Reviews and Problems with Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301
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Cheap and fun
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this because it was cheap but i have to say it is way more fun than i thought it would be i can easily say that i had some of the best times on this item. Its not fast fast but it does the job and the things it does do at the limited speed are pretty cool. I also have to say i did mod my out with a custom rom and made it run like the wind. But its just a well build machine.
Excerpt: I just purchased this Micro Cruz Tablet. I have to say that I'm pretty impressed! If you have a wi-fi connection, you can browse the web, check your email, update your facebook, or do whatever it is you do online! This Tablet runs the Android operating system. It has the Borders/Kobo and the Kindle applications available where you can buy books or download free ones! It is color as well, which is fun. I was disappointed by some of the games available.
Excerpt: I wanted a color e-reader that would view PDFs and graphs/charts. The Velocity Cruz T301 is a great fit for me. I have the ability to purchase books from Amazon and have them delivered wirelessly to my tablet. It is an easy-to-use reader, and great for making notes to myself or scheduling activities.
Summary: I'm very unhappy I can't get any flash material to run on this tablet. I'm tempted to rename it the iPad mini. :-( This has to be my biggest grip for it. It apparently won't run TeamViewer (Android) and some similar programs either. I'm still working on that one.
Pros: Low price (I need to say that again, low price less than $100 even new.) It has a very responsive screen. There are quite a few apps that run on it. It has a really solid build. Easy hook up to wi-fi and the Internet. It now has Android Froyo.
Cons: There are quite a few apps that don't run on it! It's mips processor rejects Adobe Flash! Rather low speaker volume in spite of having two of them. Really you should use the included charger to charge it, since it will take a long time otherwise.
Summary: First off, out of the box, this tablet isn't the greatest. However, if you have moderate technical skill you can upgrade this device to android 2.2 Froyo and uninstall all the bloat that it has. You can then install all the Google apps including "Android Marketplace" using ADB for android. There is also a version of the clockwork mod for this device, although it broke android marketplace when is installed it (maybe need advance skill for that one).
Summary: OK, I can't take it any more. I've been regularly consulting Amazon's user reviews of this device since I purchased it as a Christmas gift for my wife six weeks ago. Since that time, I've read countless reviews unmercifully bludgeoning the T301 as completely useless and incapable. Not so, say I. I will agree that it is somewhat frustrating to find a number of popular apps that won't work on this device; I'll grant you that.
Everyrhing and anything you buy has pros and cons.
1 January 2012
Summary: Overall, I like the tablet. My wife also found it on Black Friday online for $100.00 so all you cost conscious consumer out there don't pay more than $130 or $140 for it. What I am using it for, it works just fine. E-mail, Web Surfing, and E-Reader.
Pros: Light, relatively responsive. Surfs the web with ease, wonderful resolution. The updated kindle app is easy and simple to use, have had no problems with it. I love reading newspapers and periodicals on it. And my emails are easy to read.
Cons: The biggest drawback I have found is that I have been unable to associate it with my google account thus not allowing me to download and install droid apps from the Android App Store. If you can find a solution for this tell me.
Summary: First of all, if you are looking for an amazing tablet that can support all of the hottest apps, this is not the tablet for you. This tablet, yes, is on the lower end of the tablet-spectrum, but it is actually pretty great for what it is. I use mine for music, a few apps, internet browsing, and a little bit of e-reading, and it does the job well. The SD card input allows me to put lots of music on it, and it works great!