Summary: Whether or not you fall on this side of the LCD vs. e-Ink eReader display debate, the Pandigital Novel is not the best exemplar of the former category. The device has some potential, and perhaps upgrades to the firmware and software can improve some of the frustrating flaws we encountered--after all, that's what Barnes & Noble did with the
Pros: Display has good color depth, Lightweight attractive design
Cons: Resistive touchscreen not very responsive, Sluggish performance, Page turns slower than some e-Ink eReaders, Mediocre multimedia playback, Can't sideload apps
Excerpt: (1 items) The Pandigital Novel makes a valiant attempt at being a value-priced, full-color, Android-based e-reader that also doubles as a general-use tablet. Unfortunately, it falls short of its mark. At $200, the Novel is expensive compared with Amazon’s newest, $139, single-purpose, E-Ink-based Kindle e-reader.
Excerpt: There was a lot of talk about this unit from Pandigital (maker of Digital Photo Frames and film scanners) around June when they were removed off the shelves of Kohl’s for poor/slow performance. They came back with newer firmware and much quicker response in July at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores along with Walgreens and JCPenny’s. But is this a worthy contender in the burgeoning e-reader market? Not really. Yet.
Pros: Hardware: Simple! Only 2 buttons and a power slider., Software: Use your Barnes & Nobles account to access free books and samples from B&N online directly, Pretty good EPUB & PDF Reader
Cons: Hardware: Limited buttons means less compatibility for Android applications. (though not impossible), Software: Crude Built-in Organizer apps, Not currently able to access the Google Android Market for different readers/apps
Excerpt: La Pandigital è una casa produttrice, famosa per le sue cornici digitali e da oggi produttrice anche di ebook reader . Il dispositivo si chiama Novel ed e simile all’ iPad di Apple . E dotato di uno schermo LCD da 7″ con tecnologia TFT, con una risoluzione di 800×600. Il Pandigital Novel ha come sistema operativo Android, che gira su di un processore ARM 11 Mobile , la memoria e di 1 GB ma si puo espandere fino a 32 GB con schede SD o MMC, la connessione wi-fi e il...