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Old 10-28-2011, 08:32 PM   #221
molman
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@mandel717: Thanks for the review. It does indeed sound rushed, and errors that mention things like 'phone' when it is a tablet/ereader are the details that will confuse customers (let alone that you need to enable non-market installs in the first place).

I do have one comment though;

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Originally Posted by mandel717 View Post
Definitely seems that was a rushed launch using an existing tablet model from a Chinese manufacturer they used to get a quick device out the door before Amazon.
This statement seems a little loaded.

The company producing from all reports is a Taiwan OEM (Wistron), not that the country of origin should matter considering most electronics are assembled in China these days. Also as the styling of the backing is unique there does seem to be at least some customisation (cosmetic at least), and to put it into context the Kindle Fire (the forthcoming competitor) is a clear rehash of the Blackberry Playbook design.

All in all it just sounds like they are pushing these out the door before they have their ducks in a row. It's a shame because a poor first experience by customers I don't feel is worth having it on shelves sooner. Much harder to get said customer back once they have certain quality associations with the brand.
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