Which Cheap Android Tablet?

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  1. Janine

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    I want something small, portable and easy to use when we're away in the van.

    It'll only be used just to check emails, Facebook, ebay etc. to save me lugging my laptop to the nearest Wetherspoons/ MaccyD when away from home.

    Would this suit my needs? Are there better ones for less than £100?

    Ebay link
     
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    Why not sell one of your mini guitar thingies and your phone and the van telly and radio and video player and get...

    A Samsung Galaxy Note 2... :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    I have a keyboard app on mine too!

    JJ:Cool:
     
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  3. Janine

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    Haha.. I have a basic PAYG phone, no telly or video player and a wind-up transistor radio in the van. I am just a poor wandering minstrel :Laughing:

    As for selling the ukulele - not a chance! It pays for my beer and gets me into music festivals for free :Rofl1:
     
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    A keyboard app? Wassat?

    p.s. I love my Galaxy note
    Wyn
     
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    Now I am confused!

    Is that a phone or a tablet? I don't want to use it to make phone calls just temporarily replace my (big & heavy) laptop.

    In edit: Okay, I guess it is a tablet that could be used as a phone. Does that mean I could put my T-mobile internet sim card, that usually fits in a dongle, into it?
     
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    For what it's worth, I have a nexus 7 and can use it all day from one charge of maybe a couple of hours, my daughter got some cheap ones for the grand kids at Xmas and although they do much the same things, they more or less have to be on charge all the time when using them:Sad:
     
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    Another thing , you will not need a satnav with one of these so that's a saving, found them far better than any cheap satnavs I have had, and constantly updated
     
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    It is an app for playing piano (it has other sounds too.)

    Perfect Piano. (many others...)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    thanks for the link and recommendation

    ordered the 7" :thumb:
     
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    I have been looking around for a half decent android tablet with GPS built in for my app I am working on. It seems to me if you are after one that is really usable, decent quality and has all the bits such as GPS you can't beat the Nexus 7. If you go any cheaper there are gotcha's unfortunately.

    If they have small memory (storage) check that they support USB OTG.
    If they are on Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly bean confirm they have at least 1GB of main memory (not the storage space)

    Nexus 7 is £159 straight from Google and comes with the latest Jelly Bean.
     
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    It is a tablet. It only has wi-fi, no 3G, so cannot be used as a phone.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Janine, would it be worth looking at the Blackberry Playbook, had a ours a bit now and love it £129. pc world, got ours after Grommets recomendations, 64 gig memory, good little camera, wifi, emails /fb / fun all no problem. we love ours, and as you know if I can make it work it must be ok. :RollEyes::Smile:
     
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    Just to clarify .. you are referring to the 10" Galaxay Tab

    The 7 inch has wifi + 3G
     
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    Oops-a-daisy.....sorry Jim

    And Janine

    :Blush:
     
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    Hey, thanks but I'm totally bamboozled!

    I had an ex gratia payment of £100 from my pension company for their almighty b@lls-up so thought I'd treat myself to a tablet.

    Might just buy 20 bottles of wine instead :Laughing:
     
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    It has a fairly dated Honeycomb operating system, the good thing about Android is that you can get a free on line update to the latest Jelly bean op system. I have the similar Note 10.1 that I am more than happy with.:thumb:
     
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    It says out of stock :Doh: but a cracking tab for the money :thumb: I am on the tab 2 now :thumb: The boss whose it is says she wants a new one just for her and I can keep my mits off it :BigGrin:I may well order her one :Smile: she will not know the difference and I save over 100 quid :Wink: by getting the older version :BigGrin:
    Terry
     
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