Can't help but notice that a lot of these posts are looking for tech help and problems using basic functions. I'm not averse to mucking around with PCs or laptops to improve them, but if all I want to use a tablet for is web browsing and watching video, would I not be better off just going into PCWorld etc and paying €200 for a tablet that'll do that and save myself some hassle. And if Thats the case, can someone recommend one that will do just that in a bricks and mortar store
How about just getting Blackberry Playbook then?
16gb version should cost you about 220 Eurosfrom Brick and mortar store,easy to use and suitable for your needs.
I totally agree, with Jarren and fergiesfolly. The build quality of the Playbook and the maturity of version 2.0 OS makes it a perfectly viable choice.
Had I known, before ordering my Aurora, about the cat and mouse shenanigans, trying to get Android Market\Play Store to stay stable or act normally (all apps visible..), I'd have bought a Playbook instead.
Not just from the hardware perspective, but I don't want to be a Google slave, quite happy to avail of their services, but on my own terms.
Anyone with hardware and software issues could do no worse than browse here:
Main forums: http://www.slatedroid.com/
Ainol specific: http://www.slatedroid.com/forum/274-allwinner-a10-cpu-devices/
I have another 2 weeks before mine arrives, if ever..
I think they work 'quite well' out of the box, some things however can be improved upon easily and make them well worth doing.
The aurora is a lovely tablet with an excellent quality screen.
Was there some issue about the Playbook having to sync with a blackberry phone for some services to work?
I know, I know. Lazy. I'll google it, but I'm, gettin sick of googling tablets. I'll spend less time on it, when I have it, than I have looking for one.
No they changed that with a software update.
I have a similar problem, just got a Paladin as a gift and every time I look at the MicroSD card it says its broken and needs to reformat, so I let it format and then a while later its broken again, I installed the drivers manually myself but it hasn't made much difference.
My pad left Hong Kong yesterday. Any estimates on when i can expect it? Shipped with DHL.
Tomorrow or Wednesday I would say!!
My Paladin shipped from China on Friday, seemingly, despite Focalprice telling me it shipped two weeks previously. Should have it this week then. Pity I'm getting it delivered to the homeplace in Galway rather than where I am in Dublin (I wouldn't be able to collect).
Don't hold your breath!!, post from China can be ridiculously slow sometimes, 30-45 days is not unusual.
For regular post, sure.
When using a courier (DHL/EMS), it's generally quicker.
Ooops, of course, I just assumed that it was coming via regular post.
Proxy, You might be lucky by shipping it to Galway. Mine was held up in customs, sent though the Paperwork to DHL, Tablet arrived the next day with NO extra charges
Unfortunately I'm having touchscreen issues though, seems to read pressure (a touch) on one corner without touching it every few mins, might have to open her up...