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7" Touch Screen LCD Google Android 1.6 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/TF Card Slot - Silver @dealextreme £64 delivered
 7" Touch Screen LCD Google Android 1.6 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/TF Card Slot - Silver @dealextreme £64 delivered

7" Touch Screen LCD Google Android 1.6 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/TF Card Slot - Silver @dealextreme £64 delivered

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this seams a good deal to me but i know that you guys will let me know if this is any good and worth buying.
Model: M002
Casing Color: Silver
Operating System: Google Android
Kernel Version: 1.7.4
Firmware Version: 1.6
Processor: ARM926EJ-S rev 5 (v5l) BogoMIPS: 174.48
Memory: 128MB
Storage: 2GB
External Memory: Support micro SD card up to 16GB
Display: 7" high-brightness TFT LCD wide screen touch display
Resolution: 16:9 800*480-pixel resolution
Touch Control: Full size touch operation, sliding menu, functional icon dragging
Orientation Sensors: With accelerometer, automatic steering display screen
Camera: No
Network: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi network connection
Microphone: Built-in
Speaker: 1 speaker
Slots: 1 * TF card (support up to 16GB)
1 * 30 pin interface
1 * 3.5mm Stereo Audio out
Software: Documents To Go, Google Chome-lite Browser, iReader, Fring,Skype,MSN,QQ and so on
OS Language: Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Battery: Built-in rechargeable battery
Input/Output Adapter: Input: AC 100~240V (EU plug)
Accessories: AC power adapter, USB data cable, English user manual
Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months excluding physical damages (see specifications for terms and details)

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And the spec. doesn't improve. I want these devices to be good, but they're just not ready yet. Give them a year and the performance will improve somewhat and the Android compatibility will improve.

For £64, it's a bit of a throwaway purchase, if you're a total gadget-head. Just don't expect good performance, battery life or build quality.

Can these be updated to the latest version of Android OS?

Never thought this was a good deal. We all know what this website is like, it's ok for the odd cheap bit, but not worth investing this much money on. Not voting though. Perhaps there are some people on here who bought one and can tell us what they are like?

I don't think this is a particularly good deal TBH.

dealextreme.com/det…070

is better at only $8 more, but with twice as much memory. You'll also find that the slatedroid folks are actively playing with the firmware (it's an epad / flytouch) with a working market and everything.

For those who don't know, these tablets are unlikely to be able to run 2.1 but depends what you want to do with them whether you'll need it.

Personally, I'm looking at buying one as a media centre for the kitchen. Plug a set of speakers in the bottom and I can use it for a cheap solution for both films and music.

All the software I need to do that is already available in 1.6 (yes, yes, I know you all want to be on the latest-greatest, but 2.1 isn't actually that old and 1.6 was last years release)

For those after spec, there's some new 'droid based tablets on the way. 1ghz processors (which are dual core) and shed loads of memory along with a decent battery.

Without the "apple" tax, they're already touting them being under $200 within a year.

Im a fully paid up Android fan (using 2.1 on HTC Desire) . I am definitely going to get an Android tablet at some stage in the future but just not yet . Like the other guy says just hang fire a little longer and there will be a glut of them hitting the market .
Samsung are working on something as we speak t3.com/new…229

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If your going to get one of these make sure you get the one with the dual core, the second core is dedicated to video/graphics otherwise I have been told video playback on the single core is pathetic.

MinerWilly

Im a fully paid up Android fan (using 2.1 on HTC Desire) . I am … Im a fully paid up Android fan (using 2.1 on HTC Desire) . I am definitely going to get an Android tablet at some stage in the future but just not yet . Like the other guy says just hang fire a little longer and there will be a glut of them hitting the market . Samsung are working on something as we speak http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-tablet-to-run-android-2-2-os?=46229



There's a Motorola Droid one that's just been announced too. I'd wait to see what Eken bring out though - apparently they're going to use the same processor as the above, but of course it'll be much cheaper.

