An android tablet a day keeps the apples away.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ZT-180 Apad review – Android 2.2 10inch tablet

RobertNL has posted a great review of the ZT-180, your for only $170 shipped from DealExtreme!

The ZT-180:
- ZT-180 1 x 10.2 "tablet
- 1 x Micro USB to RJ45 cable
- 1 x 100-240 Volt U.S. -> 9 volt adapter
ZT-180 Specifications:
Processor: 1.0GHz ARM 11
Ram: 256 DDR 2
Memory: 2GB NAND Flash (600 MB free to use)
Operating system: Windows CE 6.X or Android 2.1 (this one is outfitted with 2.1)
Display: LCD 10 (LED backlight according to the box)
Touch: Recessive
Battery: 9V 2400mA Li-ion (4 hours tested!)
Wifi: b / g / n (draft)
[I] [u]
Connections / Inputs: [/u] [/i]
- 1 x USB port
- 1 x mini USB port (OTG)
- 1 x Micro USB port (for network through micro USB to RJ45 cable)
- 1x Power in
- 1x Micro SD card slot
- 1 x 3.5 mm audio out
Hardware buttons / speakers:
- 1 x Back button (black square front screen)
- 1 x 6 last / most used apps (volume up button)
- 1 x menu (volume down button)
- 1 x power off
- 2 x 1 watt speakers
Diagonal: 320 mm
WxHxD: 268x179x15 mm
Screen Size:
Diagonal: 255 mm
WxH: 222x125 mm
650 grams
Build quality: (4 / 5)
So far not much negative to discover, all the hardware works well.
The only negative thing I can think now is the plastic back that you can press a bit, but the plastic seems very resistant. I also have had a bit of noise in one of the speakers, this was the second time I used it, after that it never happend again.
Speed: (4 / 5)
The speed is better than expected, of course not as fast as my Desire but all apps are ready for use in 3/4 sec.
From time to time (I usually do this if I decide not to use an app for that moment), it is wise to use the Task killer. This was pre-installed but it did not work propperly, So i got another task killer from the market. If I kill all apps its says there is between 75 and 100 mb Ram
(Touch) Display (3 / 5)
Because I already knew that the ZT-180 has a recessive screen, I had prepared for the worst. When I put the tablet in my hands the first time it felt really good, although it is not as smooth as my Desire, but still good enough to serve with your fingers (If you are typing a review like this, its good to have a stylus tho). Unfortunately, this screen does not support multi touch but with the 10'' screen you wont need that as mutch as on your smartphone.
The screen also looks good, the viewing angle is not great, but that is a disadvantage of the most cheap tablets.
Connectivity: (3 / 5)
[I] Internet: [/ i] On a wireless G network with wep security ZT-180 works fine the internet speeds are very good. Unfortunately I have no chance to test an N network since I do not have one close.
Bluetooth: Unfortunately I can not find how to use them.
GPS Not possible as far as i know (it could be that there some external dongles + filmware that work)
Cellular: Here are a few types of 3G dongles to get, unfortunately I have none of these dongles home here and they are expensive to buy separately. Moreover, I make my Desire a hot spot if needed.
Additional relevant information:
Android 2.2 (Froyo) has been released for public testing!
ADW launcher for installed (works well at what setting)
Task killer included (Widget did not quite properly)
With last true movie 1030: Working Market!
Supplied with full film 1030.
Plays 720P videos without problems. (tested 2)
I believe a good tablet for a reasonable price, you should not expect Ipad because then you get a rude awakening. Froyo with the prospect (which is said to become faster and more economical tablet) seems a good buy have been. The recessive screen takes some getting used but works well.
So if you are looking for a good working Android 10 tablets at a bargain price then this is definitely a choice on your list should be.
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Movie 720P video playback
Bought it somewhere else, but i think the review could help some peeps here ;)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

HeroTab C9 Tablet giveaway!

Just follow these simple instructions:

HeroTab C9 Tablet Giveaway

User is offline Mp4 - 03-04-11 07:25 - 4 comments

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That's right we have another tablet to giveaway thanks to our friends over at,And as always we like to keep things simple
The rules to win this tablet are simple but must be followed , any emails or pm's sent directly to me about the contest will be deleted.
To enter:
1:First open up your email program ( i like gmail cuz its fancy)
2:In the subject line put " C9 tablets rocks"
3:Send this email ( send it anywhere else it will not count.
4:If you are the Winner of this bada$$ tablet you will receive a email and will have 24 hours to respond.If a reply is not sent within 24 hours
another winner will be chosen and the clock starts ticking down again.
5:Please make sure you are able to receive email from Merimobiles and
6:The giveaway will end April 15th 2011


Add a modem to your Heropad for 3g!

Ryanining gives his ‘pad 3g via a nifty modem hack … go here to find out how!

Pictures will say alot.
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Now i enjoy internet anywhere easily :)
Install quicksetting to enable airplane mode if want to turn off the Modem.
The battery still have power for more than 4 hours, very great !!

An 8-inch Android 2.2 Tablet – only $229.95

Main Product Picture - click to enlarge

The nice folks at DX have yet another tablet in stock with all the mod cons:


Operating System:
Google Android 2.2

SAMSUNG S5pv210 ARM Cortex-A8 1 G Hz

Internal Memory:
512 MB DDR2

Flash Memory:
4 GB Flash

External memory:
Support micro SD/TF card up to 32 GB

4:3 8" TFT LCD with resistance screen touch

800 x 480 pixels resolution (16M colors)

Touch Control:
Full size touch operation

Orientation Sensors:
With accelerometer, automatic steering display screen

Speacial Function:
Support external 3G: WCDMA/EVDO/TD-SCDMA

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g network supported

Built-in 1.3 M Pixels front camera

Built-in microphone

Built-in speaker

1 x TF card (support max up to 32 GB)

1 x Mini HDMI

1 x 3.5mm earphone

1 x Mini USB

1 x USB Host

1 x Power supply

Support Video Formats:

Support Audio Formats:

Support Picture Formats:

Support E-book Formats:

English / German / Italian / French / Dutch / Polish / Russian / Korean / Japanese / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Croatian / Turkish / Vietnamese / Danish / Hungarian / Romanian / Slovak / Thai / Swedish / Spanish / Finnish / Latin / Portuguese / Greek / Ukrainian

Built-in 3200 mAh Lithium battery (manufacturer rated)

Gotta have one? Here is the link: