fakePad? ePad 7" worries...


Jan 25, 2011
So I bought an epad off of ebay, from a US seller for a reasonable price - and then I did my research. After hours of reading horror stories about the different e-pads out there, I've come to the fear that I may have ordered an imitation of an e-pad. You know, one of those shitty china made rip offs that brick within a day or two of un-boxing?

So.. Given the specs the seller provided, would you guys be able to tell me if I got the fake type? (I also hear that there's 3 chipsets, one of which is terrible.. did I get that one?)

CPU Type: VIA VT8505 ARM926 450MHz
Operating System: Google Android 1.6 with Built number 2.1.2_88
LCD Size: 7" TFT LCD
Resolution: 800 x 480
Touch Screen: Full Size, High Sensitive Touch Operation
System Memory: Spec 256MB Memory
Storage Device Type: Nand Flash
Capacity: 2GB
Camera: Pixel 1.3Mega
Built-in Stereo speakers
Built-in Microphone
LAN: External Fast 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter
WLAN: Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN
1 x TF Card Slot
2 x USB2.0
1 x Headphone
Built in G-Sensor Gravity Inducer, Auto Horizontal Screen
AC Power Adaptor: 100V Input, 9V DC Output, 2A
Battery Pack: Built in 2400 mAh Batteries
Dimension: 19.9 x 12.8 x 0.8-1.4cm

here's the official ebay listing

Well, how did I do? :/


Jan 25, 2011
After some poking around, I think I've located my chipset.

BUT, mine is VIA VT8505, not VIA WM8505 like it says it should be.. is that an issue?

Mine also has 100 MHz than it should have..

This isn't looking good, as far as the legitimacy of my product...

The biggest issue I see, is that my firmware is Android 1.6... does this mean I won't be able to use any apps or internet with it? :/