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Wannabe Geek

  #472366 22-May-2011 14:50
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This is my trusty 2.8" Huawei Ideos... It runs Android 2.2, but as you can see when I want to type anything - the keyboard uses almost all the screen real estate!

Huawei Ideos U8150

I need an Android Tablet so I can show my friends that there are more "geek friendly" tablets than the all famous fruit!

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#472369 22-May-2011 14:50
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I really want this as I think my current "tablet" (alright, it's a bit small, as it's an iPod Touch but whatever) is about to be chucked in the bin.
It's about three years old now, a 8GB second gen. I wouldn't care much but...

  1. The metal around the lock button has been smashed in, so you can't use it. That means no screenshots, no resetting when it screws up as Apple products always do and no locking. Instead, each time I have to wait for a minute for it to autolock.

  2. That lock button thing? Yeah? It also means no jail breaking. I have yet to find a jailbreak option that will work for 4.1+ that doesn't require you to reset the device.

  3. The major dents in the back probably aren't too good for it.

  4. There's a 50% chance it'll actually connect to my laptop and I can't sync too much at a time otherwise it disconnects halfway through... D:

  5. If it's connected to WiFi, the longest I've ever seen it last recently is about an hour (apparently lending it to your younger brother means that he will leave it on charge for a week straight and apparently that's not good for it. /sarcasm)

  6. ~2-3GB is software updates alone.

I'm not sure how well you can see that but there's the smashed top button...

(also, adding insult to injury it was sent in to be fixed and ended up being replaced Oct. '09 because of a broken top button, though that was manufacturers fault. I swear these things hate my guts...)

[edit because ahurhurhur I managed to put in the image twice. Smaaaaaaaaaaart.. and then I screwed up the numbering. *facepalm*]


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  #472371 22-May-2011 14:56
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I am a student, and this would help with my studies considerably, and give me a new toy, for Which I would share epic information about on the interwebs.My rig
As it is a lot more portable than this ^^


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Master Geek

#472372 22-May-2011 14:56
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Moses was given 4 tablets (2 to replace the original 2 when he broke their displays, even though they were made of GraniteGlass).

I have a lot of catching up to do, but I don't enjoy mountaineering. Or chiseling.

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Wannabe Geek

  #472373 22-May-2011 14:57
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yeh I have a new toshiba l640 laptop very nice but a tablet would be kinda kool as it's more mobile !  cheers

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Wannabe Geek

  #472374 22-May-2011 14:57
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Hi All,

This is what I have got ....  looks quite impressive as it was bought 6 months ago and cost around 400 mark.

Why do i need the acer tablet... well... well.. well..  as most of the geeks here I am after the latest toy which usually goes to the hand of my 2 year old who can by the way, unhook the ipod from charger, turn it on, flick the screens till she finds a game she like and then away she goes,,,
If she leaves the tablet or the ipod it goes to my middle 8 years old who takes her time trying things she has no clue on...
If then I may think that I will get a chance it is time for my eldest daughter to have a go...

needless to say in a house of 4 women and lone geek i need a toy of my own

Any way would be good to have a gadget which can do GPS so there is one less box to take into the car..

specs  below
Manufacturer: HeroTab



    Androind 2.2 Froyo
    Samsung S5PV210 1.2GHz CPU
    8" Inch Touch Resistive Screen
    512MB RAM, 4GB NAND
    2.0MP Camera, WiFi 802.11 B/G, G Sensor
    3D Graphic Engine (Support SGX540 OpenGL-ES 1.1 and 2.0 and OpenVG 1.0)
    Multi Language Support
    Mircro SDHC Port (Support Up To 32GB)
    USB Port, HDMI Port, Earphone Port
    Built-In Mic, Built-In Speakers
    DC Power Input
    Dual Core 4800 MAH Battery
    Android Market, Flash 10.1

    Office Application: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF Viewer/Editor
    Gmail, GTalk, Google Maps
    Youtube, Skype, Facebook, MSN Messenger
    eBook ApplicationHero tab

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  #472376 22-May-2011 15:04
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If I had an Acer Iconia A500, I would retire my trusty 8-year old Acer Travelmate, and say get lost to Bill Gates.
Then I could salute Linus Torvalds and test some of the new mapping apps that I've been dreaming about.


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Wannabe Geek

#472378 22-May-2011 15:05

Hi Mauricio,

I am currently working on an IBM ThinkPad... this Acer Iconia A500 sounds like an ideal addition,
especially when travelling! Not sure if one can use Word on it though? In any case, what an exciting
little gadget!

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Ultimate Geek

  #472382 22-May-2011 15:08
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love Android's flexibility

Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery
MOBILE: Nexus 6 & HTC U Play
TABLET: Ipad 2017
OTHER: Asus Vivobook + Intel NUC5i3 + A family of Raspberry Pi x 9 + Amazon Echo

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Wannabe Geek

  #472384 22-May-2011 15:11
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Well I have iPad, iPodTouch, and a Kindle as mobile devices. I've always used Macs, I like the Linux virtual machines I have, dislike Windows, and would rather like to see what a different OS can do. I'm curious. And I love gadgets.

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  #472385 22-May-2011 15:12
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I don't have a rig at the moment and my doctor said "keep taking the tablets" so......

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Wannabe Geek

  #472386 22-May-2011 15:12
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Im a poor student and would find one of these great in boring lectures. Plus these look awesome and I'm sick of hearing about awesome apple is! But i find them kind of boring not like this exciting bad boy powered by the great Nvidia!

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Master Geek


  #472388 22-May-2011 15:13
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I don't have a tablet currently, use a mixture of netbooks, smartphones and desktops.

Would be very keen to win the Acer Iconia.

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Inactive user

  #472390 22-May-2011 15:18
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i dont have a tablet only a broken pda phone of these the missus will be of my back haha poor as hell

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Wannabe Geek

  #472391 22-May-2011 15:19
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Thanks for the opportunity to enter your competition for such a cool prize. You have soom very cool members out there in the Geekzone community - who else would come up with something as thoughtful as the offer of an additional 32GB micro SD card to add to the prize giveaway - Exceptionally Cool.

I am looking to try my hand at two things in the near future - one online investment trading and also I am looking for an interface tablet style that I can design on as I have skills in manufacturing jewellery and garden design. I'm hoping this sort of tablet would be up to this kind of job and even if it isn't but supports online books alongside its standard functions then I think it would be a great prize to receive.

Thanks again Geek zone people - You Rock


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