Remember you could get stung for duty, VAT and also the Post Office fee of around £13 for collecting the VAT etc and also the warranty is only valid for the day that it arrives ;-)

newsgroupmonkey

I don't think this is a particularly good deal … I don't think this is a particularly good deal TBH.http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42070is better at only $8 more, but with twice as much memory. You'll also find that the slatedroid folks are actively playing with the firmware (it's an epad / flytouch) with a working market and everything.For those who don't know, these tablets are unlikely to be able to run 2.1 but depends what you want to do with them whether you'll need it.Personally, I'm looking at buying one as a media centre for the kitchen. Plug a set of speakers in the bottom and I can use it for a cheap solution for both films and music.All the software I need to do that is already available in 1.6 (yes, yes, I know you all want to be on the latest-greatest, but 2.1 isn't actually that old and 1.6 was last years release)For those after spec, there's some new 'droid based tablets on the way. 1ghz processors (which are dual core) and shed loads of memory along with a decent battery.Without the "apple" tax, they're already touting them being under $200 within a year.



Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO Wouldnt it be better having one in the bathroom, then when you go for a particularly strenuous effort you can do it whilst watching The Bog

These things are clumsy and slow. I have an EKEN M001 and its not a complete waste of time but really dont expet anything like an IPAD. The touch screen is crap and all but unusable without a stylus. Even then it its hit and miss. Very slow at renering PDF's so is frustrating as a reader. Only Video format I have got to playback is 3gp and then quality isnt great. With a 2 pass encode it is watchable without too much artifacting. Alright as an MP 3 player too. Forget games, the screen just isnt up to it.

iPAD KILLA!!!!!!

In all seriousness, I wouldn't buy this device. The likelihood of it going wrong and simply not being up to speed really puts me off.

not that its in the same price range, but this thing look like the dogs balls:
blog.laptopmag.com/han…ing

175mhz CPU.......... Fail!!!

My Eken M001 went wrong after 30 minutes - it then took 3 weeks for me to get my money back.

Not up to spec , but dont know why peoples opinions are so bad about dealextreme , i have ordered lots of items from there with no problems , the one ( out of 70+ ) that did go wrong was returned and refunded as soon as dx received it

Can you put Windows on it?

qwerta369

Can you put Windows on it?



I very much doubt it. But, why would you want to?

Soulreape

Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO … Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO Wouldnt it be better having one in the bathroom, then when you go for a particularly strenuous effort you can do it whilst watching The Bog



Could have a marketing slogan on your hands there...

M002 for the **** retentive in u...it even rhymes.

anyone with a modicum of sense would no this isnt an ipad killer, and the only people who have stated this (rhetorically) are the idiots. Its a £64 android pda , nothing like an ipad, people buy them as gadgets or for projects.

so stop with the ipad ****, and those that bite into apples are usually stupid as well.


for the price and spec, its good from me,

Can i run spotify on this without having to go premium ??

I'm tempted to intstall one of these as a carputer.

Media player, satnav and internet seems to be just the ticket
Edited by: "Waldolf" 12th Aug 2010

Android 2.1 tablets are already available. 10.2" screen with a 1Ghz processor. They retail in China for about £100 (I played with one during a recent trip to Schenzhen) - I'm sure I've seen them on Fleabay for around £150. Screen not as responsive as the ipad but the video playback was good. You can have either having Android 2.1 OR Windows CE on them. They will be upgradable to Android 2.2 when available (probably the end of the year).


I ordered one of these for a laugh a week or so ago. I just want to have a look and a play around with it. Its not too much money and if I dont like it I should get 50gbp on eBay for .it

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Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO Wouldnt it be better having one in the bathroom, then when you go for a particularly strenuous effort you can do it whilst watching The Bog [/quote]

Well, some folks spend a lot of time cooking?

I would spend a bit more and get one of these

These Android Tablets are good value if your expectations are not too high.

Some points:

Bogomips are not MHz, these units are 350Mhz, not 175MHz as a previous poster claimed.
They are not going to play 720dpi HD Videos, but will manage lower quality videos OK
They make excellent ebook readers
Navigation will be fairly sluggish, and scrolling does take a time to get used to.
The onboard RAM is only 128MB, this will contribute to the slowness of the device.

A better bet would be a device costing about £20 more. Look for 256MB RAM models
such as a Flytouch (google Slatedroid or Androidtablets for advice on what to buy and
where from)

I have a Iweb from Euogo.com, it costs about £85 delivered to the UK, and I've been pretty impressed with it's performance.

I assume the touchscreen on these things is quite slow, right?

andyf07

These Android Tablets are good value if your expectations are not too … These Android Tablets are good value if your expectations are not too high. Some points:Bogomips are not MHz, these units are 350Mhz, not 175MHz as a previous poster claimed.They are not going to play 720dpi HD Videos, but will manage lower quality videos OKThey make excellent ebook readersNavigation will be fairly sluggish, and scrolling does take a time to get used to.The onboard RAM is only 128MB, this will contribute to the slowness of the device.A better bet would be a device costing about £20 more. Look for 256MB RAM modelssuch as a Flytouch (google Slatedroid or Androidtablets for advice on what to buy andwhere from).



