Philadelphia Media Network Selling its Own Android Tablet for Newspaper e-Subscriptions

Newspapers and magazines have been trying to find a winning formula for publishing on the iPad and, to a lesser degree, other tablet platforms. The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com is pursuing a slightly different strategy. The have teamed with a tablet manufacturer to deliver a low-priced tablet to deliver their product.

Philadelphia Media Network and ARNOVA Offer Discounted Android Tablet with Bundled Digital Subscriptions to Inquirer, Daily News

The Android powered ARNOVA tablet is priced at $99 with a two-year subscription ($9.99 per month) or $129 with a one-year subscription ($12.99 per month). These subsidized subscriptions are possible because of sponsorships by Main Line Health, Comcast Corporation, and Wells Fargo.

The tablet appears to be one that does not have an official Google Android license. This means that it does not include some Google components like the Android Market. The tablet uses the Amazon App Store for software delivery instead. The tablet runs the older Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch display and ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor. It has a microSD slot for additional storage as well as a camera capable of recording 720p HD video.

You can learn more about it or order a device (with a subscription) at:

http://www.phillytablet.com/

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