Edifi, 'World's First Christian Tablet,' Now Available For The Faithful (VIDEO)

07/30/2012 12:47 pm ET

Rejoice! Christians now have an eReader to call their own.

Family Christian, a store and resource hub that specializes in the sale and dissemination of religious materials, claims to have created "the world's first Christian tablet." The device, called Edifi, is priced at $149.99 and comes preloaded with 27 translations of the Bible and can access Christian Internet radio. The device also boasts a "safe search web browser," according to the store's website.

"It goes along with our mission: trying to get people closer to God," Family Christian's technology supervisor Brian Honorable told FoxNews.

But before religious techies purchase this tablet, they might want to check its specs, which should ring a bell for some.

Family Christian states that Edifi has a 7-inch touch screen and is powered by Google's Android OS system. The device weights a little less than a pound, contains 8G of memory, and is made by Cydle in South Korea. Sound familiar? The Verge asserts that Edifi "was first introduced to the world as the Cydle Multipad M7 back in 2010," and has since been slapped with a new logo and features a few Bible apps.

Even The Christian Post is advising readers to hold off before purchasing Edifi: "Christians looking for a cheaper alternative to the iPad should probably wait for the Google Nexus 7 tablet."

Religious groups have been savvy when it comes to using technology -- from social networking sites to live-streams -- to spread their message. And some start-ups have even focused on bringing multiple religions together, like Pray The City, a website that invites people from all faiths to join together and "support one another."

But is rebranding an existing tablet a brilliant move or just a ploy to bring in bucks? We'll have to wait and see if Christian buyers actually have faith in this device. In the meantime, take a look at Family Christian's promo video for the device (above).

What's your take on Edifi: genius or junk? Sound off in the comments section or tweet at us (@HuffPostTech).

[Hat tip, LA Times]

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