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Old 12-01-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
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ViewSonic G Tablet with Android 2.2 and Tegra 2 Processor $400

http://www.talkandroid.com/22540-vie...processor-400/

The price is tempting
This seems like the first 10inc android tablet with good specs
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The price is tempting
This seems like the first 10inc android tablet with good specs
I think the price is too high. Tablets don't need to be so expensive. I hope others follow B&N's lead and produce some quality tablets in the $250-300 range.
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dual core, 10 inch, 16gig, not locked down

almost surely available online w/o sales tax, so you are getting all of the above for an extra 125 bucks.

maybe not a slam dunk, but pretty darn competitive
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not locked down
As in no custom UI and consumers can upgrade Android on their own without relying on ViewSonic to do so?
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as in no 51 step rooting process to load up Kindle and Angry Birds and have to worry you'll get zapped with an auto update that sets you back to square one if you forget to turn off the wifi and drive by a McDonalds

I like the Nook Color and almost pulled the trigger. Only thing that really stopped me was the skinny screen ratio--too much scrolling to read PDFs in landscape. Got me a cheapie to last until next Xmas. Very confident 300 bucks will net a very nice 10 inch tablet by then.

Looks like the reviews on this tablet are pretty mediocre. If I had to buy something today I'd probably go with the Archos 101 for 300 bucks. But like I said, I suspect I can get something for that price next year that won't leave me feeling like I compromised.
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as in no 51 step rooting process to load up Kindle and Angry Birds and have to worry you'll get zapped with an auto update that sets you back to square one if you forget to turn off the wifi and drive by a McDonalds

I like the Nook Color and almost pulled the trigger. Only thing that really stopped me was the skinny screen ratio--too much scrolling to read PDFs in landscape. Got me a cheapie to last until next Xmas. Very confident 300 bucks will net a very nice 10 inch tablet by then.

Looks like the reviews on this tablet are pretty mediocre. If I had to buy something today I'd probably go with the Archos 101 for 300 bucks. But like I said, I suspect I can get something for that price next year that won't leave me feeling like I compromised.
For me, 10" is too big and I'd be prone to leave it at home. I'm not sure if I need to root. The main thing missing now is flash, so I'll be glad when 2.2 arrives.
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as in no 51 step rooting process to load up Kindle and Angry Birds and have to worry you'll get zapped with an auto update that sets you back to square one if you forget to turn off the wifi and drive by a McDonalds

I like the Nook Color and almost pulled the trigger. Only thing that really stopped me was the skinny screen ratio--too much scrolling to read PDFs in landscape. Got me a cheapie to last until next Xmas. Very confident 300 bucks will net a very nice 10 inch tablet by then.

Looks like the reviews on this tablet are pretty mediocre. If I had to buy something today I'd probably go with the Archos 101 for 300 bucks. But like I said, I suspect I can get something for that price next year that won't leave me feeling like I compromised.
It's not a finished product. Apparently even though it is a dual core Tecra2 it only use one chip.

Since this device does not have the market there will be some tweaking needed on this device to get the Kindle app and angry birds, (though you can get angry birds from getjar.

This device is also extreamly sluggish. I'm thinking if viewsonic does release the source the XDA developers would be able to make an OS version that can really make use of the hardware.

As of today however it is not a finished product.
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