Hoffman Estates, Ill. - Kmart has begun offering a low-cost version of an iPad-like device called the Augen Gentouch at $149.
The Android 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 TWICE.
The Wi-Fi-equipped 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 and Noble.