Dropad A8/Haipad M7 - Samsung 7-in Cortex A8 Capacitive iPhone 4

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  1. xaueious

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    Compared to the NC, it will initially cost the same (right now it costs MORE), with the exception of a buggy firmware, lower quality display, lower quality touchscreen, and lesser build quality. I expect it to average below $200USD as the price stabilizes and people come to their senses.

    On the plus side, HDMI, Android 2.2, USB host, front camera
     
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    One thing I've noticed is that none of these models seem to have bluetooth. That's a deal breaker for me.

    @yeyeom - that apad A8 is also a resistive screen.
     
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    The Dropad A8 began selling on PandaWill Website for $269.00 free shipping.

    If anyone has found a better price out there it would great if you post it here.
     
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    Pandawill usually sells pretty cheap. So it probably is an expensive tablet.
     
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    capacitive screen on chinese pad is ... nonsense
    also as newest cpu like a tegra.

    or branded hardware+soft+etc=price...

    it is true?

    i tap to chinese pad and cry, tap and say for motherf******devlooper, tap &
     
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    Looks like its the start of Chinese new year and the Sales have already begun.

    I have found a price of $249.99 minus 10% off or $224.99 for the Dropad A8.
    Anyone has found anything better than this.
    Regards Robert
     
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    Anyone pick up one of these yet?
     
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    235$ including shipping om aliexpress

    @RobMtl007
    is your price with or without shipping ?
     
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    Greetings Cider101:

    You are correct the $224.99 has shipping to be added on to.
    But a 2gig micro SD card is included.
    With a one year warranty

    As for your price of $235 is shipping with DHL?
    That would be the best price till now, although I've been burnt with Aliexpress and I swore I wouldn't do business
    with them again.
    Also Cider101, how do you get warranty service from this company if something goes wrong with the the Tablet.
    Do you have a returning address, it took me 1 month to get a returning address from a company on Aliexpress.
    It is very true Aliexpress suppliers offers the best price, but its a huge gamble for warranty service.
     
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    Hi Robert

    sorry for my limited english...

    the 235$ shipping is with china air mail. The cheapest shipping with dhl or similar i found was about 245$. But then again, we are back to the warranty/service-question if anything goes wrong. If i would/will take the risk depends heavely on the price of the unit and on how much i can save compared to other online-shops (i wouldn't do it to save just 10 or 20 bucks). But then, while reading the threads about the other online shops here... i'm not sure, wether there is a big difference in that matter ;)
    My limit is about 150$. Why ? Because if the unit failes, i believe it's to much trouble to send it back to china. If it costs more, and we are comming close to, say 50% of the price of an ipad, then I would be happy to spend the other 50% as well to get an excelent hardware, service and years of support and system upgrades...
     
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    Hi Cider101:
    Interesting idea you have in buying this Dropad A8 from AliExpress.
    For me a well known Online store is more secure and I'm sure I'll get a solid one year warranty.

    I have found a Youtube video from someone in Japan who actually opened the Dropad A8 and you can see the insides.
    He goes to say that with Wifi, battery life lasts about 8 hours that is very good.
    In the video he points to a circut he calls a serial bus stating that maybe in the future this Tablet may have
    BlueTooth.
    Enjoy the video its really worth it:
     
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    Hm...

    He does a software review. The firmware isn't good, but the hardware has potential and is better than most other ones out there. G-sensor doesn't work properly, and with these Chinese tablets often is never fixed from factory. MAC address switches every time you turn it on. I would be really uncomfortable with recommending this device overall...

    Should be a better branded version soon... Or at least one that isn't generic...

    Extremely tempting for European and Canadian markets though.

    His software review is more interesting. Japanese though.
     
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    Hi Xaueious:
    I'm curious to know why you think this Dropad A8 is Extremely tempting for European and Canadian markets?

    Regards Robert
     

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