear -- though the tablet does feel a bit on the thick side. The asking price for the Gingerbread slate is $299, though the company made a point of letting us know that it'll likely be a bit cheaper when it goes on sale in November / December, running consumers closer to $269 -- better, sure, but perhaps still not low enough to bring too many folks over to the eFun way.