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« on: October 27, 2010, 12:28:03 PM »

http://www.walgreens.com/store/store/product/product_details.jsp?skuId=sku6046193&CATID=353737&id=prod6047418&id=prod6047418

Yes, that is a $100 Android Tablet.  Sold at Walgreens.  Made by a Chinese company I've never heard of.  I am so tempted, because that is not a lot of dollars for a tablet.  1/3 the price of my netbook.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 06:22:51 PM »

That is certainly unexpected.  At least to me.  If you get it, please let us know how it turns out!

On a not-too-related note, I recently bought a paper amplifier (that is, an amp made of paper - cardboard, really) from Walgreens, because it was too weird and interesting to pass up.  It actually works pretty well!
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 06:44:25 PM »

I've seen these, they are decent but nowhere near as responsive as a high cost product. They're still great portable tools.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 09:31:17 AM »

That is certainly unexpected.  At least to me.  If you get it, please let us know how it turns out!

On a not-too-related note, I recently bought a paper amplifier (that is, an amp made of paper - cardboard, really) from Walgreens, because it was too weird and interesting to pass up.  It actually works pretty well!

I decided to bite because there are people working on getting Android 2.2 working on it.  I figure for $100, it'll be good for getting the internet in bed.  It'll be a couple of weeks until I get it (7 day lead time + shipping), and even if it totally sucks, Walgreens apparently has a very lenient return policy.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 10:37:02 PM »

Wait... no 2.2 out of the box? Meaning no flash? That's kind of a deal breaker for me unless those mysterious "people" get that update in there.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 07:16:20 PM »

Unfortunately, here is a review of a very similar (and probably superior) tablet brought to you by my favorite POPSTATION VALUE PACK REVIEWER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJXlFcAaSIk
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 08:26:35 PM »

Yeah, the ~$170 pads coming out (the one you linked, the Sylvania from Sears, etc.) are superior.

This thing really isn't worth it.  Luckily, Walgreens has a very liberal return policy.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 10:39:46 PM »

Curiously, how come it is subpart?
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 07:41:20 AM »

Very poor resistive touch screen - I didn't expect it to have the quality of a capacitive screen (like those on an iPhone/iPad), but I expected at least close to the quality of the DS screen.  Got nowhere close to that.  Incredibly slow; it's got a slower processor than even phones like the Droid Eris.  Runs Android 1.5 and is not upgradable.  No official App Market, so you're stuck sideloading anything you want.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 02:51:54 PM »

That sucks. Wait a few more years then the Chinese knockoffs will catch up, lol
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 07:26:17 PM »

Shouldn't be a surprise.  You get what you pay for.

On the subject of android tablets the Galaxy Tab looks really nice but it's not exactly cheap...
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 03:58:26 PM »

Looks like someone's been reading our site:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/disaster-what-happens-when-you-buy-an-android-tablet-at-walgreens/14631?tag=nl.e589
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