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Old 06-04-2012, 5:11 PM
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Default Just bought a $50 Cruz Tablet 103

If you are thinking of buy one DON'T it is a POS and I cannot figure it out.
Anyone have one ?? any suggestions, besides return to sender.
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Old 06-04-2012, 6:47 PM
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I bought one for my 6 year old niece. Its only good for YouTube and kids games which is what she only uses. I update it to some custom android firmware. I forgot what it was. It was some time ago, and it speed it up a lot.
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Old 06-04-2012, 9:26 PM
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I'd be interested in finding any updated operating system if you could find it.
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If you are thinking of buy one DON'T it is a POS
I could have told you that without ever looking at the thing. A $50 tablet is going to have a resistive touch screen (the old kind you use a stylus with) and lame specs. You need to spend $200+ if you want a usable tablet and $300+ if you want a decent one.
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I could have told you that without ever looking at the thing. A $50 tablet is going to have a resistive touch screen (the old kind you use a stylus with) and lame specs. You need to spend $200+ if you want a usable tablet and $300+ if you want a decent one.

$135 refurbished Nook Color


$34.99 Nook2Android Card


That's quite a bit less than $200, and it's WAY more than just "usable."
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I've worked out the kinks. I use it as a reader (color) it plays most of my videos, and it streams from you tube. It has a battery life of at least 8-9 hours which is better than the 3 for my nook.
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I've worked out the kinks. I use it as a reader (color) it plays most of my videos, and it streams from you tube. It has a battery life of at least 8-9 hours which is better than the 3 for my nook.
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I've worked out the kinks. I use it as a reader (color) it plays most of my videos, and it streams from you tube. It has a battery life of at least 8-9 hours which is better than the 3 for my nook.
OK spill the beans, you said don't buy one and that you might send it back. What kinks did you work out? For $50 with 9hr of battery life ......
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I had one... for about a week. Granted the battery life was pretty impressive, and it actually does have a capacitive touch screen, but it was sooooooooooooooooo slow it was unbearable to use.

I returned it and bought a nook color. I rooted the nook color, installed cyanogenmod, overclocked it to 1.2GHz, and now that thing runs like a dream.

That cruz tablet is just garbage. I wouldn't even call it a tablet, it's just an ereader with a color screen. That's about all it can do.
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Best tablet? Look up HP touch pad. It runs webos stock, but installing Android (cyanogenmod 9) is a breeze. Look up the specs, it is fantastic for the money.

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Best tablet? Look up HP touch pad. It runs webos stock, but installing Android (cyanogenmod 9) is a breeze. Look up the specs, it is fantastic for the money.

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I have one of those. Played with it for a month and now it just collects dust.
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I have one of those. Played with it for a month and now it just collects dust.


You want to get rid of it?
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You want to get rid of it?
Possibly, it's the 32GB version and has all the HP accessories.
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OK spill the beans, you said don't buy one and that you might send it back. What kinks did you work out? For $50 with 9hr of battery life ......
It was mostly factory settings. Would not show pictures on web sites. I bought a 32 G SD card and filled it with books and movies. $50 for a color reader and YouTube player. It's not the best but I'm cheap and can wait a few for download

Nothing special I'm still waiting for the down load operating system that make this great!!!
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By the way I bought it on WOOT
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