"Color Kindle with some options."3.5 starson by LincNeb
Pros: Low price (I need to say that again, low price less than $100 even new.) It has a very responsive screen. There are quite a few apps that run on it. It has a really solid build. Easy hook up to wi-fi and the Internet. It now has Android Froyo.
Cons: There are quite a few apps that don't run on it! It's mips processor rejects Adobe Flash! Rather low speaker volume in spite of having two of them. Really you should use the included charger to charge it, since it will take a long time otherwise.
Summary: I'm very unhappy I can't get any flash material to run on this tablet. I'm tempted to rename it the iPad mini. :-( This has to be my biggest grip for it. It apparently won't run TeamViewer (Android) and some similar programs either. I'm still working on that one.I see there was a question to another review of the T301 about hooking up to a wireless network. It couldn't be easier. You should have a Wi-Fi widget, probably in the lower right hand corner click on that make sure the first two top boxes for Wi-Fi and network identification are checked. Then pick the network you would to hook up to. Networks without password ids are very easy to hook up to, and if you know the password for the others this tablet hooks up well with them and the tablet has very good range I would add as well.
Saving grace for me? It runs And-Bible! The vocal reading part of that progran didn't work, but the rest of it seems to. If it didn't do that I suppose I would have to keep around as a silent alarm clock.
It has somewhat limited operating space for new apps, not that I plan to overload that, but I've read that apps2SD program works on it. I'll probably be trying that out soon. It's wi-fi works fine and it seems quick enough on the Internet, works with email, etc. Mp3 music plays on it. The Internet Radio app works on it as well. I'll probably be trying out some video soon, which I don't expect any surprises there.
So, as an ereader, what to expect? Well, I think it's much better than has been reported. I have no grips at all. I wasn't expecting the letters to have the crisp edges of a printed book, nor does that even bother me. I think I would recommend it as an erader, without hesitation. Oh, viewing angles? Now I don't look at tablets, netbooks desktops, or a book from the sides. If a person by me can't see what I'm reading in a restaurant, etc. excellent! It's none of their business.
If you know what you're getting or especially what you're not getting, and get it a low price -- go for it!
Updated on May 27, 2012
My local library system while free is something of a pain to check into, you have to give an email address and perhaps try a couple of times before it hooks up, but it does. Why do I mention public libraries? Because public libraries will also want you to have a program called "Overdrive.apk" I had no trouble downloading if from it's site, nor installing it. So, you can many free books that way, and for that matter the Kindle can download free ones too.