PadNews has the gory details (use Chrome, as somehow Google Translate no longer works).
Basically, these promotions did it for Walmart:
The seven-inch tablet is a 1024 × 600 TN screen, a MediaTek 8127 quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM, 8GBs internal storage, a 3MP camera, and Android 4.4. The battery life was stated as four hours.
The 10.1-inch tablet is a 1024 × 600 TN screen, a MediaTek 8127 quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM, 16GBs internal storage, a 3MP camera, and Android 4.4. The 6 battery life was stated as six hours.
TN screens! Absolute garbage!
Yet the people who bought them probably thought they were getting a steal.
Instead the suckers lined up to get robbed!
PadNews is shocked at the US$29 price, which they believe was below cost. They think many people actually wound up buying it online at its full US$49 price. So Walmart made money, even if it was a modest amount per tablet. (Some Shenzhen tablet makers have reported they’re making nearly nothing these days so they can stay in the game!)
Months ago PadNews had an item about Walmart placing a huge order with Shenzhen for craptabs (
I thought I did a post but can’t find it December 22, I found it: Wal-Mart Crapttab Alert). Now we know what that order was: These tablets.
I’d be surprised if most of them are still working after six months.
Let’s hope their owners don’t die in a fire!
This tablet was regularly used by a 12 year old on facebook and some basic games like temple run and Farmville. One day it went dead and she put it on charge and that’s when the battery turned into a airbag.
And what do you get from the tablet? This: