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At my job we occasionally get what they call "Q" points and I have enough right now to get one of them 10" Colby Android Tablets.

I know there are a few other cheaper off-name brand tablets out on the market as well.


Anyone ever get their hands on one and try them out? I heard mix reviews. One of the biggest things I have heard and I don't know if it is just a rumor or not, but apparently with those Android Tablets you don't have access to the Android Market with them..


I kind of want to get one just because I would like a e-reader. Plus I don't have to spend my own money on it which is a huge upside for me lol!

Our "Q" point website only has the Colby Tabs and iPad1 & 2. I would opt for the iPad except for it requires more "Q" points then I will probably get in the entire year of 2012 lol!

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Cheaper tablets can be OK actually. Just be sure it has a "capacitive" touch screen and not a "resistive" one. That would really piss you off :-p And Colby is one of the better "cheaper" ones in my opinion. I mean you DO get a microSD card slot, HDMI out, and full size USB input! Try finding that on these $500 tablets!

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I received a free 7" WM8650 some time ago, and have experimented with a lot of firmware to get it right. I guess it's an ok test android tablet before I buy a much bigger and better later ?! I have to press hard in the touch screen to have it working, but I start to get the hang of it now.


But with the 3 years experience from a Moto Milestone I get on with all apps and learn more and more all the time. And it looks that more and more Android 10" and bigger tablets will come , and maybe laptops too ??

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These tablets are "cheap" for a reason.

Puny processors. Minimal RAM. Minimal storage. Outdated Android™ version. No market accessibility.


My brother wanted to buy some cheap tablets for his kids (age 5 and 9). This would have been their first high-tech-device.

Between summer and Christmas 2011, he bought/returned/sold close to ten tablets. Between sales at Woot, Amazon and SlickDeals - he started out spending $80 per tablet.

"Kids wanna play games, bro!"

"Kids wanna take pics and vids!"

"Kids wanna do everything that they see you do with your tablet!"


My bro had a 10" Acer Iconia.

With my recommendation, and his bargain-hunting skills, he settled with two 7" Acer Iconias, perfect for little hands.


I've always believed, "you get what you pay for!"

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I've always believed, "you get what you pay for!"


I agree totally with you there.

Sometimes though you can find one of those "golden tickets" that are cheap but still work pretty darn good.


I just really have no actual use for a tablet. I can't see spending 300+ bucks right now.


Sadly if I was going to spend that kind of money I would get an iPad 2 because I enjoy making music and I have not yet found any apps that are even comparable to the apps the iPad 2 has for making music.

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With my recommendation, and his bargain-hunting skills, he settled with two 7" Acer Iconias, perfect for little hands.


We got my younger brother the 7" Iconia this past Christmas. His first Android :)

Not bad, I like the size. Unfortunately he comes across incompatibilities often while browsing the Market. Not sure why, most of the guts are standard fair as far as Honeycomb goes.

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Hello People,


New member here. I joined just to answer this question, for now. I'll have lots of questions myself later.


I bought a tablet with the following specs:


  • CPU: Vimicro A8 VC882 1.0Ghz
  • OS: Google Android 2.3
  • RAM: 1G
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Support TF card extend 16GB max
  • Display: 8 inch TFT LCD capacitive multi-touch panel 1280*768
  • Camera: 0.3 Mega Pixel
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Networking: Wifi 802.11 b/g
  • Support 1080P Video


It cost me a whopping $132 including shipping to Canada. (
) The thing is amazing and worked like a charm right out of the box. It does everything it was advertised to do. My main reason for buying it was to get an Android device that I can use as a reader, but it does so much more than that... HDMI output for watching movies on the big screen, sounds ok playing MP3's, portable e-mail, VOIP phone. The camera sucks big time, but who cares?


As I learn more about these devices I'm finding things it won't do, but I'm working on that. I have not been able to root this tablet and that is a disappointment. For what I paid (they cost more now) I am very pleased.


I bought a 2nd, smaller tablet for my grandson ($75). It doesn't work quite as well. The screen is less responsive and the overall quality is not as good. I wouldn't be happy with that one, but it works for him. He's 5 years old.

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