Dixons Group launching two Advent Android tablets this November

Mammoth UK high street and retail park retailer Dixons Group is set to stock a couple of Android tablets in its shops from next month, with two differing models appearing from November 1st.

The 7″ Advent Amico features Android 2.1, with the 10.1″ Advent Vega coming with Android 2.2 – and powered by Nvidia’s hot new Tegra 2 processor. The Amico is a very affordable £129.99 while the Vega will arrive at £249.99. This is the Vega:

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In fact, £249 for a 10″ Tegra-powered Android tablet with a capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.2 is really quite astonishing. The tablets will be available at UK Currys and PC World stores. Here’s the full press release for your confirmation of the all-important specs:

Dixons Retail Launches into the Tablet Market with new Advent Range

Advent Vega – the lowest priced fully featured tablet in the UK, £249.99

Advent Amico – offering excellent value, £129.99

Dixons Retail, parent company of PC World and Currys has today announced the exclusive UK launch of two new tablet computers; the Advent Vega and the Advent Amico in a move which will bring tablet computing to the masses.


The Advent Amico, at only £129.99, using Android 2.1 with a 7” touch screen and WiFi, offers customers a great introduction to the fun and convenience of tablet computing. It is only 15mm thick and is great for downloading quality videos, games and music to enjoy anywhere. With the addition of a camera it offers customers fantastic value for money as an entry level tablet.

The fully featured Advent Vega at £249.99 is a quality and affordable tablet computer, brimming with features. It has a capacitive multi-touch 10.1” screen and an nVidia Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor making it one of the fastest tablets on the market, perfect for high quality video and sound playback and indeed more powerful than many netbooks.

Popular sites such as BBC iPlayer, gaming sites, MySpace, Yahoo! Mail and YouTube can all be accessed with ease on the new Advent Vega.

The Android 2.2 operating system coupled with the fastest processor for tablets on the market enables users to easily navigate their way around the functions and programmes on the Advent Vega. With a 4Gb SD memory card as standard, up to 10 hours continued use, only 14mm thick, a 1.3 megapixel camera and WiFi capability, the Advent Vega is a very capable tablet, ideal for portable computing, at an affordable price.

The shiny black casing is stylish and elegant, yet robust enough to withstand the stresses and strains of normal daily use.

Jeremy Fennell, Category Director at Dixons Retail said; “We expect tablets to take the computing market by storm and become one of the most popular gifts this Christmas.

“While top of the range tablets may be all singing and dancing, the Advent Amico is a great, no frills, starter product. The Advent Vega meanwhile offers those who want more from their tablets a quality, performance product at a very affordable price.”

Currys and PC World will have a full range of tablets in its stores, spanning customers’ differing needs and budgets from 1 November.

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  1. SiNTAX

     /  October 8, 2010

    Damn! They look really good!?! If only the Vega came in 7″, I would order it now…

    Reply
  2. Lee

     /  October 8, 2010

    No doubt they’ll install some horrific UI…

    Reply
  3. bigwhoopitweet

     /  October 10, 2010

    I don’t think it will have skin on the top of the 2.2 Coz it would have pushed the price up in terms of development costs… pure like my nexusone …. tegra2 here I come!!!!! Follow me @ bigwhoopitweet

    Reply
  4. If the OS has had no fiddling with whatsoever by Dixons and is completely vanilla does that means updates get pushed out by Google direct? If that’s the case then this could definitely be finding its way into my… I mean my girlfriends stocking. *rolls*

    Reply
  5. bigwhoopitweet

     /  October 11, 2010

    Ha ha funny matt s yeh lets hope …

    Reply
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