View Quest Slate 5 Android tablet launches in the UK – for £139.99

If you want to own a historical Android relic you might want to head down to Maplin – where the View Quest Slate 5 is currently in stock for £139.99. The significant downside to this 5″ Android tablet is its OS, which, for some bizarre reason, is the massively outdated Android 1.5.

We’d suspect that’s down to the processor inside the Slate 5, which is a rather rare Rockchip 2080. One for the collectors, this.

slate 5

Here’s the tech spec sheet, taken from View Quest.

CPU Rockchip 2080 Dual Core 600MHz
OS Google Android
Storage 2GB
Memory 128Mb EPROM
Expansion Micro SD Card Slot
Display 5” Extra-Bright Transflective

Speaker 1W Built-In
Headphones Aluminium Noise Isolating
USB High-Speed USB 2.0
Battery 4 Hours (1350mAh)
Dimensions 134x85x14.9mm 186g
Apps Games, News, eBook, Work, Social Networking, Email, Music, Web, Video, Weather
Accessories AC Adapter, Earphones, Carry Case, USB

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  1. Ron Hewson

     /  February 8, 2011

    I have just purchased a 5″ View Quest Slate and so far everthing I have tried to download always comes up with “this is not supported”.
    Ican pich up my emails and surf the web.
    So far my attempts at optaining music, apps and games are to no avail.
    Idea please.
    Ron Hewson

    • dans

       /  February 9, 2011

      Market is not supported on this device, so you wont be able to install many apps.

      If you can take it back, try the Viewsonic 7 or Galaxy Tab. I have the Tab, love it.

  2. Ron Hewson

     /  February 8, 2011

    I have just purchased a 5″ View Quest Slate and so far everthing I have tried to download always comes up with “this is not supported”.
    I can pick up my emails and surf the web.
    So far my attempts at optaining music, apps and games are to no avail.
    Idea please.
    Ron Hewson

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