Reviews and Problems with Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301
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25 May 2013
Summary: i liked it. I bought two but they break easily and not to mention they require an SD card so thats more money you have to spend. Then when I put one in it, it would click me out of everything as soon as i touched it. never worked and never got used.
Summary: I got this for $40 but didn't use it long. I rooted it immediately and installed a proper google marketplace on it but couldn't run half the apps on the market. even for light use such as facebook and email was a chore. Also, it doesn't play games that well. Most popular games such as angry birds won't even run. The screen isn't very responsive either. Bottomline: this might be ok for a grandmother or kid that doesn't care for games, but what kid doesn't care for games?
Summary: This little tablet has a number of weaknesses. I know it's inexpensive, and as a reader it is OK (just OK). But it's also an Android tablet and should be able to run plain vanilla applications. You should know by now that this gizmo won't run angry birds at all. Even if it could I suspect it would be very slow, but since the manufacturer web site told me this up front I'm not holding it against them. Here's my real problem.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these ( for my 7 and 6 year olds). I own a Ipad2 and a Galaxy Tab, but i won't be comparing them to these because I wasn't expecting a budget iPad/galaxy tab. I did want devices that I could access the amazon market and be able to load children's books from outside sources,allow them to play some games and watch movies on trips. It does play video, not hd quality but good enough. Only runs a handful of amazon apps.
Summary: I bought this tablet for $100 for a black Friday deal and I dont think it is worth even that much. I returned it 5 days later. It started out fine but the second you install any games and apps it becomes so slow that is it barley usable. That said if you have ever had a android device and all you want is an internet browser with some decent media usability this could fit the bill. Oh and even on my super fast home network it had trouble loading youtube videos.
Summary: I own two other tablets and thought I would buy 2 Velocity Cruz T301's for my two grandsons ages 6 and 9. The T301 is great as an ereader but not so hot for the popular apps, don't even think of installing Angry Birds it won't install any version of Angry Birds. I tried wifi downloading and downloading to the memory card it just won't play Angry Birds period. How can you make a tablet today that doesn't play the most popular game on the market?
Summary: The Velocity Micro Cruz T301, with Android 3.1, is still not ready for prime time. That's unfortunate because it has awesome potential. The Cruz itself is sleek, well designed (aesthetically), and solidly built. The problem is its software, Android 3.1, isn't there yet, and more importantly for my family, it's interface with kindle isn't ready for prime time.
Summary: This product is very limited when it comes to the Android operating system. I purchased this product based on a previous FALSE review which Amazon has since removed. I would not recommend this product unless you are looking for pure book reader with some Android applications. You cannot download and install the Android Market but there are other Android LIKE market applications that you can download and use.
Summary: EDIT: After having this tablet for over a year now, I'm reducing the star rating from 4 to 2. After buying and reviewing this tablet originally, I bought a Samsung Transform phone, which runs Android 2.2.2. After having a direct comparison, this tablet started showing its flaws. While I still stand by my original comments (which remain unedited below), there are some significant issues that I found unsatisfactory: * Software Limitations - This turned out to be a big one...
Summary: As mentioned in a prior review, the T301 does not link to the Android market. So although it runs a now outdated version of Android, selling it as an Android tablet is somewhat misleading. If all you want is a color e-reader with a couple extras, then this product may do the trick. If you're looking for an iPad alternative you will likely be very disappointed. And it sounds like the tech support is lacking, though I have no personal experience with this myself.