Dixons To Launch Own-Brand Android Tablets

Dixons has announced it will sell self-branded, affordable Android-based tablet computers ready for the Christmas rush.

UK-based Dixons, the parent company for retail outlets, PC World and Currys, has become of the first retailer in the country to unveil a pair of user friendly tablet devices, the Advent Amico and Advent Vega, reports tech website Android Community.

Advent Vega has a 10 inch capacitive display screen with multi-touch abilities, a dual core 1GHz processor by Nvidia Tegra 2, 1.3 megapixel camera, Wi-fi connection and an SD card slot of 4GB. The tablet computer is based on Google’s Android 2.2 operating system, codenamed Froyo and costs £249.99.

The Advent Amico sports a seven inch touch screen with Wi-Fi connection and camera. The low range tablet device run Android 2.1 and costs £129.99 only.

“While top-of-the-range tablets may be all-singing and dancing, the Advent Amico is a great, no frills, starter product. The Advent Vega, meanwhile, offers those who want more from their tablets a quality, performance product at a very affordable price,” said Jeremy Fenell, Category director at the retail chain.