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#63377 25-Jun-2010 13:28
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Do a search on "Android" on TradeMe and then click on "Computers" instead of mobile phones. You'll see a lot of very similar Android-based tablets in the $249 to $299 price range. 

They are all quite similar, though some claim to have more internal memory than others (4GB vs 2GB). They claim to support sdcards up to 32GB.

The screens are said to be 7 inches diagonally. 

Almost without exception they have no reserve price, but if you bid you find there is always an auto-bid set up to beat yours.....

I'm assuming this is the vendor in various guises gaming the system to get the price up to a point s/he is happy to sell the item at. 

Whether the auctions are being conducted in an ethical manner or not, the Buy Now price is fair enough for a device with those spec.

They are wifi only (b/g/n). 
They support headsets and have built-in mics....but it isn't clear they support a headset with a mic. 
They do not appear to support Bluetooth. 

CPUs are about 600MHz and RAM is 128MB. 

Android "v1.7" is said to be the OS, but with a firmware revision of presumably someone has modded it (or not)...and made a custom version.....or not.

Have a look. I might buy one just see what they are like. An android tablet device with a 7" touch screen for $249 isn't unattractive.  

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  #345220 25-Jun-2010 13:40
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I believe these are the same devices sourced from (they do free international shipping to NZ) for $99.95 USD ($141 NZD).

Have a look. They are obviously dropshipping them, or buying them cheap in bulk and reselling on TM for a profit.

Gutless, but it happens, and not much you can do about it, other than buying more direct and saving money.

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  #345363 25-Jun-2010 19:53
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It is/was against the Trademe T&C's to sell something you don't actually have in your possession, so if you can prove that they are being drop shipped, then report the auctions. Unless those T&C's have changed...


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  #345475 26-Jun-2010 11:02
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See the same person is selling the ultra junk CE Netbooks too, shame really, the Eken M001s which are what they are based off are junk, wont' even run any video other than .3gp :S

I'll be waiting for this: Hauwei S7

Android 2.1, 3G inbuilt(900mhz, 2100), 2MP camera, specs on page are wrong, confirmed 1ghz

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