Do not buy one of these under any circumstances,for any reason.
1 July 2014
Summary: Received this as a Xmas gift from the wife. In February, a message pops up, "Verizon has 10 updates available for your Xyboard" (or something like that). I tapped the icon to receive the updates. The machine downloaded them and went dark. Would never restart after that. The power would come on, and the Verizon/xyboard symbol would show on the screen, and then nothing. Had it set up to only work on my home wireless network or in hotspots.
Summary: This tablet is very good for your money. You can spend more on a tablet like a nexus and it will be faster but you also get things from the XYboard that you would not get on others. It has an HDMI port on it which is really nice to have. It also has a sim card slot but no micro sd card slot. The battrey life is 2.5 to 3 hours o constant use with the screen brightness all the way down. It is great for watching movies on and that sort of stuff.