This is all very reminiscent of my impressions of the original wits a81. I would have written a very similar review when I got it. Funny thing is, even though they never finished it (the last update to the firmware was missing many 'features' like sound lol), I figured they would do a much better job the second time around, so I foolishly bought the a81e (midnite). I must be a complete idiot, but there you go
ops: . To the person who said that we should not expect anything for $200, that is bull. This thing has been in prototype since NOVEMBER 2009, when they came out with the first version. They could not get it to work properly, so they 'fixed' the hardware and dumped their customers with a piece of garbage (the a81e firmware does not work on the old a81). Well I guess the sound now works on the new one lol.
I waited until June 2010, eagerly expecting the next firmware release to fix those annoying little problems with the original a81, so it was too late to expect an refund since I bought it in 2009. BUT, i can tell you if the next firmware For the a81e does not have flash, a working battery meter, sleep mode, and they do not fix the numerous annoying 'little' glitches like random re-booting, and the pathetic battery life, I am returning mine for a refund. This is just too much Deja-vu.
And for those of you who respond with, 'but there is an answer to this or that problem', THAT IS NOT HOW THE DEVICE was sold.
True, though I dont really have random rebooting, the lack of a working battery meter is really annoying me, the least they could do is have a working battery meter, if the next FW doesnt have a working battery meter AT LEAST, I'm switching to an Archos 70.
The MidNite is lovable, but annoying at the same time
Raz, if Wits doesnt buck up and fix problems that SHOULD be fixed, the consequences will the same as the aPads you sold previously,
I would recommend you would need to exert quite a bit of pressure on them.
i was very pleased by all the reviews before i ordered mine, but i'm getting a little bit scary now...