Budget tablet maker Pandigital has officially been shut down, and the company's products are being sold off by liquidators trying to get a fraction of the original value from Pandigital’s remaining assets. Pandigital initially started the sell off over the summer, and are now officially calling it quits.
Back in August, we mentioned that the Pandigital SuperNova Android tablet had crossed the FCC. That tablet has now landed for people that want a reasonably priced tablet to order. The SuperNova will sell for $229 and is the flagship tablet in the Pandigital line of Android tablets. The tablet has an 8-inch screen with capacitive touch capability.
Were you holding your breath for Pandigital's promised "flagship" tablet, due in September? We do hope not, because all signs point to it being not quite as exciting as the name might suggest. According to The Digital Reader's sources, in fact the fourth model is the Pandigital SuperNova, an 8-inch 800 x 600 slate running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Low-cost Android tablets only occasionally turn out to be as cheerful as they are cheap, but Pandigital is spreading its bet with a new trio of Android-powered models that all slip in at under the $190 mark. The Pandigital Planet, Nova and Star all have 7-inch displays, ARM Cortex A9 processors and rear cameras (the Star throws in a front-facing camera too), along with HDMI output support and Barnes & Noble's eBookstore app preloaded.
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Pandigital's larger, 9-inch Android tablet/ereader - spotted clearing the FCC earlier this month - has shown up for sale, with QVC offering the Android slate at $213.80. Tipped at $199.99 by Pandigital itself, the slate has 2GB of onboard storage and WiFi b/g, and comes with a 4GB microSD card and a leatherette case.
Pandigital's new 9-inch Novel tablet has cleared the FCC, complete with plenty of photos and the user manual. As with the existing, 7-inch Novel slate, the new larger version has a stylus and comes with integrated Barnes & Noble ebook store access and WiFi. There are also SD card, miniUSB and headphone ports, and a light sensor.
Pandigital has outed another two ereaders, and this time around they've gone back to basics and stuck with epaper displays. Unlike the Pandigital Novel, which uses a color LCD display, the Pandigital Novel Personal uses a 6-inch 800 x 600 Sipix/AUO epaper touchscreen, though you still get WiFi and a browser app along with PDF and ePub document support.
Pandigital has some pretty nice digital photo frames that are set apart from the pack by the way in which users can send the things photos. These frames can connect to the internet and using software and someone in a different state or country can send a photo directly to the frame. Pandigital has shown off an even easier way to get content onto one of its frames at IFA 2010.
Pandigital has announced its latest eReader that supports multimedia content. The new reader is called the Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader and uses a full color TFT LCD matte display. That screen has a resolution of 800 x 600 and offers touch functionality and an intuitive user interface according to the maker.