Handing your precious Android phone over to your kids is a risky endeavor.  Aside from discovering what are perhaps lurid photos of you and mommy, the device may get returned with a broken screen, a missing battery, and a whole host of other problems that are most certainly not covered by your warranty.

And that’s why it might be worth plunking down $150 for the MG.  It’s a Android 4.0 devices sans cellular connection.  It will however include WiFi connectivity for downloading one of the many Play Marketplace apps, as well as a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 1.5Ghz Cortex A5 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3-megapixel camera, an 1880mAh battery (it should provide just under 4 hours of play time), 4GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion.

Preorders are available now, with shipping commencing in the first week of November.  After that the price will jump to $170, but it will still include an 8GB microSD card, $10 worth of preloaded games, and $10 on a Spendsmart card (provided you sign up for the service).

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."