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SA’s first sub-R1000 tablet

TabletWorld, a division of LuckyMobile, this morning released the cheapest tablet computer available in South Africa: the 7‚ Colpad, with a price tag of just R999.

TabletWorld, a division of LuckyMobile, today launches the Colpad, the cheapest, full-featured tablet computer in South Africa, with a price tag of just R999.

The TabletWorld device, available from, is a 7″ WiFi-only tablet running on Google Android 2.2. The device runs on a 660MHz RockChip2818 processor and 4GB of Flash memory. Its Micro SD slot will support Micro SD cards of up to 32GB capacity.

It comes pre-installed with a range of popular apps, including Angry Birds, Kindle reader, TuneinRadio, Facebook, Twitter, DropBox, Soundhound, Jango and IMDB. With trackball function and a stylus, the device promises to be extremely user-friendly even if you are not used to touchscreen devices. Its 4000mAH batter offers up to six hours of life per charge.

Says TabletWorld founder, Laurence Seberini: “”With this product, we want to make tablets accessible to a whole new segment of the market that could not afford them before. The wide selection of apps available for this Android device, as well as the low price-tag, make it perfect for schoolchildren as well as university students who need access to online learning materials.

“”It is also a perfect fit for people who want Web and e-mail access, yet cannot afford a full-featured PC or notebook. And if you already own a notebook, you’ll love the freedom that having a lightweight mobile device gives you to be productive without dragging your mobile computer everywhere you go.””

Tablets are great e-readers, which means the TabletWorld device is well-geared for educational applications. Tablets also offer a superior experience to smartphones for applications such as e-mail and calendars. They are also a boon for insurance adjusters, real estate agents and other information workers who do a lot of presentations to small audiences.

And get ready to reinvent your music collection with apps like Tuneinradio and Jango, which let you stream hours of music from your favorite artist or genre.

Accessories like SD cards, keyboards, covers and a stylus are also available on the site. All are available in a bundled deal as well.

* The Colpad can be ordered online at from and payment made by credit card or bank transfer. The device will be delivered to your doorstep by Skynet. For more information, drop an email to * “

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