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Topic # 80716 3-Apr-2011 09:15
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I haven't seen this mentioned yet. I know nothing about it other than what's on the site, but thought I should bring it to everyone's attention :)

Pity it's only running 2.1.

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  Reply # 454723 3-Apr-2011 09:30
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I did some research on the V9.

It's the ZTE V9 which has a 600mhz processor, 512MB ram, and resistive touch screen.

Seems quite good for the price, not sure how the 600Mhz processor will hold up though..

I'm quite interested in the ZTE V11 which will run honeycomb. Wonder if Telecom is planning to release that too..



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  Reply # 454727 3-Apr-2011 09:33
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Hmm, given Telecom's previous ZTE releases it's a possibility!

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  Reply # 454737 3-Apr-2011 10:10
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I quite like it, when playing with it you can feel that ti is a $400 device, it doesn't compare to more expensive tablets, but it's also better than I expected.
Suprisingly smooth and nice and lightweight, size is good etc.

I remember reading an international release for the V9 which mentioned an upgrade path to 2.2, would love to see if Telecom will do it here.

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  Reply # 454810 3-Apr-2011 14:56
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well done. Relevance?

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  Reply # 454846 3-Apr-2011 17:15
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joff_nz: well done. Relevance?



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  Reply # 454849 3-Apr-2011 17:40
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joff_nz: well done. Relevance?


The relevance is that the Telecom device is the same as the Optus Mypad,  both of which are the ZTE Light (V1, NOT the V2, which has a 1Ghz CPU).

I did quite a bit of reseach on this a few days ago and found some useful stuff:

http://www.gadget.com/2010/10/13/zte-light-android-tablet/
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/hands-on-zte-light-review-936722?artc_pg=1
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/12/zte-announces-7-inch-zte-light-android-tablet/#
http://www.tentechnologies.com/zte-announces-7-inch-zte-light-android-tablet/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grgt_dv4Nz4

There is also quite a good review on YouTube of the MyPad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsGkcvqw3q0&feature=related

And of course cnet have in on the action:

http://www.cnet.com.au/optus-my-tab-339307123.htm

Plus there is a page on xda-developers about the Tab, and some requests for 2.2 and 2.3 ROM images, but nothing there yet:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=883105

I had a play with on at the store in Telecom Place, and it's quite a good device for its price - considering this is half the price of an iPad or Galaxy Tab etc, it is quite good.

One important fact is the resistive screen - which can be a positive for those working in cold environments where capacitive screens dont work (but I am sure in NZ this doesn't apply!) , and you can also use a pen on a resistive screen.  The Tab is supposed to come with hand writing recognition software, so that may be useful.


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  Reply # 454850 3-Apr-2011 17:43
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Resistive touch screen is actually a con in my book. Plastic screen instead of glass means more scratches, less sensitive since it requires pressure..

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  Reply # 454877 3-Apr-2011 19:03
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I'm seriously considering getting one and using it for note taking in meetings. (plus games etc of course :D  ). $400 seems a very good price.  It;s no ipad of course, but I wouldn't expect it to be an pad for that price.

I like the fact it is 7" too. having played with the ipad (v1 admittedly) it just seems to heavy to use for too long and too large to be truly portable. ipad2 is better and lighter I'm sure,but also at least twice the price of this.

anyone know if the handwriting recognition is any good and if there are apps that can also translate diagrams or hand drawn charts etc?
couple that with keyword tagging and that would be a killer app for me.



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  Reply # 454979 4-Apr-2011 08:23
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Kickass:
joff_nz: well done. Relevance?



Thanks.  


Hey man, I wasn't trying to be a jerk, but you posted a link with no information.
What was the purpose?
Was the link telling us something we don't know?
Were you trying to make a statement about the price there compared to here?
Or simply say hey look these guys sell it too?

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  Reply # 454983 4-Apr-2011 08:36
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z2k: Resistive touch screen is actually a con in my book. Plastic screen instead of glass means more scratches, less sensitive since it requires pressure..


Had the same thoughts when I was playing with it, no where near as pleasant to use as other tablets. Found the Orientation would only switch in some places as well. You do get what you pay for.

I do agree that it is a better size @ 7" though. 

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NonprayingMantis: I'm seriously considering getting one and using it for note taking in meetings. (plus games etc of course :D  ). $400 seems a very good price.  It;s no ipad of course, but I wouldn't expect it to be an pad for that price.

I like the fact it is 7" too. having played with the ipad (v1 admittedly) it just seems to heavy to use for too long and too large to be truly portable. ipad2 is better and lighter I'm sure,but also at least twice the price of this.

anyone know if the handwriting recognition is any good and if there are apps that can also translate diagrams or hand drawn charts etc?
couple that with keyword tagging and that would be a killer app for me.




You can throw Graffiti on android devices (yes the old palm handwriting thing). I use it on a Vodafone 845 and Huawei S7 7" tablet, it rocks. Resistive screens are better for writing/drawing apps.

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  Reply # 455456 5-Apr-2011 11:37
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NzBeagle:
z2k: Resistive touch screen is actually a con in my book. Plastic screen instead of glass means more scratches, less sensitive since it requires pressure..


Had the same thoughts when I was playing with it, no where near as pleasant to use as other tablets. Found the Orientation would only switch in some places as well. You do get what you pay for.

I do agree that it is a better size @ 7" though. 


It's not unusual to find some crappy factory default ROMs out there. Often you can download leaner ROMs with less bloatware - widgets for example do have a hit on performance. If I remove Widgets from my S7 it absolutely flies.

I had one of those Apad II's from pbtech, out of the box it was absolutely crap - couple of updated ROMs later and it flew (2x to 3x as fast as the factory ROM). 

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