Hi all. First of all I am not very tech minded, and don't understand many of the technical references with regard to PC's and other similar devices (I still have to have someone translate some of the language in my phone instruction booklet), so if anyone responds to this series of questions, please have mercy, and speak in simple terms which a techno dummy can fathom :). I am really keen to purchase a Tablet PC, as they seem to combine several concepts in one easy and mobile package (PC, E-Reader, Games Console, etc), and in a size that can easily be slipped into a handbag or pocket. My first question is about wi-fi. Having read several reviews about various Tablets, some people seem to have issues with wi-fi connection, and signal. Would the type/brand of wi-fi router make any difference to this problem? Second, I note that several reviewers have mentioned problems with the on screen keyboard. Would it be necessary to purchase an external keyboard, or are there ways to correct this problem? Many of the Tablet PC's in this price range don't support Android Market Apps, although I note that this one (NATPC M009S) says that it does support Android Market Apps. Are there limits or issues with Android Market Apps, or are they freely available? Can I install the ones I already have on my phone onto the Tablet PC, or would I have to start from scratch? I note that one reviewer for this Tablet PC, states that he had problems playing game apps when they had been stored on the external SD memory Card. Is this a general problem, or is this just a single unlucky reviewer. I tend to store all the Apps that can be stored on my SD Card, to save my Phone memory. My main reason for buying a Tablet, is for the Kindle App. I would have bought a Kindle, except that I need to be able to change the background page colour, as black on white causes problems with my eyes, and the Kindle can't be changed in this way. Does anyone know if this change can be made? I have done this on my phone, but the screen is a little small, and I thought a screen which was more or less the size of a paperback book would be better.
I have had no wifi problems with my tablet and have connected It t successfully to three different routers. I have had no problems with with memory cards. The Android market support is patchy with numerous apps not being available for it which do actually work well on this tablet. You should be able to side load apps from your phone to the the tablet. As for reading books it will do every thing you want. It comes with software installed and it will run Koboe or kindle
As far as the Kindle App goes you can change the background to Sepia with Black text or Black with White Text. This tablet comes with the Aldiko reader installed which seems to allow any colour you like for both text and background. Both readers have brightness controls. I've had no problems installing apps but have not installed any on the card.
I was looking for an ereader as well to begin with and this tablet is excellent for that. Its a good weight to hold as well. With the wifi I can only speak of my experience but I had the same problems which have been resolved by changing the wifi settings to never sleep, changing the router channel and installing a wifi switch from the market. The onscreen keyboard issues occur only when charging and trying to use the tablet at the same time.