Hoffman Estates, Ill.
- Kmart has begun offering a low-cost version of an iPad-like device called the
Augen Gentouch at $149.
2.1-based device is available in "select" stores, and the retailer plans to
begin selling it through its web site beginning next week, a spokesperson told
Gentouch features 7-inch touchscreen, Samsung 800MHz processor, 2GB of embedded
memory, and SD/MMC slot to expand memory, the spokesperson said. It comes with
1800mAh lithium battery.
On its website,
Kmart already offers a $99 Augen e-book reader with Wi-Fi, 7-inch screen,
embedded keyboard, A/V playback, 2GB embedded memory, SD card slot, 400MHz
processor, and compatibility with e-books from Amazon, Kobo Books, and Barnes