Cherrypal is notable for their low cost netbooks designed for emerging markets. Today however, they announced their first mainstream product, the CherryPad America tablet, at a new low of $188. Shipping adds $18.80, ten percent of the device’s cost.
The tablet is a 7-inch Android tablet which tries to distance itself from the likes of the GenTouch78, by promising full hardware acceleration with OpenGL 2.0. In addition, they tout a six to eight hour average battery life. Current Android tablets have difficulty achieving these battery runtimes.
Still, questions remain. The Android Market is missing from screen shots, but other photos show applications like Google Maps on the device. Google has refused to allow the Google Experience (Android Market, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube) onto tablets, though that will change later this year with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Other questions also remain, such as inputs and storage support, the only other specification confirmed by the company is that the device has 802.11g built-in.
PhoneNews.com has a CherryPad America ordered, and will continue to cover the new developments on this device.