For newspaper lovers in the Philadelphia area, a local publisher is offering a deal to boost sales.
Philadelphia Media Network is offering an Android-based tablet for $99 with a two-year subscription to one of the group's publications: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News or Philly.com.
The Arnova 10 G2 tablet, by manufacturer Archos, features Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a 10.1 inch screen. The company also makes mobile accessories for its products, from leather protectors to travel cases.
"We are proud to partner with the Philadelphia Media Network on this opportunity to take media and the consumption of it to the next level," said Arnova president Henri Crohas. "This is a partnership that both brands can be proud of as we both continue to push the boundaries of technology with the goal of improving every day life."
Paper news sources have experienced dwindling sales since widespread internet access became the primary media source in many American households, and with mobile devices that can access the web and offer a nearly full-sized reading experience becoming more common, the trend is likely to continue.
The Philadelphia Media Network and Arnova deal may be the first of a series of partnerships if sales prove the move was a success for both companies.