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Discussion in 'Acer Iconia Tab A500 Forum' started by ellandry, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. ellandry

    ellandry Member

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    Ok I have my Tablet, I like it but I feel uneasy about a few things and need some advice and assistance so I dont get frustrated and return it LOL.

    1. I have a Blackberry Torch which in the past I have tethered to my laptop using a program called PDANET and it has worked well. I know there is a version of PDANET for Android but since I cannot seem to find a Blackberry device driver for Android I cannot figure out a way to tether the A500 to my Torch for internet access. Unfortunately the Torch does not have a Wifi hotspot option like other smartphones do.

    2. Netflix- I have it running but when I try to play a movie it comes up with an error that it lost connection to the server. Does anyone see this being resolved anytime soon?

    3. Cases- Are the cases with the built in keyboard worth getting?

    4. I have read a little bit about rooting the A500 and would like to understand what benefits would this serve? Can I get more things to work with the A500 if it is rooted?

    5. 3G- I know AT&T is releasing the A501 which will have 4G capability. Is there an inexpensive 3G addon that I can get for the A500 that would allow me to use the 3G capable SIM card from my Torch for internet access?

    Sorry for all the questions I am a very techy guy when it comes to Windows and Blackberry but I am lost when it comes to Android
     
  2. Icebike

    Icebike Senior Member

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    There are lots of threads here that cover all of these topics.

    Some are marked sticky, so they are at the top. Others take a little digging, but its worth the effort because you will
    get a variety of opinions.
     
  3. StoneKy

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    How did you get Netflix running?
     

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