The Binatone HomeSurf 705 has an Android 2.1 O.S., powered by a 600 MHz processor; this may seem familiar for those of you who were on the market for an Android phone about a year and a half ago. But, unlike the older smartphones we were used to seeing a year ago, this tablet doesn’t even have the Google app pack or, at least Android Market.
The built-in apps are the classic video and music players, a browser, TuneIn Radio and an email client. The video playback rate is at about 720p (although you can easily notice how it drops frames). The storage options are either the 2GB storage unit, or the microUSB port.
The Binatone HomeSurf 705 will have to be charged on a daily basis since it only lasts about 4 hours roughly, since it doesn’t even have a power management program when in standby. So even if you go to bed knowing that it still had a bit of battery left, it will use it all overnight, so that in the morning you’ll find that it’s completely useless for checking the weather forecast or simply reading the news.