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What a bargain! The cult tablet for those in the know.,
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This review is from: 7" NEW Dual Core M009S 4GB Epad Apad Android 4.2 Tablet PC - WiFi - Dual Camera - HDMI
M009S/M010S 7" 2GB Google Android Tablet PC - 2.2 Android Tablet - Flash 10.1 - WiFi , Touchscreen, Epad, Apad, Genuine UK Android Market, Youtube, Angry Birds and Amazon Kindle App
I originally bought an M009s which lasted for two, pleasurable hours, before it died. I asked Wendy Lou to send a M010s as the replacement, but that did not arrive. Nevertheless Wendy Lou were very good on the service and support side, and refunded me really quickly. Would buy from them again because of that. Because they were out of stock I had to buy elsewhere and bought a M010s (White version of M009s).
I own an Advent Vega 10.2inch and owned an 8" Scroll tab for nearly a month. For portability both of those could not compete with the 7" M010s. This pad can fit in a wide pocket, is light, and can be held in the width of the palm. It uses a modified software ROM called 'singularity' and has both flash 10.1 and the full Android Market. This device has a bright resistive type screen. Usually capacitive screens are accepted to be better. The problem with capacitive screens, as many know, is over sensitivity, and the problem of entering non intended input. This resistive screen, though, is the best I have used. It seems to be calibrated very well. It is sensitive to the finger for just the right amount of resistance, so for me, no stylus is needed. With my Virgin Media Broadband, the Wifi connects very well in all rooms of my house.
Really importantly (Virgin have unlimited downloads) I can watch BBC iplayer and BBC news. Beat that Ipad!!! Angry birds plays smoothly. Screen image quality is quite good and with so many free online HD wallpapers avilable the screen always looks interesting. As an e-reader this pad is great. Because of it's light weight it can be comfortably held up. The Guardian Anywhere App, which fetches very slowly on some tabs, downloads relatively quickly, so you can read the morning paper in bed. The "Sky and BBC Sports News" App can keep you up to date with all the sports news. If you download "Tune in Radio" (won't show on the Market...load it using online search) you can have both local and worldwide radio stations as clear as a bell. Both the Ipad and Vega are quite heavy and tiring to hold as e-readers or game players so this M009S/M010S makes a big difference with its size and lightness.
You can change the size of text by using +/- button which shows on relevent pages and Apps. "Documents to Go" is pre loaded so you can read and edit word and excel. That is a real goody. Youtube is excellent and plays in HQ. Pinball delux from Android Market, which as the name suggests is a virtual pinball machine, plays smoothly. Great fun. The G-sensor which determines orientation works quickly. Which ever way round you hold the tablet the screen adjusts to. Using headphones the sound was reasonable, but through a XMI XII Mini speaker the sound was very good. The inbuilt memory is 2Ghz. I put a larger 8Ghz card in and using the application App 2 SD, you can move many Apps to the card, keeping the memory organised. Remember there are THOUSANDS of Apps on Googles Android Market...you must set up an account though. Skype for Android does not, as far as I can tell, support free computer to computer calls. It seems you can buy credit and use the tablet as a phone. (I may be wrong about this). There is an adapter with the unit that uses the same connector as the Ipod. With a USB to Ipod lead you can connect directly to your computer to transfer videos and MP3s.
On the negative side this tablet is very plasticky. Battery lasts for two hours, if you are lucky, while wifi is on. Switch off wifi if you are not using it. Sound through the inbuilt speakers is too quiet but reasonable quality. The Camera is useless...it faces you. You will have to like your own face a lot to use it. Quality control may not be top notch. Some go wrong as the reviews show. The hard reset button is, an almost unnoticeable pin hole, on the side of the device.
All in all I use this as much as my Vega. It really DOES compete with the IPAD. Not in quality...but in function and it costs a fifth of the price. With an aluminium shell they could charge another tenner and this little device would shake the tablet market up. If you get one that is working to it's peak this is a really good tablet and I recommend it heartily. Five stars.
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Initial post: 3 Jul 2011 08:43:39 BDT
Clever Spud says:
This little no-name device certainly has drawn a number of enthusiastic, knowledgeable reviewers. You've convinced me to get one.
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 11:46:48 BDT
T. Davies says:
Many thanks for your review Stephen. I have received mine today and is on charge as I write this. Will write my own review, hopefully using the device, when I've had time to play with it. Thought I would just point out that memory is measured in Gbs and not Ghz (frequency) in case it might confuse others. Can't wait to get started now!
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 23:09:10 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Yep the camera is for Skype or similar to send video & speech via the internet to another user
Posted on 14 Aug 2011 05:47:36 BDT
David Glasgow says:
The resistive screen is widely seen to be well under sensitive my Wendy Lou bought A816 8 INCH TABLET would not function without a USB Keyboard, a capacitive screen would have solved all this, because the Chinese tablet screen is made from thin plastic, when you press G for example up comes T when you press M up goes K... just a cheap nasty product... dats why I had to use a USB Keyboard when it should not have been required..
No i have not asked for a change or refund, because these are unstable bootlegged devices with - "illegally modiefied OS systems". Which need the "force close command", unlike the real Android OS on my HTC Hero - which I've used for 2 years. never let me down nor a single problem... "and its just a fone OS". if you want the real deal please buy HoneyComb 3.0 PC version with "full operating system" on a NEW Japanese licensed Goggle Android 3.0 Tablet. - these are definitely a poor man's PC... so get real.!
(yes nice for developers as a pastime, I admit), but not a replacement for a PC or Mac.
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 22:30:32 BDT
M. Currie says:
Both iplayer and BBC news are available on iPad - and were long before Android editions. So why the daft 'beat that' comment?
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 09:36:14 GMT
Can the NATPC M009S 7 inch 2GB Google Android Tablet play audiobooks
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2011 08:51:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2011 08:55:55 GMT
J. P. Collins says:
Question for David Glasgow: What's this "Japanese licensed Goggle (sic?)" tablet please? I've searched a bit with no luck. (is 'NEW' a product/company name?) Thank you.
Posted on 15 Jan 2012 21:54:47 GMT
Mrs. L. D. Raftery says:
How do you access bbc iplayer? mine is saying 'cannot play video'
Posted on 15 Jan 2012 22:26:32 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
It's called a web cam for skype etc that's why it's facing you!
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