Ok so I came across a little gem of a tablet. Up until this point the only “poor man’s” tablet has been the Blackberry playbook 16GB for $198. The HipStreet Titan can be purchased between $98 and $150 (depending on where you look….$150 is still good). This tablet even has the newest version of Android (4.0 or ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich)
After the continue I will break down the pros and cons of the Titan.I was a little skeptical about picking this up. I mean really a tablet for under $100!?! Honestly this is my first tablet and I have only played with the Samsung Galaxy 10″ tablet a couple times, so I do not have much to go on, but so far so good.
First off the first one I took home had a problem with the video in that the “white screen of death” came up. This isn’t unheard of with any tablet, so I returned it and have been happy with the second one ever since!
I wish there were more support for non partnered devices. While this tablet can handle all official android apps it does not have the official Google Play app available for it (and for some reason I cannot install it either). Anyway there are some great sites out there that have official apps, you just have to install them manually (really just copy them to a folder on the tablet and use file manager to open). So for people who are able to figure out how to install manually this is a small hurdle.
I have only had this device for about 2 or 3 weeks, so I have not had time to explore it too thoroughly, but I can say that I am very impressed with the capabilities of it so far. I recommend this to anyone that has kids, room mates etc and are in need of something to check emails, play some games etc, but have a small budget to contend with!