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No Comment: Android tablet not actually endorsed by Steve Jobs


Amidst the legal and marketplace challenges to Android tablets, there are certainly a few bright spots: a British court ruled that Galaxy tablets aren't likely to be confused for Apple's iPad because the Samsung competitive devices "are not as cool." Yes, the judge really said that. But at least the Galaxy Tab is clear for sale in the UK, and the reviews for the Google/ASUS Nexus 7 are largely positive.

Unfortunately, this generic Android tablet for sale on NoMoreRack is probably more indicative of the state of the offerings out there. Reader Dan sent us the link, and the specs are nothing to write home about (Android 3.0, 1.2 Ghz CPU, supports Flash 10.2, and it's not clear how "1080p Video" is going to work on that 800x600 screen); at least it's cheap at $141. The problem is not the crappy product -- the problem is that someone thought the best way to sell this POS would be to slap a picture of Steve Jobs on it.

Apparently the ones who are crazy enough to sell discounted no-name Android tablets also think they can confuse consumers by clipping the face of Apple's late founder into their product images. "Now it looks just like an iPad! We'll sell a boatload of these things!" It probably won't work, but it does earn them today's more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger No Comment.

Thanks Dan.

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