Next to start selling a tablet PC

High street retailer unveils Google Android-based tablet that costs just £180.

Next – better known for its clothing and home furnishings range – has started selling an own-brand tablet computer running the Google Android operating system.

The Next tablet, which costs £180, has a 10in screen, 8GB of storage, and is Wi-Fi enabled. It uses an ARM processor, and Google’s Android OS.

The Next tablet is cheaper than some more high-end devices, such as the iPad, but users will have to expect compromises in return for that price tag.”The Next tablet is less technically sophisticated than some of its rivals, but it boasts a three-hour battery life, two USB ports, and microphone and headphone sockets. However, unlike the iPad, the Next tablet does not support multi-touch, so users will not be able to pinch and zoom on the screen to navigate around web pages or photos.