$188 CherryPad America Android 2.1 tablet realistic about sub-iPad ambitions

Android tablet manufacturers generally want to take on the iPad at around half the price, so it's good to hear Cherrypal CTO Max Seybold being more realistic about his company's $188 CherryPad.  "The CherryPad America does not compete against the Apple iPad" he maintains, instead saying it "addresses the sub-iPad market."

That "sub-iPad market" gets Android 2.1, a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, accelerometer and an 800MHz Samsung ARM11 processor that Cherrypal still reckon is good enough for 3D acceleration.  It's paired with 256MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, a microSD card slow, WiFi b/g and a USB port into which you can plug a 3G modem for mobile broadband access.

Speakers, a microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack and – perhaps most importantly – access to the Android Market round out the main functionality.  Cherrypal even say the CherryPad will last 6-8hrs on a full charge, which is ambitious stuff.  It's on sale now.

Update: While SlashGear has had no dealings with Cherrypal, Nate at The Digital Reader has expressed some doubts about the reliability of the company.

[via Android Community]