Hmm, seems to be available for 110€ + shipping. but no gps, umts/gprs so mainly home use. Do you think it is good enough?
As far as horribly cheap chinese tablets go, this one is really rather good, it is miles ahead of the previous generation of chinese android tablets.
The really bad thing though: Zenithink violates the GPL with this device, and therefor people should rather buy other devices.
I am really rather curious about this "Spark" announcement. My feeling is that it is just KDE Plasma on top of the bog standard image on a bog standard C71. I think that Aaron, and a few others, are now cursing their heads off "Damn! No Kernel source!"
Great news! They are not violating the GPL at all, they themselves managed to get the amlogic kernel release building in some way (not sure whether they only needed /proc/config.gz or whether they needed to do more work). This in itself is fantastic news, but Zenithink is being unduly rewarded for keeping up their violation.
Still, great stuff, i cannot wait to get my hands on one!
We really need front-line technology, example dual core or better, with hardware gfx and phone ability. Long battery life is also essential,. which isn't found on many no-name Chinese brands.
Remember, this will not run under dalvik! You'll get much more performance out of it than you are used to on a single core ARM running Android. Potentially also longer battery-life because of the single core, but I think the developers would rather sacrifice that for a smaller device and a cheaper price.
Supporting Android officially would thus be a bad idea. It might be better to open up the device sufficiantly and let the community handle android like on the N900.
Edit: But yes, no GPS and 3G/4G will probably be a deal breaker for many.