Your thoughts on the ePad 2 Android 2.2 (512MB RAM), 1GHz 10" tablet

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    I am checking out the ePad 2 that claims to be running Android 2.2 with 512MB (Flash enabled) 1GHz, 10" resisitive tablet. Has anyone had any experience with this tablet?

    Recommend/not recommend... and why?

    ref: New Ipad Killer Epad 2 with Android 2.2 OS, 512M RAM, Camera, Android Tablet PC support 3G Dongle - US$199.90 : Euogo.com
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    Long answer

    Because it's using a hack of a CPU that no one's really much supporting. The ZT-180 was a mish-mosh ARM 11 core CPU that was OC'd to 1Ghz. There's probably going to be next to zero support ( unless you can get in developing with those few folks who've already have one ).

    At this point, I would say if you budget is <$300 then go with the Archos 70, it's capactive, and it's got a lot better chance of getting on-going community support. If on the other hand you have a few extra $$. Then I would recommend moving up to a Viewsonic GTablet, or wait a couple of months until the vendors get a clue, and start releasing WiFi only versions of their tablets.

    No one in their RIGHT MIND, is going to buy tablets that require a 2Yr Contract, w/o having unlimited data access, and being sold at a price, that while subsidized, is still overpriced.

    But, that's just me being market analyst.
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    marcelol, that's great information. thanks. I'm looking at importing some of the epads from china for resell. I just got one to test and am working with it. I'm new to android tablets so I'm a little slow on the learning curve.
    I will be selling them at $195. Do you think this is worth while for people to have this device at that price? It's a good way to break into the market and have a decent tablet for under $200. This is a 10" 2.2.
    I welcome your thoughts on this.
    thanks
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    I like mine, but my use is largely as a big thing to write on while I sit on airplanes. It does had Android 2.2, 512 mb and and 10" screen and android market. I can stick the charger into the socket on the plane so I don't care about battery life. I haven't used it for playing games or watching movies etc and I probably won't bother. My laptops all beat ANY tablet for those purposes - tablets are just an emerging technology and Android is still very immature. We're early adopters and we should be prepared to work with what we have rather than demand that it perform as well as a technology that has more than a decade of intense development behind it.

    Another thing is just how the cost of it is going to affect you. My ZT-180 was basically play money for me and that money was replaced even before the tablet had arrived. So I can buy other tablets as they come around and I plan to. If it's going to be one and only tablet, I would look closely at how you're going to be using it Judging by your profile, it would just be one step in your technical history. You'll like the big screen for its resolution; you'll probably dislike it's clunky portability. But it works and if you can get comfortable somewhere, it's fun to have around.
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    I would just say, avoid euogo.com like the plague. They don't stand behind their product, they sell shoddy stuff, and they will not return your money if it's defective. Find some other place to buy.
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    Having tried S5Pv210 tablets, ZT180 v2 seemed to me like a cheap toy... nice 10" screen size powered by a small CPU..
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    Do not buy ZT 180 from *************** and do not use them as a drop-shipper! Terrible customer stories, no support!
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    Its available online now at Sears How is the new Android 2.2 epad ? Thinking of getting one later this month.
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    I have a Flytouch II Generation II with 512mb variation.
    I bought this one from chinagrabber thinking it was an upgraded flytouch 2, but I am pretty sure it is a Zenithink ZT-180v2. So far the only real problems I have found is when I take a screen shot the rotation is of by 180°. And on Angry Birds the text doesn't shhow up, but the game plays just fine.

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    I have a Flytouch II Generation II with 512mb variation.
    As an update, angry birds has startoed working perfectly.

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    Update: Most on-line stores are now selling this tablet at $179.
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    Hi, did you get to evaluate this unit firsthand? I have been reading around that the ZT180-based units do not support Flash10.1, comments?
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    After researching a bit it appears this tablet will not run flash, although quite a lot of listings says it does. From what I've read the ZT-180 chipset is not supported by Adobe.. hence no flash.

    Can anyone else confirm this?
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    I have a device.. Epad.. It does not have flash. I have Updated to latest build from the manufacturer site...

    Also Some people say its possible to run flash by using custom-baked roms..

    However i don't recommend it..
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    Although Most stores sell for 179$.. The actual worth of this device is much more lower. I bargained and got the tab for approx 100$, here in India.
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    Woah $100.. good bargain!
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    I have had my ePad Android 2.2 for about a week now and I have to say for the $219 (with accessories) was a great deal. Yes it did not support flash out of the box but I did get it working, although when going through Adobe's site which states mine was not compatible, on another forum I found a link to the 10.1 apk and it installed without any issues.

    I see most people comparing this unit to iPads and the Galaxy, well you have to remember the difference in the cost, you pay for what you get, but for a low price tablet this unit performs well. Plenty of apps available on the market place, I have even used the RDP app and supported some of my clients servers without any issues and with flash I even use Logmein for support.

    Sure there are some short comings but again its you get what you pay for, if you have expectations of performing like the iPad or Galaxy then no this is not the unit for you.
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    ronaldaustin: Have you noticed flash running slow on it?
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    Yes feverhost, there is a good amount of lag but nothing that I cant live with.
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    Also I downloaded Skyfire and the flash works with that browser as well, but with the same lag

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