The 7" BeBook Live. Potty Usage Encouraged.

This BeBook Live is no joke. At $279 I thought it would have the specs of a Blackberry Pearl, but it's actually much better than that. It has a really funny promotional video to boot, though you might choose to use it a little differently if you pick one up. At about the :12 mark there is a still picture of a bloke with his pants around his ankles sitting on the can, and if the video is to be believed he is playing Tank Hero. 

I had only seen passing mention of this tablet before today and hadn't paid enough attention to notice pricing rumors. It lacks in some areas compared to the Nook Color, but this is certainly an attention getter in the lower priced tablet segment.

The theme for the BeBook Live is "Read, Surf, Watch, Play" and there is a good bit of pre-installed software (crapware?) to high-lite those themes. Seeing the list of pre-installed applications only seems to add to my unanswered questions about the device.
After my quick first glance I want to know if the pre-installed apps can be removed, I also want to know how well the thing runs with it's anemic RAM, what's the battery life like and if the thing access Andorid Market. Seeing it's limited resources a Honeycomb upgrade is out of the question, but how about Gingerbread? 

Outstanding questions aside, the BeBook Live will pack enough of a punch for the budget conscious tablet shopper. At the end of the day a $279 Android tablet is nothing to wipe your as... nothing to lift your leg... it's a value priced contender.

Specs, stills and video below.
OS Version Foryo 2.2
RAM 512MB
Memory 4GB (up to 32GB SD)
Processor Samsung Cortex A8, 1 GHz
Display 7" TFT-LCD, Multi-Touch
Resolution 800x600
Wireless Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth
Camera 2MP Front Facing
Ports USB 2, HDMI, Audio
Size 140x202x11
Weight 426 grams

 

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Randy Arrowood

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I'm a 40 something early adopter of all things technology. I was first in line to buy both my original Verizon Droid and my Apple iPad 1. I don't hate your phone or tablet choice, but I've probably got an opinion about it. Aside from my family, the only things that I love more than a new gadget are fly fishing and going to the ballpark. Ocassionaly I find a way to blog about both. Though I'm only one more Foxconn story away from being fired, I've been writing for Android Headlines since March 2011.