Anyone interested in these dirt cheap Chinese 7" Android Tablets?

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Bill Loguidice
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It looks like it's easy enough to score one for around $130, inclusive, and maybe around $100 if you get lucky: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=google+android+7%22+-case+-bag+-bags+-c...

I'm bidding on a few for much less than that on the off chance I get lucky, but I'd be curious if anyone else is interested in these and/or what your thoughts/impressions of them are. Naturally, this is not exactly an iPad, but for the money, it would make a good eReader, and in my case a good portable PDF reader. It's my understanding that some of these put you in the Chinese Android store, though I'm not informed enough to know how easy it is to change this setting, if at all.

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Bill Loguidice
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Asus's upcoming tablet
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clok1966
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$35 tablet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20013370-1.html

wortha look, not availble to us now and not at the School $35 price tag, but still pretty interesting.

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It looks like the

It looks like the second-class Wal-Mart is carrying these now: http://technologizer.com/2010/07/26/augens-150-android-tablet-coming-to-...

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That's not a bad price at

That's not a bad price at all, and it looks great.

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Bill Loguidice
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clok1966 wrote:

http://www.meritline.com/7-touch-screen-tft-lcd-google-android-17-tablet-pc-w-wificamera---p-48555.aspx
$125 here today, not sure anybody has any interest, almost low enouhg price to try it now, just for fun. Still to much for me, but getting there.

Not bad at all, though you can still get it for about $10 cheaper via eBay, though you have to probably wait longer for it to ship. It's a shame no one we know has one (and this is the model to get, since it's slightly updated over the older 128MB models)...

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$125 for um at meritline

http://www.meritline.com/7-touch-screen-tft-lcd-google-android-17-tablet...

$125 here today, not sure anybody has any interest, almost low enouhg price to try it now, just for fun. Still to much for me, but getting there.

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iPod touch

LOL I guess my eye has been wondering just as much as your eye as I acquired a 32gb iPod touch to tie me over until the Pandora arrives...

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clok1966
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dropped!
Catatonic wrote:

Aren't most iPhones sold outside the USA anyway? Right here in Canada you can use it with 5 different carriers, (some of which don't even drop your calls!), & buy the iPhone unlocked if you don't want a contract.

hey dont make fun Iphone not being a good "phone" and dropping calls, thats my job! You do bring up a great point. Android is growing at a unreal tick in the US, is it doing anything elsewhere? err no dont.. this is a Tablet thread.. sorry again for offtrack.

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Aren't most iPhones sold

Aren't most iPhones sold outside the USA anyway? Right here in Canada you can use it with 5 different carriers, (some of which don't even drop your calls!), & buy the iPhone unlocked if you don't want a contract.

Bill Loguidice
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Cheap makes things more worth it...
Mark Vergeer wrote:

Perspnally I would not consider getting one of these devices as it is unclear if you can get your apps running and it is also unclear if you have an English menu available to you. Battery life seems appaling and the screens too, so why spend any money on this?

You can set it to English (and other languages). There are apparently ways to access region-specific app stores (or whatever the Android equivalent is) if it doesn't allow it out of the box. There are actually two different versions of the Chinese Android tablet making the rounds, one with 128MB instead of 256MB, and around 1 hour+ of battery life versus around 3 hours.

The only reason to get it would be to tinker and experiment. I would think all the limitations would be OK at $75 max, no more, though based on what we've read, even that might be pushing it if it can't even handle "simple" things like large PDF files smoothly.

I would think if my Pandora arrived, I'd have less of a wandering eye... ;-)

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