"Returned it"on by kicooke
Pros The price was great. Used some BB&B discounts and got it cheap with a rebate. Interesting concept.
Cons Poorly executed as the processor is just too slow.
Summary I was sitting in my doctor's office when I saw the BB&B flyer with the novel on sale. I went right after my appointment and picked one up. I like the form factor. I did not like the interface but later learned it could be hacked. I bought it mostly for the browsing capability but was disappointed that it kept dropping the wireless connection. After surfing about 10 web pages the browser would lock up and become unresponsive.
Its probably pretty awesome as a reader but did not suit my purposes as an internet tablet. Its a shame Pandigital did no put a more robust processor in this unit.
Pros Nice display.
Good touch screen response.
Good sound for a small unit.
Quick charge/Decent battery life.
Cons Extremely slow browser loading.
Frequent browser crashes.
A little heavy for is't size.
Summary I purchased this item for my son's 13 birthday which just happens to fall on Christmas. Unfortunately I have never disappointed him more.
In fact in the two full days that we used this item we reached not one single website. We received constant "Certificate" warnings until the browser would crash. This includes safe sites such as the most popular social sites.
The pre-installed app (SAM Slide ME) did not do it's duty. Out of the 85 app's that we attempted to install thru Slide ME, only two actually installed due to constant "Package Parsing errors" and only one of them functioned properly.
This is one item that I will surly be returning for a refund.
Pros Once the issues were resolved she could read books on it.
The display could be reversed and it was much easier on the eyes when reading.
Cons 1. Too many software issues
2. Customer service is hard to reach and there's a long wait waiting for someone to answer.
3. Just before the year was up the sound went out and it has been 4 weeks and they still haven't sent it back.
Summary Pandigital does not put in enough effort to make sure they are putting out a quality product. When technical issues occur they walk you though downloading and android software that would fix the problem but then tells you if you do it that it will void the warranty. I spent too many hours of my time on the phone with tech support for a product that didn't work properly out of the box. So my daughter didn't use the product often and just before the warranty ended she went to play a songs and the speakers just gave static. To have it serviced I had to send a copy of my receipt. I registered it with an agent at Christmas and I have to still dig up a receipt to get it serviced. I believe they do this in hopes for customers to lose their receipts. I had to go through who I purchased it from to get a copy of my receipt to show my date of purchase. Now thy have had my device since November 7th, tracked it through USPS, but haven't logged it into their system until November 18th. The agents were not sympathetic to my issues all they did was make excuses for a product that didn't work properly from day one. Don't buy Pandigital, I know I won't be making a purchase from them again.
Pros Less expensive
Easy to make into an Android
Light & easy to carry
Cons Would like "buttons" on screen, rather than using volume button (Hack, anyone?)
Needs pocket for a stylus-fingers ok but stylus is precise.
Some apps do not work on the Pandigital platform due to hardware (it's not a phone).
Summary I've had mine since after Christmas 2010, when I took back the black one and went to BBB for the white one (easier to hack). I've tried various hacks and have settled on the one from the Pandigital site (today I discovered they have updated the Android platform again so giving it a whirl). Supposedly getting a "market" to buy apps. One of the hacks did have it but you can buy or get free .apk files from lots of places.
I didn't know that Android is different than IPad and/or Blackberry so bought some apps that don't work for me. I added the Adobe Reader app and have converted hundreds of web pages and documents with Cute PDF writer. Now I can view my craft and cooking recipes at my craft/cooking areas! Tossing all the paper!
Pros a nice color screen, adjustable font size,
Cons Internet poor and slow, pandigital site clunky, wifi connection spotty, poor instructions, page turning too slow, firmware update 403 error. scrolling sometimes activated link, text too small to read easily, magnification difficult.
Summary I got it for Christmas, tried it for 5 days, got so frustrated by idiosyncrasies and non-intuitive operation that I returned it. A netbook would be preferable, for not much more money. Wait for an improved model.