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Old 01-29-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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SmartQ V5 review



SmartQ V5 review

It's a nice little device, that can be used as a pocket sized eBook reader. Unlike the SmartQ 5, this one comes with Linux, Windows CE and Android installed, so there are more eBook apps available. I didn't like Android for eBooks though, because you can't scroll/flip pages using the buttons (those are used by Android).



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Old 01-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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In your review, you mention how the V5 has a much higher build quality than the Q5. How does the build quality of the SmartQ V7 compare to the build quality of the SmartQ V5 - does it appear to be better, worse, or similar?
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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They're quite different in terms of look and feel. But personally, I think the SmartQ V5 is a bit better built. It just looks a bit more polished and high quality. They paid some more attention to details, like the buttons and flaps to cover the ports. The SmartQ (V)7 is still nice though. A very solid device with a nice weight to it.

Overall, I don't think build quality should be the deciding factor to choose between either of those two MIDs.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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Hi, it looks like they have released an updated Android firmware.

http://en.smartdevices.com.cn/Suppor...001/14-56.html

Would you be willing to install it and tell us your thoughts? What version of Android is included in the update?

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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It's the same firmware I used when reviewing the device (check the date).
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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Looks like they updated again. Can you try it and let us know the results?

http://en.smartdevices.com.cn/Suppor...002/24-59.html
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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Fixed some bugs and runs a bit faster. I still prefer Linux on the SmartQ V5. There are some people that actually like Android on the V5, so it might be just me.
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The video here of Android 2.1 on the V5 looks pretty impressive. http://smartqv5.com/
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