I could have sworn I put a link to the one that was $8 more which was a flytouch with 256mb?

Soulreape

Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO … Why in gods name would you need a media centre in the kitchen ? oO Wouldnt it be better having one in the bathroom, then when you go for a particularly strenuous effort you can do it whilst watching The Bog



The bog is next ;-)

OK, I need music in the kitchen. I keep my music and videos on a NAS for shared storage.

Rather than buy something like a soundbridge, for the same sort of money, I can buy one of these and have video too. It's a very simple (and 'er indoors friendly) solution.

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CHalligan

I assume the touchscreen on these things is quite slow, right?


eh?
you're slow

don'tlike the sound of the warranty:

* 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty: this warranty is offered directly by the manufacturer. Should the item become defective within the manufacturer's warranty period (physical damages and damages caused by incorrect usage excluded), customers may send the unit back to DX's Hong Kong office. DX will help forwarding the item to the manufacturer for repair or replacement, and will look after the progress. The customer will need to cover shipping fees both ways.

Think of the postage costs. next to useless i should think when you've paid out for 2 ways postage to hk. £64 is a bit more than a throwaway purchase for me!

newsgroupmonkey

I could have sworn I put a link to the one that was $8 more which was a … I could have sworn I put a link to the one that was $8 more which was a flytouch with 256mb?



You did, and I was echoing most of your comments. The Dealextreme Flytouch looks almost exactly like mine, but DX seem to have stock supply issues - see the comments at the bottom of the product page.

Could have a marketing slogan on your hands there...M002 for the **** … Could have a marketing slogan on your hands there...M002 for the **** retentive in u...it even rhymes.



or what about "I'm just going for an M002"...


I'll get me coat...

andyf07

You did, and I was echoing most of your comments. The Dealextreme … You did, and I was echoing most of your comments. The Dealextreme Flytouch looks almost exactly like mine, but DX seem to have stock supply issues - see the comments at the bottom of the product page.



Yes, you're right about the stock. Realistically, you have to expect to wait at least a month.

Apart from AliBaba, does anyone know any other oriental sellers like DX that aren't eBay based?

EDIT: Yes, I found a dealer who has a similar spec one. I've not used DHGate but quite a few people harp on about it (they appear to hold the money until you receive the item in escrow which seems reasonable)

dhgate.com/1pc…tml

Seems reasonable enough. $107 delivered. 2 for $102 each.
Edited by: "newsgroupmonkey" 13th Aug 2010

The one linked to in the comments seems to have a large enough battery to make it a great commuter device (eReader, casual games, web/email*). I have an iPad and it's far too heavy and expensive to feel relaxed carrying it around public transport, with this I'd not be too annoyed if I lost it or dropped it at that price. I'm also annoyed when using the iPad to browse web pages, having to email myself the link to sites because it doesn't run Flash (Android 2.2 runs it perfectly).

Android also runs several DRM and DRM free book stores/types. Amazon Kindle (app), PDFs from Waterstones, WHSmiths, or your own (e.g. O'Reilly's DRM free), along with the free book apps with all the downloadable independent and out of print stuff/classics.

If you've used a Sony eReader you'll know how that feels, expensive hardware doesn't make for a great paperback alternative, you feel like you can't leave your towel on the beach or by the pool on holiday.

*I have an Android 2.2 phone, 2.2 provides a WIFI hotspot feature which allow other WIFI devices like this to go online wherever you are.

mkr

*I have an Android 2.2 phone, 2.2 provides a WIFI hotspot feature which … *I have an Android 2.2 phone, 2.2 provides a WIFI hotspot feature which allow other WIFI devices like this to go online wherever you are.



The Samsung Galaxy S has this installed by default on Eclair (2.1)

you must be joking right? it is really cheap.

This seems OK. Looking for something basic to browse the web on at home.. Only needs to be able to do Facebook & std web surfing for when the main house PC is being used.... Only concern is that Android 1,6 doesn't support Flash (according to a review I read of rival system) Anyone disagree?

Whats with all the $ prices & U.S links??? Hot UK Deals!!!!!
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