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#1 Alley Cat

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:38

I am looking for a tablet, if possible under $150 CDN.

Zoomable screen/gesture. Need it for watching movies (mostly non-HD), and listening to mp3s.

A USB port would be convenient. I am not a fan of Micro SD cards, my computers can't read them half the time.


#2 HoochieMamma

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:40

For such a looow price you might want to consider something from here:

http://www.androidinabox.com/

I assume something in the 7" range would be best for you?

Try and get one that has the official android market too.

#3 OP Alley Cat

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 17:11

Would it be possible to transfer my Firefox bookmarks to an Android browser ?

Thank you for the site, HoochieMamma. looks like many good choices here

#4 HoochieMamma

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:15

Yes, or you can install Firefox for Android and setup Firefox Sync

#5 rippleman

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:36

i have heard many good things about this one but its an extra $20 above your limit. They captive screen alone is worth the $20 upgrade over any resistive screen you may end up with at the $150 level.

http://www.tigerdire...u=H108-33004 CA

#6 +beanboy89

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:44

How about a Kindle Fire? I picked mine up for $130 ($50 gift card deal + Walmart employee discount) and I thoroughly enjoy using it, even more so after installing ICS. It may not have a lot of high-end features, like a camera, Bluetooth, or expandable storage, but it's great for most things, like web browsing and YouTube. If that's a bit too expensive, how about the Nook Color/Tablet?

#7 moloko

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:23

i got a NOOK color refurb for 120$ USD. and added CM7. Android store. Plays games fast and easy. music, video, and ebooks. No camera though, which I wish i had for skype.

dropbox and can sync browser settings. I love it. Great for traveling or reading on the go. You can plug in usb and transfer files. I mean its a great device for what I paid for it. and I got one for my 4 year old son and he loves it too.

#8 Azusa

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:37

I'm also in the market for a tablet but people keep telling me that even £150 doesn't get you much and my needs/wants in a tab are pretty much the same as yours.

#9 OP Alley Cat

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 19:40

HIP STREET 7" HD DELUXE looks great. Does it have Android Market ?

if an Android Tablet does not have offical Android Market ability, in its info, is that hard to get around?

I do not care if a Tablet has a webcam or blue tooth. MSN would be nice. Main uses would be surfing and movies. Playing emulated games would be a bonus, if possible.

#10 Jason S.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 19:45

look at the Archos Arnova line

#11 still1

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 20:01

http://www.theverge...._medium=twitter

#12 xendrome

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 20:08

Also keep in mind, if it isn't running Android 3.x and is down on 2.x, it isn't a real Tablet OS to be fair.

#13 xendrome

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 20:11

Also just saw this link, probably junk, but for $59 - http://www.bensoutle...oid-eken-tablet

#14 srbeen

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 20:18

really test drive your tablet. a $200 playbook (possibly used for $150?) will likely be your *best* investment for that price range..

FWIW, MicroSD is accessed by the tablet. You connect the USB up to it, and you should get the internal storage, as well as a drive letter for the MicroSD card. This, then makes your computer happy with microSD.

#15 Growled

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 23:47

I have a Kindle Fire and I love it.



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