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: This tablet performance is very good, comparison with the google tablet. Starting with it's touch screen glass not plastic a sense of better control. Heavy but not bad, this tablet looks, feels and performs better than the google tablet in my opinion. ENJOY ...
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).
"Everyrhing and anything you buy has pros and cons."
1 January 2012
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: Bought as a color, touchscreen Kindle. It's that and more!! Hooked up to WiFi fast and flawless. Great capacitive screen. Got live wallpaper. YouTube works great. Email works great. Needed get incoming/outgoing info from Centurylink, though. Must understand what you're buying. I have an iPad. This isn't one. Nor is it a full-fledged Android tablet. You're not getting that for $150!!! It IS, however, cheaper than a Nook Color with a Kindle selection.