Veiwsonic GTab purchase question

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  1. gtetro

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    I am looking to buy a tablet and after reading the posts here I am leaning to the GTab w/ 10.1 screen
    After I do upgrades suggested here will I be able to...
    View and edit office docs
    Tether w/ IPhone
    Read PDF
    Watch Netflix
    Use flash games
    Load documents and pictures between laptop and tablet
    Thank you for any input
     
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    Thank you for the info.
     
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    Looks like fuganater already answered most of your questions. But I have something to add about tethering with iPhone. The G Tablet doesn't have built in 3G capability (no SIM card) like he said. But you should be able to tether the G Tablet to a smartphone that does have 3G. By doing that your G Tablet can use your smartphone's 3G to get on the internet. I have an Android phone (T-mobile HTC G2) that has wireless hotspot capability, effectively turning my phone into a Wifi hotspot. My G Tablet then just connects to my phone like any other Wifi hotspot... works great.
     
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    Is there any timeframe for when Netflix will be offering an app for the g tablet? I just got mine yesterday for my birthday and would love to be able to watch movies on it.
     
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    Haven't heard anything yet.
     
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    I have tethered to my Droid1, USB, wireless (droid is rooted) and Bluetooth. Works very well. I like BT because it doesn't use so much battery on my phone and still provides satisfactory bandwidth. If I want better speed I'll use wifi or USB.
     
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    I am looking to tether my droidx to my g-tablet. I dont want to spend the extra $20 for hotspot. IS there a way to do it with cable?
     
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    You can use the 3g Hot Spot hack. I won't post the link but pm me and I'll send it to you.
     
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    Netflix is really dragging their feet, but in the meantime, check out Play On. It was kinda pricey ($40 1st year) but after customer feedback they have a $4.99 per month option now.

    Yeah, you pay $5 more to watch Netflix, but it comes with a truckload of other linked content and makes it easy to access via any mobile device. Since I can use it on my ipod touch and evo as well, was a no-brainer for me.
     
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    I just got my g-tab from amazon.com for 299.00 + 5.00 shipping. Rooted it, TNT lite 4.3 and it works fine. Great tab for the price.
     
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    There is no timeframe on Netflix and I don't think that older Android devices will get it directly - other than the playon work around. My understanding is that older android devices do not have hardware DRM (copywrite protection) built in. There are rumors that there are a couple of new Android phones and tablets coming that will have Netflix but they include hardware for copywrite protection.

    Keep in mind that this is all rumors at this point.

    Here is a very good article explaining the issue - Netflix on Android? « usamaisawake .
     
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    If the gtab wont get netflix ill be selling mine for sure. But ill wait till after summer
     

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