Summary: I purchased this with a gift card from my wedding and i got it mainly to read but then i decided to do other things like games and apps well it does not use android market but it does use a off android based market that does have good stuff on it the downfall is it does not run google play apps like words with friends and scrabble or netflix but it is labeled a NOVEL so it does everything i would like it to do i mean you can check facebook, emails surf the web even...
Summary: This thing rocks. I noticed one of the reviewers said it didn't have amazon apps built into its program, but mine came with amazon apps and the slide-me market (android market for third-party apps, not actually android apps from android but apps made by other people for android and android-approved.
Summary: shipped fast thought the out side shell is flimsier then the cruz (same internals) the power switch is sturdier and Pandigital keeps up with its product firmware updates.....the cruz couldnt even keep the correct time. both were easy to hack and make more functional. but the pandigital has a more responsive and faster screen.
Summary: The low down.. this is a great book reader with some perks. It is not a Tablet. The processor is too slow for most 'graphic' games but some play just fine. I found my PDN on clearance after looking at the color NooK for $250.... I paid just $60 each for two PDN. I bought the other for my 4th grade child and I am very pleased with how it has increased reading. There are tons of Public Domain books available.
Summary: I got the Pandigital Novel (PDN) because I really wanted a kindle and/or a Nook after using free apps for my phone and computer and buying a few books. I was able to get both in one with the Novel. After I updated the firmware from the Pandigital website, I was able to find apk (android) files online (search apk download and there are tons of them out there). I downloaded them onto a regular SD card to use for the PDN.