Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




84 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 82650 3-May-2011 21:47
Send private message

I have gotta get up to speed with Android HoneyComb. Buried in iPad and iPhone4 for too long  my cheapest option was to sneak an NC off B&N (they can only sell into Canada/USA due to Copyright Laws and what Publishers allow them to do).

Anyway, a USD$249 machine = perfect cheap 7.5" screen learning tool.





Create new topic
93 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 465034 3-May-2011 22:05
Send private message

Do you know an easy way to get one of these in NZ?



84 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 465081 4-May-2011 00:06
Send private message

paragonOfGeek: Do you know an easy way to get one of these in NZ?


Go on a shopping spree weekend 'holiday' to the USA, or have one posted to someone over there to ship it to you. Note you will pay a few bucks local taxes though (i just thought it was ok as it probably bought a school classroom chair).

B&N won't allow freight forwarders anymore. Once you have it also need to Register it online before you can do much so that means a spoofed VPN IP address so you can then  set your account up on B&N's site so you appear to be Stateside. There are tons of instructions detailing all this, just Google but you will absorb time. This all sounds like we're circumventing laws but it's really the one on what Publishing Houses have requested B&N to comply to over Copyright on certain books. Like me since you aren't going to buy books from B&N (you won't be able to unless you have a USA appearing IP address and snailmail address plus creditcard home address) for it then it shouldn't matter. Once it becomes an Android HoneyComb device then the issue of book copyright is circumvented.

Lots of ducks to put in a row.

Be aware of the WiFi needs if your Access Point is an old box. You must use WAP-PSK2 Data-rate 54Mb/s, Gmode. The NC is WiFi only with a Micro SD slot. Once you have it working B&N will probably dump an update Ver 1.2 which freaked my WiFi router with a call for IP endlessly looping. I had to do a cold start reboot and Reregister again! 

Your friends in all this, appbrain, android tablets.net, xda developers, inspiredgeek.com

It's a great little box for the price.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.