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  • SKYTEX Skypad Alpha 7" Touch Screen Cortex-A8 Tablet Android OS 2.3
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SKYTEX Skypad Alpha 7" Touch Screen Cortex-A8 Tablet Android OS 2.3

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  • Freescale i.MX515 Cortex-A8 (800mhz +200mhz DSP)
  • Adobe Flash support, OpenGL ES 2.0 & 3D GPU, watch YouTube Video
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB Storage, Expandable microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Front-facing 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, WiFi b/g/n
  • 3000mAh Li-ion polymer Battery
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Product Description

The SKYPAD Alpha is a feature packed entry-level Android 2.3 powered tablet. Its compact and lightweight design encompasses a vibrant 7” color LCD touchscreen, with a 1.3MP webcam, 4GB of internal storage, and up to 32GB of expandable storage via micro SD. Boasting a feature set unparalleled in its class, Alpha comes standard with blazing fast WiFi N, Bluetooth™ 2.0, a powerful Freescale™ ARM Cortex™ -A8 processor, and 512MB of RAM. SKYPAD Alpha will keep you connected and engaged whether you’re at home, in flight, or at the neighborhood coffee shop. Surf the web, download apps, check your email, stream videos and music, or make VOIP or video calls anywhere there’s an available WiFi connection.

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Screen Size7 inches
Processor0.8 Hz
RAM0.512 GB DDR2
Hard Drive4 GB
Wireless Type802.11bgn, Bluetooth
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameSkytex
SeriesSkypad Alpha
Item model numberSkypad Alpha
Hardware PlatformAndroid 2.3
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3
Item Weight13.6 ounces
Item Dimensions L x W x H4.70 x 0.60 x 7.70 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandARM
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
  
Additional Information
ASINB0051PJHDK
Best Sellers Rank #19,382 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 pounds
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Date First AvailableApril 6, 2011
  
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193 of 197 people found the following review helpful By Leo on August 1, 2011
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Just got my Skypad Alpha today. I haven't had much time with it yet but so far im loving it. I did a lot of research on tablets under $200 and this one stood out to me. I know Skytex is not a really well known brand, but I've had luck with their ereader in the past, and their tech support is great! Now the skypad....it has lots of features that other tablets don't have at the price I'm looking for. I considered the Coby 7024, but it has a small battery and no bluetooth. I also looked at Archos and Velocity Micro tablets, but the processors were kinda slow. The one downer is the resistive screen, but I knew that going into it. Even though its resistive its still pretty responsive and it comes with a stylus but I don't really need it. I could've spent a little more and got one with a capacitive screen from china, but I didn't want to take the risk. Anyway, I've been playing some games, browsing the net and skype calling some friends so far. Everything runs really smooth. I even tested a couple 720p videos I had and it played perfectly. it use getjar as their apps market which isn't the greatest , but theres a lot of cool apps available on freeware lovers and I plan to install the amazon appstore next.

This tablet isn't an ipad or xoom killer, but you do get a lot of bang for the buck. For the price, it's really hard to beat. It's a great starter tablet for someone who isn't completely ready to take the plunge and spend hundreds of dollars for something really nice that'll be outdated in a month.

Pros:

- Fast processor (plays most games without lag)

- Wifi N

- Bluetooth

- 1.
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful By ND Mike on September 2, 2011
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Quick Edit. I just wanted to let everyone know that this pad does play netflix. Find and download version 1.2.2 and when it asks to upgrade just hit cancel. Made it through several full length movies with no issues at all.

I apologize for no original pics but my current camera blows hard unless actually using the light on the surface of the sun.

First the basics.

[...]The Skytex Skypad Alph[/url]a comes in your standard MID type box. You can tell the revision of your pad, A or B, by the image on the top of the box. If you have the green cloudy field you have an A, if your have the amber sunset field it is a B.

The Skypad comes with a soft cloth case, felt screen swipe, earphones with their own volume control., USB cable, stand for horizontal or vertical use, charger, and in my opinion the greatest pad accessory in the world, a stylus with a screw on cap that plugs into the headphone jack of your pad. Why don't all pads?

The style of the Skypad is sleek and simple. I mentioned previously it feels kind of strange but pleasant in your hand when compared to other pads. Like an e-reader on steroids. It's slender with a nice solid feel, on the ends it has a brushed metallic trim, the back has a black coating that has a nice no slip feel to it. You have the Menu, Home, and Back button on the right front side of the face and the Skytex logo on the bottom. The bottom right side has you Mini USB and power adapter ports, the top right side has the headphone jack and power button. On the back you have your speaker and the reset pinhole.

The specs are as follows: Screen
Type: 7" (diagonal) color LCD Display
Resolution: 800x480 SVGA
Touch type: Resistive

CPU Freescale i.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By NeighboorhoodHacker on September 2, 2011
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Hey all,

I am not an android guru, but I am a linux enthusiast and I am currently attending college under a programming major. Anyways enough about me, I thought I would throw up my thoughts on the issue.

Wifi

I thought that the wireless card provided and software worked great. I never did install wifi fixer seeing as how I've never heard of it and the only thing I have seemed to have issues with is the fact that I don't think I have a powerful enough router to use my device throughout my whole house. Like Rabid1 said this is to be expected with the smaller devices, but maybe I can bump up the performance with that app.

Videos

I played 1080p no problem. I would like to see Skytex perhaps put that on the box. I looked at there ad saying "plays 720p" and almost moved on because I figured it was slower than I'd like. Luckily I looked at the specs and liked them because I think that I got a great deal for the money.

Rooting and Gapps (their tech service)

Favorite thing about this company, I must agree with the no engladesh translating. I got ahold of an actual skytex employee who helped me walk through the process. We ended up being able to help each other out. Anyways I went from never using android to getting mine rooting and teaching myself to put gapps on this device fairly fast. I think that having a tech team that has your back and will be compliant with the modders makes any company a good leap past the rest.

Other Hardware

I don't really take advantage of bluetooth, so I have no help there. The gyroscope's response seemed to work great (I know cheapies can go nutz and/or not turn right).
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