Curtis klu LT8025

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    Just recently got a Curtis KLU LT8025. This will be my first experience with a tablet. Just curious if anyone else has come across this one. For it's basic use, browsing the web. It's pretty good for a 8" screen. But I do have to go buy a micro SD card to install apps and etc.

    My eventual purpose would be to set it up for my physically challenge deaf mature niece.
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    No you dont have to buy an sd card for apps, its just easier to load apk's that way for me, you can actually plug in the cable and use a usb flash drive, or a hardwire to ethernet... it has built in wifi and the market it comes with is SAM, slide me...so you have several options, It plays FLV's so i would get a free program called handbrake to rip dvd's then get anyconvert to make them flv's alos a free book reader called ireader, and a program called calibre to convert ebooks, have fun with your new tablet!
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    I bought this same tablet 4-15-2011. it works well, I think. it is my first android device so i have nothing to compair it to.
    I like the size of the screen but do wish i could figure out how to put flash on it so it will do more web based stuff.
    For the price ($149.99 at Big Lots) i am very happy with it.

    Any suggestions on how to upgrade it, better battery (only lasts about 3 hours), more internal memory, etc...
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    anhaus,
    Thxs for suggestions. I see if i can track does apps now. Where is the best website to locate apps? I have done a few searchs, but have not been to happy.

    Ammo,
    I got mine at Big Lots, too. For the price it worth trying one out.
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    Big Lot's is selling this.. Wow! Did you use your 20% off card on it though? Doesn't sound like you did!

    You two have this one right?

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    I bought this too yesterday but don't have a good experience so far with this. Internet browsing I thought was way too slow and downloading apps directly from the android market was painful to say the least. I want apps like amazon kindle, etc. on this but it's just a pain. Maybe it is like this on all the tablets NOT running honeycomb because tablets are ONLY supposed to really have honeycomb?
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    I purchased one yesterday. I'm having no luck with downloading Flashplayer to watch Youtube or any video clips from any of the sites (ABC.COM, CBS.COM or NBC.COM) I ahead and purchased a SD card after the unit said that I needed to use a SD Card to download adobe. It keeps saying download failed? Any suggestions?
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    tipster,
    yes that's the one I have. No, I didn't use by 20%.

    TabTab,
    I did notice download speed was slow using the WiFi. I instead tried the network cable. Speed picked up, but not by much. I did have problems installing from Android Market. Always kept getting "Android Phone not associated with the account" something like that. I was able to install from 'getandroidstuff', but know it's an older site I found.

    sdmenchaca,
    Sound like I did the same thing you did. LOL. Yeah, I try installing flash and that didn't work either for me.
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    I got one too at big lots. I'm new to the whole tablet/android thing. I was wondering if it is upgradable to android 2.2 or even the new 3.0 platform? There isn't alot of info for this particular tablet online. I did go to the curtis website and there is a firmware update for the 7 in model but nothing for the 8 in. I did read on several other forums that 3.0 android tablets should be flooding the market in mid 2011, so Im not sure if I should keep this one or if I should wait til the better ones come out. Being new to this I dont even know if what I bought is decent or not. I got it for my 17 year old son since his Ipod touch was stolen and this would be cool for him when he goes off to culinary school to download cookbooks and to email from and check his myspace or whatever. So if someone is willing to give us noobs a review or any advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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    I meant to add the specs for it when I posted earlier:

    Model: Sawee Pad (so is this a superpad?)
    Firmware: 2.1-update 1 V1.8: #3256
    Kernel: 2.6.32.9
    Build # ERE27
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    Try putting the micro SD card in the other slot. Worked for me.
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    I have a microcard plugged into the top slot. The one below the headphone jack. I can't get the flash player installed. What could I be doing wrong? Did I go to the wrong website for the player?

    Retried after doing Download Flash 10.1 For Android 2.1 Eclair. I even restarted the Tablet. Still not playing any flash videos.
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    Well I now have sometime like ITunes. I found "TuneIn Radio" and it works.
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    This had the potential to be a good tablet but not in its current form. I will be returning it toady after 3 days of frustration. Things could be better if the wifi worked faster. Because of the slow wifi, browsing is painful. Also, since tablets are not technically phones, apps cannot be downloaded on them and only be transported from a SD card. I was able to install the market apk but was not able to actually run it.
    If this tablet has a future upgrade path to honeycomb or even 2.2 then it will be worth it. I like the screen and it is fairly responsive for a resisitive screen.
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    This is a good tablet but the Internet connection is slow via WIFI. I installed other Android Markets (Applanet, SlideMe), as Android Market is not available and I installed almost all the applications I needed. This is the only way to go to get apps. Make sure you start by downloading the .apk file for Applanet and use your File Explorer to install the application and run it.

    The build is good and solid and the screen is cool. BigLot was key to make this tablet more popular!

    We all hope that Curtis would have an upgrade to Android 2.2 or 3.0. That would reduce the speed issue and also open us to Android applications.
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    No i did not use my 20% off card for this tablet.
    I am going back and getting another one to tear apart and see how it ticks.
    that one will be 20% off :)
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    Damn. How do you get 20% off card? I would have kept it at the 20% off and maybe waited for a firmware update.
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    Regarding the Micro SD card: What are the compatibility issues?
    The Klu says Micro SD TF; is an SDHC 16G card compatible?
    What are other users putting in there?

    Thanks!

    Dave
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    Those of you who have can you snap some pictures of the box and the device in real-time. The 20% off card might not be available in all markets. I have one, and have rack-up enough points to get to 20% next purchase. Just need to but a few things to get that 20% off. Remember Big Lots is really a Surplus Store of goods that didn't sell or where factory service goods. Most of the electronics sold there are good to fair. Parts in electronic really low in price. Their return policy is 30 days. I had never returned anything to them as of yet.

    Big Lots make a profit off closeouts merchandise in these odd lots. Purchase in small or large lots, and sell easily as dollar store items, gift shop items, or wholesale toys. With these Curtis/Sylvania Klu models really be good to know how long they're going to be carried at BL or are they just a one off product.

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