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Velocity Micro Introduces Two Sub-$300 Android Slates

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Two new little Android tablets have joined the ever-growing tablet race, this time from Velocity Micro. Both the 8-inch Cruz T408 and the 10-inch Cruz T410 are nice enough, but what’ll really catch your eye are the pricetags. The Cruz T408 and T410 are priced at $239.99 and $299.99 respectively — a comfortable price point for anyone looking to get a starter slate.

These offerings add some size variation to Velocity Micro’s current slate lineup, which includes the 7-inch Cruz tablet and the also 7-inch Cruz Reader. In terms of spec quality on these little guys, things are looking a bit better than the price suggests. Both have capacitive touch screens, in the previously mentioned 8- and 10-inch flavors. A 1GHz Cortex A8 processor runs the show in both, along with WiFi support and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on top.

The Cruz slates have full access to the Amazon Appstore for Android along with Angry Birds Rio and QuickOffice pre-loaded. Adobe Flash Player 10.3 is also supported, and both slates have their own forward-facing camera for video chat.

Obviously, neither of these is an iPad or a Galaxy Tab, but they’re still solid options for someone with very basic tablet needs. Velocity Micro says both the Cruz T408 and Cruz T410 will be available by the end of September.