- Simply Brilliant Little Tablet,Only 18% of the Ipad Price! Review by Brian
Others have made many good and positive points here already, so rather than repeat many of them again, (they are all true!, the tablet is really well built and stylish for the money, it copes with all the games and apps I've thrown at it etc. etc.) I'll simply add some extra info to what others have posted and try to answer some of the points others have made:
1) SKYPE, not actually a big deal for me, I rarely use it, but since people had said it didn't work I tried to get it going for the challenge, the version pre-installed is not the latest available and it won't update from the market (wouldn't for me anyway) BUT, if you can get a copy of a newer skype apk elsewhere, (I got version "18.104.22.168 v13 beta", google it!) then it works, including video calling! (this took me about 10 mins to sort out in total, not difficult at all if you are vaguely tech minded)
2) File management, someone else already suggested using "ES File Explorer", it is really easy to browse the file structure in that, and it also can access files on your LAN network (if you have NAS or shared drive on PC etc) what isn't immediately obvious is that the external SD, if you have one is mounted as /mnt/extern_sd (in Favourites in ES File explorer) also media on that card isn't picked up by the gallery/music apps on the device until you power off (fully, not just into standby) then back on, the card is then scanned and the cache of those apps updates
3) The Pre-Installed games really show the device off well (Samurai and Fruit ninja are great) other games can be easily loaded from the market
All in all, this has to be one of the best gadget bargains I've ever bought, I'm already considering buying a second one for my wife, really can't recommend it highly enough, happy tableting!
(Posted on 4/5/12)