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ViewBook VB730 7-Inch Android 2.2 Wi Fi & Bluetooth tablet supports the freedom of Android open source platform and the best apps offered by Amazon including the Kindle eReader, Amazon Appstore, MP3 music downloader and Amazon.com shopping. Enjoy an ample 8GB of storage capacity and exclusive RiteTouch technology for pen writing and touch capability. Easy to share and enjoy 1080p video playback through HDMI connection. Stay connected with integrated front VGA camera for video chat and conference calls.
-The sound is not very loud though, but the video runs pretty smoothly and the device is actually fairly quick.
-The viewing angle is not that great.
- It appears to be a hybrid of resistive and capacitive touch screen, so using a normal stylus on it does work as well as a capacitive stylus or your finger. It does not seem to be multi-touch from using it although this is not much of a problem to me at least.
I’ve only had it for a short time but I am enjoying it so far.
-very good price
-ability to write with a normal stylus without the lag of a resistive screen
-No google market only amazon market
-pretty bad viewing angle
-it feels fairly cheap compared to other more expensive tablets, but that is to be expected at this price point.
It’s a good tablet for the price and anyone in the market for a cheap android tablet will probably enjoy it. None of its faults are a deal breaker I think. It is probably the best tablet in it’s price range from ones i have used.
Still love this thing after a month. Got Calengoo to work great once I discovered I had to enter m.google.com as the server name when setting up my accounts to sync. The only real gripes I have are there is no contacts stock/source app. I have found apps that needthat to run which would be cool…Amazon appstore does not have any basic one and there is no android market on this device fro me to get one. Really screws up the pda use for this. I found. A contact app or two that only let you work with your contacts on the internet but don’t actually have the contacts on the device without internet which is just plain stupid if you ask me. Please give us ability to access and actually use our own contacts. Otherwise, like I said, I love it!
I bought this model for the following reasons:
* Inexpensive (I could buy two of those for the price of an iPad)
* Doesn’t have 3G (I’m not ready to add yet another device to my wireless plan)
* Is 7″ (I wanted something small enough to be used in my car as a stereo/GPS replacement)
* Flash is supported (Yes, Mr. Apple, this is important to me!)
* Has an HDMI output and 1080p playback (I have a lot of videos and want to be able to plug on a TV when needed)
Pretty good so far. I cannot compare to any other tablet (I have only this one), but I’m tech savvy enough. I’m used to Android (I have a Droid 2 Motorola) and the learning curve was immediate. I’m a big fan of Android in general. I also have a touchscreen Netbook running Windows 7 (but I hate Windows…)
No multitouch but I don’t care at all. Screen is responsive, the 4 bottom buttons are less responsive than the screen itself. Button are well placed on the sides. Comes with a stylus, however no slots on the tablet to hold it when you don’t use it…
I’m yet to test BlueTooth.
The complains I have are not related to this tablet but more to the apps for Tablet: Still no good Skype with Video for most of the tablets for example or the USB on Tablets cannot connect to USB Harddrives (the Tablet will react as an external HDD when connected to a PC)
All in all, good product and happy with the purchase!
-As most reviewers have noted, the device does not come with the Android Market. In fact, the device is utterly prevented from installing it even through backdoor channels (I’ve not attempted to root the device yet, as there’s no “easy” way to do it; it’s all command-line business and I’ve not bothered with that yet), including downloading the APK and attempting to sideload it (gives a “Cannot Parse the Package” message). However, the Amazon App Store is growing as a stronger choice each day, and I’ve found a few other outside markets which provide all the apps that Amazon doesn’t.
-The screen is not multitouch. This can render a few apps unusable (recently got a mahjong game that requires you to go through a tutorial without a skip option, and one of the steps requires you to pinch the screen), but most non-game apps work perfectly fine with a double-tap. Likewise, the screen works well both with and without stylus. You can swipe like on most capacitive screens, while using a stylus for precision while drawing diagrams and typing.
-Some sideloading does not work; I’m thinking that ViewSonic likely lacks a few common files or such that a few apps require. Even installing these apps through alternative markets does not help. I’ve also not been able to get NetFlix to work on it.
-The screen is great, touch-wise. It’s not flawless (the bottom four buttons for Search, Home, Menu and Back are a bit too sensitive when I draw on it), but it’s effective. I can turn it landscape mode and type on it with my fingers rapidly with ease in most cases, and I can turn it vertical and use the stylus to handwrite in what I want typed (it has a simple handwriting recognition system installed). Visually, the viewing angle is a bit narrow, and trying to show someone something on the screen can be a bit difficult without turning it all the way towards them. Likewise, the resolution could be better, but it’s workable; it’s definitely got an eReader resolution, and isn’t made for impressing people with how many pixels it can cram in there.
-It weighs just about right and the build quality was better than expected. The case isn’t rock solid, mind you, but it’s definitely better than some of the flimsy Chinese Tablets. It’s bigger than I expected, which is a plus because from some of the pictures I’ve seen from Viewsonic’s marketing, I expected the thing to be about a little bit bigger than a Palm Pilot, when it’s really roughly the size of a Kindle. Exactly the size I needed, no bigger and no smaller.
-Wifi works flawlessly for me, syncs up with everything I need without a hitch, and runs Adobe Reader almost perfectly (some odd-size documents don’t display well on it, but they wouldn’t on my computer if not for the monitor I have). It’s also handled Skype video chat with minimal problems (just make sure you close out the more memory-intensive apps before making a call).
I absolutely love it. It’s got al the features i could want and wouldn’t necessarily get in a Kindle Fire and not the overabundance I may have had with a Nook Tablet. It’s actually very easy to read on, that’s come from a Kindle owner. Tho I miss the E-ink I have a couple of good reading apps. I was kind of worried about going to a backlit screen but the switch hasn’t been horrendous. So over all I would and have recommended it to friends.
The only thing I don’t care for with regards to this tablet is the fact that it’s not compatible with Amazon Market. There are numerous apps I want to get that simply aren’t available thru the Amazon Appatore.