BEST DEALS: Binatone Homesurf 8 Android tablet only £69.99

UK retailer Comet will send you a Binatone Homesurf 8 in return for a mere £69.99, which we reckon makes this the cheapest Android tablet on sale in the UK today. In return for your money you get an 8″ resistive screen running at 800×600 resolution, and, er, Android 1.6.

Might be worth investing in one of these if you operate some sort of gadgetry museum.

binatone homesurf 8 comet

It’s rubbish. But for £69 you pretty much waive all rights to complain about it at checkout. Have a look at it over at Comet if you need a spare, practically disposable Android tablet to put in the shed or loft.

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  1. Timbo

     /  June 22, 2011

    Hmm, nice idea for my cctv (blue-Iris software) system. If thats a dock I see in the picture then I can use IPCamViewer in Quad mode. Also then as a Network enabled picture frame?

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  2. Stephen

     /  June 23, 2011

    Android 1.6 pml

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  3. hecatae

     /  June 23, 2011

    product details: “Samsung ARM1 processor model number” whats ARM1 ?

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  4. This is the problem with an “open” OS. Devices like this give Android a bad reputation because of the poor quality.

    Android 1.6 can be passable for a cheapo tab but resistive screen… useless. Might be alright for doing the odd bit of browsing but even web apps such as Gmail are all optimised for capacitive screens.

    I love android but at least the tablet experience on an iPad is consistent.

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  5. Joe

     /  July 6, 2011

    Sadly the Binatone Homesurf 8 doesn’t deliver as well as it ought to. I shouldn’t really grumble at £69 but when you can’t find compatible apps because there is no access to the Android Market you are really running a dinasour. Binatone offer very little support, so you are left to your own devices to find usable apps. I can’t even find a audio player to support audio books. Even my iphone can manage that.

    Overall verdict: Disapponting!

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  6. Earthly Ideas

     /  July 18, 2011

    Don’t be misled into buying this product! Build is good & looks good, but that’s where good stuff stops.
    – Tablet runs really old version of Android, cannot be upgraded
    – Touch screen is old style touch screen where you have to press very heavily to get it to work
    – Processor really slow, so can’t use majority of Android apps
    Much better to spend money on something else, as 5 years ago this would have seemed brilliant, but now seems ancient beyond belief.

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