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EE's 'Jay' own-brand tablet is its cheapest to date

Engadget Engadget 11/05/2016 Jamie Rigg
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It's been almost a year since EE added a new tablet to its own-brand, avian-themed range -- or one aimed squarely at grown-ups, at least -- so you know what that means. With only refurbished Harrier Tabs left in stock, it's time for a new slate to become EE's value offering. At £120 on pay-as-you-go, the "Jay" is the cheapest homegrown tablet EE's ever launched; and it shows, at least when compared with the more powerful, larger-screened Harrier Tab.

The white and silver Jay is fronted by a 7.85-inch, 1,024 x 768 display, with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2MP front-facer rounding out the rest of the visible features. Inside you're looking at a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor running Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 3,600mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD cards up to 32GB). And of course you get a 4G radio alongside WiFi 802.11b/g/n support, this being an EE tablet and all.

That's good for users, giving them internet on the go, and also good for EE, since the network can tempt you with a monthly contract as an alternative to the £120 pay-as-you-go price. Available today in-store and online, contracts for new customers start at £16 per month with a £30 upfront payment. Existing customers, however, can forget about the upfront payment and get a slight discount on the monthly fee.

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