Summary: This is a terrible and unusable poor excuse for a tablet! It's use of 2.2 Android is so outdated it almost archeological! The capacitive screen is beyond pathetic and the resolution is unwatchable leaving me dizzy! This was a badly designed tablet that missed an opportunity to be a market leader and comparable to the original iPad! Now that Creative have closed all support for these tablets they are nothing more than paperweights!
well it was one of those awful tablets from the beggining of the tablet era
Fernando C. Cardoso, Amazon
6 May 2013
Summary: to think about it now that it is a 2 years product is an exercise more about our production system than about the gadget. i got it in the fresh moments of the tablet "revolution" and even then it was awful. those guys found a way to sell bad hardware in an apparently fair format and creative was a know name in the middle of the copycat market (i was surprise the brand i remembered from the soundblaster and multimidia kits was still alive).
Summary: I convinced my daughter that this would be a better way to spend her $160 than a refurbished iPod, which was what she really wanted. She worked so hard for her money, that I wanted her to get the most for it. Right away, this tablet was not as responsive as she expected. It needed to be turned off then back on fairly often due to apps that would freeze. Then the power switch stopped working about four months after purchase.
Summary: I bought this for the media use including the Apt-x capability. Long story short, it is the least used among my 5 or more tablets. Why? This device is locked in to proprietary software. No Android Market. What you are left with is a budget device that you cannot really enjoy because by being greedy, Creative managed to limit their customers to options that are way below what the Android ecosystem offers. The build quality is also sub-par. The upgraded firmware is buggy.
Summary: I purchased the Creative Ziio 7 16gb tablet as a 2011 christams gift for my son. It took about 8 days to be shipped to me. On Christams day it was placed on charge after my son unwrapped it, as per the start-up instructions. It was clearly faulty as the screen would not boot up once fully charged. My son was gutted, and it needed to be returned. This is where the fun starts! Creative have NO facility for you to ring up a customer services team.
Summary: The glass on this product cracks very easily. Both mine and my brother's are broken, and neither of us treat our posessions poorly. I'm SO disappointed that after only one month of use, this tablet is now garbage!
Summary: To start of its a great price if you've handled a droid phone before and know the ins and outs of not using the android market, like going to websites to get certain apps... basically you need to be tech savy to get this one down without getting frustrated. I returned it for the simple reason that i got it for my mom, and she doesnt really know much about computers let alone tablets, i was after the gaming applications and the other apps you could get but to my dismay...
Summary: I purchased this thinking I was getting what I needed. Instead I received a product that can't even access the Android Market or be recognized by Google. Installing apps is difficult and time consuming and the apps that are available on the Creative site are not very good. If I could go back the right before I hit the "purchase" button, I definitely would not have clicked that thing. Overall it was a poor decision on my part.
Summary: I was thinking of numerous headlines for this review: 1. Not ready for prime time 2. Wait for version 3.0 3. You get what you pay for Ultimately, I settled on "I returned mine" I actually wanted the Dell Streak, even though I don't need/want its phone capabilities, but the price/size ratio is daunting, so when the Ziio came out with a bigger screen for less than half the price I pulled the 'buy' trigger.
Summary: An update resolved most of the really annoying failures of this tablet's obsolete screen; lucky enough, I would otherwise have thrown it through the window long ago out of sheer despair! With no access to the android market, it makes you feel like a big fool anyway. Most of the times, elemental downloadings as youtube videos or internet links just won't work though I'm not the kind to take failure messages for answers!