Before I bought this I was looking at getting android tablet that had at least OS 2.2 and could simply browse the web, play files and download apps as a christmas present for a 11yr old.
I already bought a 8" tablet generic china model from a 'bidding website' - these I found where overclocked and in 2days with a minimal use had the CPU burnt out- (luckily I got a refund ) So I was looking for BRANDED cheap tablet and this seemed to do the job on the reviews...In reality its a completely different thing.
This is the worst of all tablets i've tried...
It says it's Android 2.2 - mine got shipped with a 1.1? - this is impossible to upgrade to without using hack sites and that'll course void any warranty , mine also kept freezing , locking up and is now being returned as faulty for a refund.
From the small period of use i tested it for to see if it was suitable I found this. -
The touchscreen is restitive ..very restitive - its completely un-usable to sweep screens or highlight apps - yet using the supplied pointer its a bit better ( even after calibrating) oh and the pointer is so sharp this will surely mark the screen in a short time.
From what I've read its not android 2.2 its a 2.1+update - So its not even a true smartphone OS (which 2.2 is) so expect serious combatiblity issues with any apps you download.
Also this has no android market it has a slideme app which is a generic app market , there are many but not a patch on android market- supplied is verison 3.5 - as soon as you access this it says to download V4.0 and this lead me to discover another issue.
You simply cant remove the pre-installed apps - it simple refuses to let you chose what you have on your own tablet, most of the pre installed apps are useless and very out of date and also there are in my view far better ones if you read the descript and chose yourself and download and install.So it forces you to use a sd card if you want your own apps as some are quite large these days.
The unit it's self is generally well made and is probably the only good thing about this item. Its slow sluggish , unresponsive and even for a 11yr old completely useless and she'd be disppointed within days if i gave it to her. It is in fact a rather large expensive calculator.
I have found that you simply cant get a quality BRANDED android tablet for less than 150 ..(looking at spending the extra for a hannspad or advent vega) if you want a cheap android tablet look for the chinese generics MID/APAD/EPAD etc as long as you have 800mhz 512mb of ram you should be ok..
Simply dont bother it seems a steal put frankly i'd feel better if i was mugged for my money.
i bought this tablet for my wife at christmas and i cant believe so many of the top websites are selling this!! at the time it was around 130GBP (i notice its some what cheaper now) and i expected it to operate like a big smartfone like the galaxy tab etc. the screen was really bad for a touch screen, hardly responding without pressing hard.
trust me folks, look elsewhere. some of the other cheap tabs may work better but if you can go for a galaxy tab which is significantly cheaper than it used to be (now about 250GBP for the 3g version). there are others around the 100GBP mark which may be good too but buy from a gd website and try in a electrical store to check the touchscreens and watch for cheap ones which dont allow on the android market
This is a great little device, can be tricky to get use to but pretty easy to figure out. My only confusion is with the sd card. It comes with 2gb installed and comes supplied with a external 2gb. I just don't understand how the memory is configured, i put my kindle books onto the external 2gb card but it needs them put on the internal memory. If anyone has any advice then please share. Apart from that this is a great device.
I was skeptical after reading other reviews but I don't think they are just.
For 70 GBP this is a great buy, the cheapest tablet out there by miles. The resistive touchscreen can be a bit dodgy, especially when using fingers because of the force required to get a response but with the stylus I haven't had many problems.
My version was running 2.2, but this doesn't make much difference as far as I'm concerned.
Without any G sensors you have to press a orientation button to move the screen but this isn't too much of an issue.
If you know where to look on the internet you can download most of the apps on the Market, the app store already installed is, in my opinion rubbish and a waste of space, hence the 4 stars. If this device had the Market it would definitely have 5 stars
Bought this for my wifes birthday 21 march, been using for a week now and she loves it. WiFi connects first time every time ,touch screen excellent. Bought instead of the amazon kindle, once kindle app installed from the slide app store, downloads books quick and smoothly. Did have initial problems with some software but once the date and time set to correct date no probs
Any way worth every penny..