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Old 06-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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ebook/media player/internet browser what to buy

Still looking for best device.
What I want is a touchscreen tablet device similar look to ipad 7 or 9 inch, fairly light, able to carry round in bag. Want to read books, download and watch films, browse internet, get emails basic computing.
Ipad looked good but no usb port and you are dependent on their apps.
Want to be able to read my own books on device various formats.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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If you are willing to wait a few months there are a whole slew of devices coming that will likely meet your requirements.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Which ones should i look out for
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #4
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Still looking for best device.
What I want is a touchscreen tablet device similar look to ipad 7 or 9 inch, fairly light, able to carry round in bag. Want to read books, download and watch films, browse internet, get emails basic computing.
Ipad looked good but no usb port and you are dependent on their apps.
Want to be able to read my own books on device various formats.
All Advice welcome
Hi,Slainte

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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Ooog! WinCE, not Android or Linux? WiFi needs a dongle? Sounds like a non-starter to me. I'd take the advice to wait a few months. There are going to be a slew of devices at amazingly low prices, some of them will be lousy but some will be worth it.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:47 AM   #6
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I've broken a Q7 and a V7. I will be upgrading to a T7 when it comes out. (Price ~ $250 with a 7" screen) These last about 1 school year in my jeans pocket, being used daily.

This is a tablet that supports Ubuntu, Android, and CE concurrently.

The standard Ubuntu plays HD video, and reads most non-DRMed ebook formats.

Android allows you to use Amazon, B&N, Borders, Audible, etc DRMed ebooks.

Standard connectivity includes USB host, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI. 3G is optional through the USB port, or sometime soon it may be internal on some models of the T7.

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Old 07-31-2010, 08:15 AM   #7
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Wait!

All of the current inexpensive devices are buggy or flawed. (I'm speaking from experience as an owner or user of several)

You mentioned the ipad. It just might be the best for your needs. Otherwise, wait and see what else comes along later.

PS- Stay away from full operating system devices (XP, Vista, 7, etc). I own a couple of tablets with those OS. They're tempting with full computing power but they are really overkill and miss the whole point of having a small MID device.

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>> ... Still looking for best device ... for everything ... lightweight ....

What are the reasons you haven't purchased an Apple iPad already?
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:15 PM   #9
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #10
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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get the asus 91mt....it'sreally not that cumbersome and it's not that expensive, it works great, and it is nice to have a keyboard handy at times
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #12
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #14
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The 16:9 screen may be fine if all you want to do is watch movies but I think it stinks for anything else.


After waiting and waiting for the promised devices that NEVER came to market this year, I finally got a Pandigital Novel. I consider it a good interim stop-gap reader/MID when hacked. Lots of people working on the Novel and new apps/features are showing up fairly regularly. Latest rumor is that the source code is forthcoming. That means that it may only be a short time until it will be possible to load Android 2.2 (it has 2.1 now).

I'll still be looking forward to the new offerings, WHENEVER they appear, but now I can comfortably wait -- even until the 2nd or 3rd generations when the bugs are worked out.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:54 AM   #15
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After waiting and waiting for the promised devices that NEVER came to market this year, I finally got a Pandigital Novel....
I'll still be looking forward to the new offerings, WHENEVER they appear, but now I can comfortably wait -- even until the 2nd or 3rd generations when the bugs are worked out.
I'm still using my Nokia N800 as a device to do all these things. It actually does a decent job at pretty much everything I throw at it, excepting maybe Flash (although it makes an attempt, at least).

How do you think the Novel would compare to the N800?

I guess the other thing I really like is the N800's size. it fits in my pocket. I've not found anything else that does what it does and fits in a pocket.

I'm with you on waiting for the new offerings. I'm frankly kind of tired of reading about things supposedly coming to market, then never materializing.

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