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Android 2.1 Tablet (£94.99 + P&P) @ NOTW £99.98

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#1
http://www.mediapromos.co.uk/tablet/7inch_tablet_site.jpg
#2
Something needs clearing up. the headline say Android 2.1 but the tech. spec. says Operation (sic) System: Android 1.72
Although this machine seems to be a much better buy than the one Maplin were offering (now out of stock) at £99.99
#3
Seems to be different from the awful "Next" 10" tablet - pictures show fingers touching the screen implying a capacitive screen (like the iPhone/iPad) which would be very good at this price. If it works properly then it could be a bargain but every other tablet at this price so far seems to be rubbish.
#4
would like to know if it was capacitive or not
#5
Flebay full of these and I had my share of them week later put it back on ebay and gotrid of and sticking with my sanfrancisco , looks good but I doubt it functions as it should
#6
Looks like a generic Chinese knock off which many sites are selling for $140 or £86.88
So, like I said before, you get what you pay for ;)
#7
The T&Cs suggest that you may not get one at all and you won't be able to do anything for 40 days from date of order/payment if one hasn't arrived. That's fairly flaky to say the least.
#8
why is a samsung galaxy tab 5 times more?
#9
Lakeside
The T&Cs suggest that you may not get one at all and you won't be able to do anything for 40 days from date of order/payment if one hasn't arrived. That's fairly flaky to say the least.
Well that makes it useless for christmas which is only 42 days away
#10
Won't be capacitive at this price IMHO.
#11
THRILLER-DEEJAY
why is a samsung galaxy tab 5 times more?


Because there are plenty of thick people out there willing to pay. I wouldn't buy this one either though but I will get one once the market has evolved.
#12
Ordered a similar promo item (Dr Who USB stick) from Daily Telegraph via this company.
We didn't receive it nor did we receive any reply to e mails chasing it up

This might be ok for £100 but would'nt trust Media Promotions and Publishing Limited to deliver a thing.
If you want one pay cash on collection !!! :D
#13
wifi is 802.11b/g, doesn't have a/n compatability
#14
Some quotes from the review of the NEXT branded version of this (From http://www.pda-247.com/wordpress/2010/10/next-10%E2%80%9D-tablet-review/) :

"The Tablet is light and is without doubt based on the iPad design, but that is where the similarity ends. The iPad is solid and the screen looks and feels great; the Next Tablet feels hollow and tapping the screen is akin to pushing your finger onto a wobbly piece of plastic, a very thin piece of plastic at that. The silver plastic around the edge shows signs of very poor workmanship and there are many rough edges that show the lack of effort put into constructing it. Even worse, if I lift it up with one hand it creaks. I was amazed that it did this, but it feels as if the screen is going to lift off from the casing. The build quality is quite frankly appalling in every single way."

"If this were a car it would be roughly in the category of a Robin Reliant from a couple of decades ago. It is so slow that you can actually see what it is doing while it opens the app you have pressed; when you tap an icon, it goes away, flashes up the main home screen, goes back to the app for a second or two and then eventually the app opens. Add to this the fact that roughly one in three apps have crashed for me so far with ‘unexpected error’ messages and the fact that typing on it is so unresponsive thanks to the lack of power that you may as well not bother.

Go to YouTube and try to play a video- you get an error page every time. Go to any website and you will be presented with the mobile version or an ever lasting wait for the desktop version to open up if no mobile version is available. Every screen scroll is juddery and slow, every screen tap is imprecise and slow to react and everything else about the general performance is like the very first versions of Windows Mobile (Pocket PC). One word? Crap."

"The software setup is sparse in comparison to the smartphone versions of Android that Samsung, HTC and others like to laden down with extras. The extras on offer here are generally of poor quality and add little to the overall experience. There is no Android Market, but in place of it an icon named ‘Slide SAM 3.5’ where you will find a large(ish) selection of games and apps to download. I downloaded 5 and once they all finished downloading, as was confirmed by pulling down the status bar from the top, I went to find them. A look around the home screens brought up nothing so I went to settings and chose the ‘Manage Applications’ option. Apparently I had no extra apps installed- this happened over and over again and I still have nothing installed.

Oh well, at least I could play with the OfficeSuite app instead- such a shame it’s the Chinese version! I suspect that no-one has even checked this device for consistency and that no-one involved with the project cared anyway."

"Battery

30 minutes of web browsing on first charge. 30 minutes of web browsing on second charge."

