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Cloudfone CloudPad 700D (Price: P5,999)

Cloudfone CloudPad 700D (Price: P5,999)

The tablet that assumes the role of a smartphone when you need to make calls, send text messages, and connect to 3G networks. Yes, the device whose name has one "Cloud" too many sports a SIM slot. That way, you may never have to bring too many gadgets againor until the 700D gets busted.

1GHz dual-core CPU
4GB internal storage
microSD card slot up to 32GB
7-inch screen
2-megapixel main camera
VGA secondary camera
Android Ice Cream Sandwich
SIM slot for telephony and 2G/3G connectivity

9 'Pinoy' Android tablets that cost less than P9,000

Say what you want about Filipino companies that rebrand mobile devices made in China (hey, everything's made in the land of Yao Ming), but you have to thank them for making tablets easier on the pocket. Recently, even the spec sheets of the gadgets they offer have been beefed up.

Today, we show these "Pinoy" firms our appreciation by listing nine decent Android tablets that should appeal to your wallet; they cost less than P9,000. Click through our gallery, choose one that tickles your geeky side, and prepare for a trip to the mall. (By Alora Uy Guerrero)