Ematic eGlide PrismIf Samsung’s new $249 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is out of your price range, Ematic has a new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped tablet that’ll be right up your alley. Announced on Thursday, the 7-inch eGlide Prism retails for just $157.16, making even the Kindle Fire look exorbitant. Considering this is aimed at the value market, the specs won’t blow anyone’s socks off, though they sound plenty good for someone who simply wants to check email and browse the Web. The device comes with a 1GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a microSD slot, a front-facing shooter, Android 4.0, a 7-inch screen (800×480) and, oddly, 3D glasses. If you’re interested, head on over to ShopNBC for the goods.

EMATIC ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE THE EGLIDE PRISM: AN ANDROID 4.0 POWERED 7”

Latest tablet features enhanced gaming and browsing experiences, portability, and powerful productivity

Los Angeles- April 12, 2012 – Ematic, a leader in value tablets, is excited to release its latest Android-powered tablet: the 7” eGlide Prism.  Building on the success of its existing tablet collection, Ematic’s Prism enhances gaming and entertainment experiences, and boasts powerful productivity.

“The eGlide Prism is packed with the latest technology designed for an improved user experience,” says Roy Rayn, General Manager of Ematic.  “It’s also slim in size which makes it the perfect tablet for people who are always on the move.”

The eGlide Prism runs on the Android 4.0 Operating System (also known as “Ice Cream Sandwich”) for improved multi-tasking, faster web browsing and a refined interface.  The device is optimized for rich media entertainment on its 7-inch touchscreen display.  With a built-in 3-axis gyroscope combined with an accelerometer–the eGlide Prism is capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, and full 3D altitude and rotation.  The tablet’s HD video player supports up to 2160p 3D HD videos.

The tablet’s powerful processor allows the user to enjoy browsing the web, networking, and playing games at exceptionally fast speeds.  The tablet was designed for simple and easy navigation:  A truly user-friendly product!  Meantime, the ultra-slim Prism is 9mm thick and weighs only .6 pounds making it ideal when on-the-go.  However, that does not mean the user has to sacrifice a lot of memory.  The eGlide Prism comes with 8GB of flash memory plus 5GB of cloud storage.

The eGlide Prism comes with built-in Wi-Fi compatibility which means Internet connectivity anywhere there is a hotspot.  The tablet also features a front facing camera, built-in speaker, and a MicroSD Memory Card port.  It comes with 3D glasses, a protective sleeve, earphones, wall charger, and a USB cable.

The Ematic eGlide Prism is now available at www.shopnbc.com.  It is on sale for $157.16 (regularly priced $216.00).