"Conclusion

I give up. I simply cannot be bothered to write anything else about what has to be the worst product I have ever had the misfortune to review. It is simply terrible on every level and gets nowhere near its budget price of £180 as far as value is concerned. It can’t get near because it not only doesn’t work very well, it barely works at all. It is a sub-standard, low rent, cheap piece of nonsense which should not be sold by such a well known company.

All this product does is devalue Android as a platform and I strongly urge you to NOT even consider buying one. Don’t even look at one- it’s DREADFUL!"

Think that sums it up! I thought about buying the cheap Elonex one the other week but quickly realised they are cheap for a reason and just got an iPad instead. Its like comparing all those sub £100 Chinese iPhone clones to the real thing.


Edited By: J400uk on Nov 13, 2010 23:11
#15
I wouldn't bother with this to be honest. All the current cheap Android tablets tend to be a right mess at the moment. I'd wait until at least the next software build (Gingerbread) has been released before parting with any cash.
The only one that has intrigued me is the new Archos 70 which DOES look like it might actually be a decent product.....
#16
did u go for the archo 70 or if not can i ask why?
lutherinlondon
I wouldn't bother with this to be honest. All the current cheap Android tablets tend to be a right mess at the moment. I'd wait until at least the next software build (Gingerbread) has been released before parting with any cash.
The only one that has intrigued me is the new Archos 70 which DOES look like it might actually be a decent product.....
#17
Forget these worthless 7" resistive MID's, they're all crap. I had an identical one, used it for a day, and haven't touched it in weeks.

I'll be picking up an Advent Vega when released, looks like they'll be well worth the £250 price tag.
#18
jukkie
Forget these worthless 7" resistive MID's, they're all crap. I had an identical one, used it for a day, and haven't touched it in weeks.

I'll be picking up an Advent Vega when released, looks like they'll be well worth the £250 price tag.


looks very tempting, they said it should be released 1st november?

http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/10/14/advent-vega-review-budget-tablet-first-impressions/
#19
News of the World promoting a piece of crap?? I'd have never believed it.
Was put off immediately by how much it tries to look like an iPad. Always a bad sign when something is sold mainly on the strength of its similarity to something else.
#20
jukkie
Forget these worthless 7" resistive MID's, they're all crap. I had an identical one, used it for a day, and haven't touched it in weeks.

I'll be picking up an Advent Vega when released, looks like they'll be well worth the £250 price tag.


Is this correct --

The Advent Vega has the Archos AppsLib which has 5,000 apps available. The Toshiba Folio 100 and the Advent Vega do not have the Android Marketplace available.

Edit - looks like it is, for me its a dead duck with no android market.

Lack of Google's official app store has been a thorn in the side of would-be Android tablet makers for a good long while, and it looks like the Tegra 2-powered Advent Vega will be no exception when it hits the high street tomorrow.

Electricpig took the £249 device for a spin, chatting up Advent product manager Adam Lockyer the whole time, and discovered that while the 10-inch tablet will come with the 5,000-app-strong Archos AppsLib store, it won't have Android Market at launch. "The plan is that when you get to January time, there's a new release of Android and you'll be able to get the marketplace on this product," Lockyer said, suggesting that maybe -- just maybe -- the availability of Android Market itself might be one of the fragmentation issues Google intends to fix in Gingerbread.


Edited By: gavjbrown on Nov 14, 2010 10:13: .
#21
chiff23
News of the World promoting a piece of crap?? I'd have never believed it.

It's a full time job for them.

Edited By: Chinny_racoon on Nov 14, 2010 10:01
#22
jukkie
Forget these worthless 7" resistive MID's, they're all crap. I had an identical one, used it for a day, and haven't touched it in weeks.

I'll be picking up an Advent Vega when released, looks like they'll be well worth the £250 price tag.


looks very tempting, they said it should be released 1st november?

http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/10/14/advent-vega-review-budget-tablet-first-impressions/


From what I can tell, the 18th November

http://www.adventsupport.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6892

The advent vega is made by shuttle and on the spec sheet

http://www.wsl-japan.com/SHUTTLE/DM_p10an01_NVIDIA_20100808.pdf

it mentions 1024x600 and 1366x768 - which I doubt the first generation product will be, but I think may be worth waiting for.

As to value, I have two benchmarks
1. you can get an atom based netbook for 150-180
2. novatech sells an atom based tablet no os for 349 (with a 32g ssd)

so my heart says one thing and my wallet another, and my gut says wait until v2 of these things come out.
#23
Why are you not answerin g your phone No. 01322370862
#24
Why are you not answerin g your phone No. 01322370862

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