Tesco Pits Promising Linx N700 Tablet Against Galaxy Tab

Supermarket giant Tesco has pinned its hope on a little known newcomer, the Linx N700, to fill the gap left by the £529 Samsung Galaxy Tab and the £429 Dell Streak in its Tablet range.

Tesco has slashed the price of the device to £299, a £50 discount compared to Phones4U, and thown in free delivery and 598 Clubcard points.

Like the two others, the N700 is based on the Android OS (Froyo in this case). Compared to the Galaxy Tab, it doesn't come with a 1024x600 pixels screen or a sleek design but that's it really.

It packs a 600Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227, one that is based on the ARM11 architecture, a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 3G and phone capabilities (yep, just slot in your SIM card), a front VGA camera and a rear 3-megapixel one, 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM.

There's also a GPS, a microUSB port, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, a leather carry case and Google Marketplace. There's no third party application store or proprietary user interface.

The device is said to come with a 3240mAh battery and deliver up to 30 hours worth of music playback or up to 5 hours of video playback. Dialaphone has carried out a quick review here and reckons that it is a winner.