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This seems abit overpriced compared to the Advent tablet.

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This seems abit overpriced compared to the Advent tablet.


That would be because this device is more than just a tablet. The SIM card/phone capabilities/Google marketplace etc. With the 3G enabled, Google Maps makes an excellent navigation device. The advent may have a blazing fast processor but is nothing more than a glorified photo/video/web browser. Seriously, if your budget can stretch to this, get it - you wont regret it.

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1st of 4 parts of a review of the same device under a different brand (or have I got this wrong?)

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1st of 4 parts of a review of the same device under a different brand (or have I got this wrong?)


Another review here...

Seems to sum up my sentiment exactly...

http://www.reghardwa...onic_viewpad_7/

I havent been such a fanboi of a device in years.

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That would be because this device is more than just a tablet. The SIM card/phone capabilities/Google marketplace etc. With the 3G enabled, Google Maps makes an excellent navigation device. The advent may have a blazing fast processor but is nothing more than a glorified photo/video/web browser. Seriously, if your budget can stretch to this, get it - you wont regret it.

Yes but at least you can watch movies on the Vega without them stuttering/constantly buffering.

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Damn, having a hard time deciding, this device is good and bad at same time :/. My choices are Commtiva FM6 from Amazon (~390€ + postage fees, 1y warranty), Viewpad 7 from a local store (~460€, 2 year warranty) or a Archos 70 (~300-350€). My reason for buying the tablet is reading my ebooks (PDF, epub and mobi) and watching videos (SD content). Now Commtiva and Viewpad have the advantage of official Android Market, Archos 70 has the advantage of better support for video stuff and Market is "hackable" into the device, except that AFAIK i will not see the protected apps.

Can the Commtiva/Viewpad play standard SD videos (<2000kbps) or should i forget it and go the Archos route instead ?

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Your reasons sound like mine. I went with the Archos in the end due to the huge amount of video and audio formats it supports along with it's built in uPNP support to let you stream from your computer.

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Damn, having a hard time deciding, this device is good and bad at same time :/. My choices are Commtiva FM6 from Amazon (~390€ + postage fees, 1y warranty), Viewpad 7 from a local store (~460€, 2 year warranty) or a Archos 70 (~300-350€). My reason for buying the tablet is reading my ebooks (PDF, epub and mobi) and watching videos (SD content). Now Commtiva and Viewpad have the advantage of official Android Market, Archos 70 has the advantage of better support for video stuff and Market is "hackable" into the device, except that AFAIK i will not see the protected apps.

Can the Commtiva/Viewpad play standard SD videos (<2000kbps) or should i forget it and go the Archos route instead ?


SD content will play just fine and look great, there is no point replaying HD content on a screen with a resolution of 800x480 anyway. Having Android market on the device is fantastic, Im only a casual gamer but can't get enough of Angry Birds, Super Tumble, Fruit Ninja or Word Feud - plus with the 3G sim slot, you can do all this without WiFi.

The Archos is running 2.1 with a promised update from Archos shortly, in my experience of Archos, whilst the hardware is outstanding, the software updates are few and far between and unfortunately almost always end up with bugs.

If you have the Archos already though, enjoy it, it is a great machine for media buffs. The 101 will be better for movie watching and ebooks due to the increased size/resolution.

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Yes but at least you can watch movies on the Vega without them stuttering/constantly buffering.


how would you do that when non have been shipped so you ar only guessing about the performance

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how would you do that when non have been shipped so you ar only guessing about the performance


You make a good point...

Serisouly though, I had the Toshiba Folio when it launched, it's based on the same hardware as the Vega. The folio was absolute pants despite the beefy innards.

What can I say, I've tried a lot of the tablets that are available and phones and have now settled with the Commtiva. Said it before and I'll say it again, the price/performance ratio is spot on and the form factor perfect for my needs.

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Hmm based on the same hardware as the Toshiba folio? oh dear, would that be the same Toshiba folio that has been recalled because of a fault?

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in my experience of Archos, whilst the hardware is outstanding, the software updates are few and far between

http://update.archos...ndroid_gen8.htm

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http://update.archos...ndroid_gen8.htm


This would be more useful in the Archos thread than the commtiva one. :-)

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Not when it was in reply to the comment about Archos not updating their software often.

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Not when it was in reply to the comment about Archos not updating their software often.


And what about the bugs? ;-)

The purpose of the updates are bug squashing rather than introducing Froyo - which it was supposed to have shipped with.

I am sure you are enjoying your purchase and rightly so, the form-factor is amazing. Having experienced Archos before (when I had the original 5" Android Internet Tablet) I decided to go with the Commtiva instead - The device this thread is for.

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hucqim80,

I bought the cable below, it doesn't work. It's not an OTG cable! Just do not want others to be cheated by the seller...
OTG does work on the N700, just need the proper OTG cable... I'm still using the one I made myself...

Regards,

P/S: for your information this devices support OTG function..all you need have is "mini usb type A to female usb converter"
working with my 500gb portable harddrive(using external power)..Rii wireless keyboard..thumbdrive..card reader..


Edited by abasir, 23 November 2010 - 12:36 AM.

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hucqim80,

I bought the cable below, it doesn't work. It's not an OTG cable! Just do not want others to be cheated by the seller...
OTG does work on the N700, just need the proper OTG cable... I'm still using the one I made myself...

Regards,

Actually I have bought one..and its working..but sometimes need to reboot to make it works again..if there is usb notification on the notification bar just ignore it don't enable anything..just go straight to files browser..

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I don't sync directly... not sure how B)

Here's how mine is setup now...
1. I setup the tablet to sync to my goggle calendar.
2. I install Google Calendar Sync on my windows desktop. This will sync my Outlook calendar to my google calendar.
3. I also setup my windows mobile phone to sync to google calendar.
4. With the above setups, all my three devices are always in sync (over-the-air)... sweet :)
5. I encounter zero problem for past one month (since I got the tablet).

Cheers,

Does this tablet sync OK with exchange calendars?


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The seller contacted me after my negative feedback and is arranging for replacement cable. Maybe mine was wrongly sent... Anyhow, with my homebrew cable, I never had to reboot and the notification always come up whenever I connect devices via OTG...

Actually I have bought one..and its working..but sometimes need to reboot to make it works again..if there is usb notification on the notification bar just ignore it don't enable anything..just go straight to files browser..


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The seller contacted me after my negative feedback and is arranging for replacement cable. Maybe mine was wrongly sent... Anyhow, with my homebrew cable, I never had to reboot and the notification always come up whenever I connect devices via OTG...


Actually, my apad cable is better than the ones from ebay..no need to reboot or anything..those cable from the seller are low quality and not shielded..

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