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Old 06-28-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
Hans de Cock
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Review of the Icarus Bluefire G2 tablet...

Yesterday I receive my Bluefire G2 tablet home. I want to share my first thoughts about this tablet with you, having spent most of my evening with it

Unboxing
The tablet comes in a nice packaging, which contains the 7" tablet, a USB cable for connecting to a computer, a set of earphones, an HDMI cable, a cable for connecting regular USB devices, a quickstart guide and a user manual. So far so good.

The device itself is very compact and light. It is a bit funny that when you turn around the device, the text is upside down (logo, serial number and so on). Don't really understand why.
The looks in general are good though, there is a nice metal-look button on the front and the other buttons are on the side (home, menu etc.). The tablet does not come with a protective cover, I hope this will be available soon as I do not want to get scratches on the device.

Turning the device on
After turning on (press and hold the power button for a few seconds) a bootlogo appears and after that the Android boot-up sequence starts. This takes a minute or so. Then the Android desktop appears (version 2.3) which is locked by default. One slide of the unlock icon and the desktop is available.

Opening the application menu shows a whole list of pre-installed apps. Some games (Angry Birds, Asphalt 5, Guerilla Bob, Fruit Ninja), several reading apps (Aldiko, FBReader, Bol.com), Docs To Go, Youtube, ES file explorer, Android market, Google Maps, K-9 Mail, Tune-In Radio and more).

I have opened most apps (had to give away the tablet to my son after opening Angry Birds....) and they open quickly and work fine.

In general the device is pretty fast, and the (capacitive) multitouch screen responds really well.

Tonight I will try to hook up the tablet to my HDTV to see how the movie performance is (the device claims to play 1080p over HDMI).

More to follow. I attached some pictures!
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