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    It appears to browse the web and do youtube. The app store doesn't even work on it. How is that an attractive price point?

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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
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    You're an apple guy, that's assumed :P
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    India recently announced an ipad clone developed with help of the government that will be sold for the equivalent of $10USD worste case scenario. They are thinking they may be able to get it to $5USD each.

    So one burger, or a tablet PC? Im going to go hungry and die in my mountain of tablets!!!
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    Sluggish processor? Its running a mobile OS 800mhz is just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    Sluggish processor? Its running a mobile OS 800mhz is just fine
    "As you see in the video, the application panel jiggers across the screen, scrolling is quite delayed and launching applications takes a noticeable few seconds."

    Just going by what they said in the review.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Unlike Bugbyte (and Engadget for that matter), I've done a little research on the device. The processor is up to the task, the issue is poor implementation of the OS. The crew at XDA has already rooted the device and are digging into the performance issues. The two biggest issues are that the processor is under-clocked at 600 mhz and that the device is using over 50% of it's resources trying to manage/process the cellular radio signal of a non-existent cellular radio.

    While I don't expect the manufacture to get it right any time soon, which kind of leaves out the average user. A little tweaking and some Froyo love will make this device a lot more usable in very short order.

    One thing to keep in mind, this is a budget device and anyone that thinks or tries to make it some kind of "iPad Killer" is just kidding themselves.

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    hmmmm, I just checked over here on yahoo auction. I can put myself into one of these *pad (irobot) for about $60 if I time an auction properly.

    Would some android pad be worth playing with?

    yeah, cpu is meager, memory is limited, BUT does have mini-usb and I could velcro it to my dash

    Is there any benefit of an ipad beyond quality?
    Could android handle the basic carpc life?
    OBD?

    I'm really interested in this, IF I can get one under $80!

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    ipad killer?
    nah, build quality alone shows that is not gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabbly View Post

    Yeah, I had that POS and the quality was just like any other resistive screen-type tablet. It was horrible out of the box. It was a little better with the XDA-developr's ROM mods, but still lame with the resistive screen. Why not just spend a little more and get one of the capacitive tablets? They are around $400 but are in a different league. It is obvious that this poster whom I'm quoting (with 1 post) is a salesman (and English is not his native tongue: Example from his text: "Mine Android tablet...", perhaps he is a salesman from the factory in China where these are made?).

    So mister salesman, answer me this... If this one above which you are trying to convince us is such 'high quality' then WHY does it only run Android 2.1? My My old Droid 1, and my new HTC Incredible both had and have Froyo 2.2 on them, and I've gotten so used to the extra features of 2.2 that when I get onto a device with 2.1 I feel paralyzed (like I'm running legacy equipment).

    That tablet I had like the one you refer to was so lame to me that I sold it to my stepfather (whom has never used Android before, so he thinks it's ok), and he basically uses it as an electronic bible to read scriptures. I was able to modify it when I had it and I put 2 different batteries inside it and got the battery life from 3 hours up to 8+ hours, and by using the tricks and scripts from XDA Developers forum and Slatedroid forum, I was able to get the market to work. But it was still mostly worthless for doing fine screen stuff if you didn't have the stylus. If you used your fingernail you could kinda get by without the stylus I suppose but it was just tacky. Also, the screen image jittered so bad when scrolling the homescreens that I just set the home launcher to only have one screen (so it wouldn't be able to scroll anymore) and just kept all of the widgets and icons on the one single main screen (kinda lame that I had to do that but the jittering was driving me mad).
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