Just got my Viewbook 730 and about everything I've read about the device is basically true, although I think there are some things worth mentioning: 1. Yes, it's not as well built as the Nook Color, but it's much better than the knock offs. Not making excuses here, but it's in between the better chinese tablets and the nook color. I'd rate it just a slight drop off from the gTablet. 2. It's screen is a bit of a weakness, but what the biggest issue is the lack of multi-touch. You just tap the screen to zoom, so it's not that bad but it's not as elegant as a multi-touch tablet. BUT, before you lump this screen in with the best resistive touch screen you've used, it's better than that. I cannot tell it isn't capacitive. Seriously, it touches and acts and is so smooth that you cannot tell the difference. It has a glass surface and you can draw on pictures and things really well, but from a technology standpoint the negative on the screen is the lack of multi-touch - not the underlying touch technology. (Another negative here is the device's resolution is only 800 x 480) 3. HDMI, camera and mic, slightly larger screen than NC, run Skype, as well as full set of capacitive android control buttons are all plusses. 4. The software is really funky. After running CM7.1 and others on other tablets, their stock 2.2.1 is just kind of clunky. Unfortunately nothing much found on rooting and custom roms - but that's critical. The platform (samsung A8) should be a fertile ground, but nobody as dumb or daring as me?? So far I've installed about everything I can find and no issues to speak of - but the 800 lbs gorilla is Android Market and google apps - so that's a priority for me. I have managed to find out the following: If you hold the power key and either the + or - volume key it will boot into Recovery mode. Gives you the option of installing software from the SD card, or recovering the system (and this clears everything back to stock), and you have the option of clearing the screen lock password (not sure if this wipes user data as well??) and, of course you can reboot or power down from this screen. The system about: Android 2.2.1 Kernel 2.6.29 Build Number is v1.00.08-Froyo I just started to figure out how I can get this rooted but so far having trouble getting my computer to connect to it in ADB. Hopefully others will submit their observations. I'm hoping I'm not the only one.