i have seen these about for $100 ish and can be picked up all over ebay etc and must say im seriously tempted for 100 to get a new plaything
The ones you are seeing at USD$100 are 'VIA' based, if they state RK2808 and selling at that price, then their specs are wrong and you will get stuck with a 'VIA' chip one.
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Wow, didn't expect it to be that cheap. Wouldn't mind getting one myself. I have to watch what I spend right now though, getting ready to go on vacation, plus the wife's birthday is right around the corner.
I actually downloaded a custom rom off slatedroid last night, the person who made it removed a lot of the preloaded Chinese apps and now the device runs even better. Also they preloaded the app which gives the Apple book store type app, its actually quite nice and works really well.
I found this review of a Firstview tablet with Android and the webcam there doesn't look that bad:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha__tGTVOZ0
It runs on a ARM9 VIA8505 533MHz. Maybe that influences the quality?
That the same processor as the real cheap tablets using the Via processor.
I think a lot of people are being dupped by bad info on those tablets, its not 533mhz or even 600mhz, its 300mhz, i am also not sure if this is a VIA made processor, the actual stamped name on the processor in the player is called Wonder Media, i am not sure where the relation to VIA is, but VIA doesn't actually have a 8505 model chip, at least i have found 0 references to it on VIA site and even after sending an email. It could be a rebrand, but the level of misinformation by the makers of that type of tablet is really bad.
What's the webcam like? Could you make a post showing for example a videocall with Skype? I am looking for a cheaper tablet with touchscreen for the specific purpose of making videocalls.
Its crap quality. The only reason to get the one with the camera is because they are more easily available than the ones without.
why dont mp4nation sell any more mids may i ask?
Well, i don't sell the VIA ones as they are shit, your welcome to get them from anywhere else, but i would recommend saving up and either getting a RK2808 one or something else totally. Even these particular RK2808 generic 7" tablets aren't the best made, but they are still much better quality than the eken m100 type devices.
its not 2 processor, its one with a DSP - ignore the rubbish sites put about the rockchip, they even call it DUAL core because it has integrated DSP, its 600 and thats it .. its called either being "creative" with the specs or they dont know what they are on about
I think just about everyone is using very creative marketing to push these tablets, either they call them dual processors, say they have android 1.7, 256mb ram (no rk2808 tablet has this), state the touch screen is capacitive, etc. If you want to have a good chuckle, just go on ebay and search 'Android tablet' you will see how creative some of the specs are.