Android tablet $174

From: John Aldrich 
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http://deals.silveremu.com/viewitem.php?productid=138


FlyTouch 3 10 Inch Super Pad
CPU: infomix ix220 1GMHz ARM11
OS: Google Android 2.2
RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB
Support 32GB extend max
Display: 10.1 inch resistance touch panel
WiFi: 802. 11 b/g
3G: support external 3G(EVDO/E1916)
Blutooth: No
GPS: GPS RF XN203 Built-in GPS Module
Battery: 7. 4V/6800mAh
Work time: 3-4 hours

Dunno if it's any good, but I thought I'd post it here. :D

=============================================================== From: Sidney Hale ------------------------------------------------------ resistive touch panel. no multitouch. only 10x6 res. it is cheap though and it has a tad more processing juice than the nook color.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ resistive touch panel. no multitouch. ---- THIS Also - 2.2? This is the age of Gingerbread 3.1 - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Man, you sure are picky for that price point... :P ary e:

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have found that resistive panels are really only good as overpriced digita= l picture frames. -AW On Jun 26, 2011, at 7:22 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" w= rote: ary e:

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I will not by any tablet that is resistive - for anything less than $50. That's what Apple got right that a decade of Windows tablet PCs got wrong. Touch without multitouch is stupid. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - Februar= y 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 6:22 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: : k

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Actually, Apple picked up multi-touch from Fingerworks. The eventually bought them out, but they sure as hell didn't develop it. . ok

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Figured I would post proof of my statement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FingerWorks Apple bought Fingerworks out. So as much as the mac lovers wish to think Jobs invented multi-touch (and the world)... it just didnt happen. Fingerworks was built and developed mostly on Windows :O

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ Multi-touch has existed in some state or form long before FingerWorks and Apple's buying them out. But Apple did bring it to market, and damn did they hit it out of the park. --Cameron .

=============================================================== From: Kenneth Ratliff ------------------------------------------------------ Yup, it doesn't really matter how good an idea is, if you can't = capitalize on it. Ideas are a dime a dozen, which is why I find lawsuits = like the ones over the invention of Napster and Facebook to be = absolutely laughable. Apple's marketing people are absolutely fantastic.=20= Take the 'I'm a PC, I'm a Mac' commercials. Two guys standing in front = of a white background, with the occasional prop. Dirt cheap to produce, = and that marketing campaign paid off in spades.=20 I'll bet you Apple could fork OpenOffice, rebadge it, make the interface = a little more Appley, and sell it for $300 a pop, and make a huge = profit. and Apple's buying them out. park.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I think the genius in apples marketing is being able to brainwash people into paying a higher premium for all that "magic". I guess we could say the same thing about windows since gates essentially bought it. on it. Ideas are a dime a dozen, which is why I find lawsuits like the ones over the invention of Napster and Facebook to be absolutely laughable. Apple's marketing people are absolutely fantastic. a white background, with the occasional prop. Dirt cheap to produce, and that marketing campaign paid off in spades. little more Appley, and sell it for $300 a pop, and make a huge profit. Apple's buying them out. park.

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13416598 Granted I'm sure Linux zealots, Valve fanboys, and KISS fans feel the same way about their Fedora, Portal, or Paul Stanley obsessions --Cameron

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Portal is not an obsession.....I can quit any time I wish!

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I never said they invented it. I just said they did it - they built it, marketed it, and sold the crap out of it. Windows resistive tablets (as al= l resistive tablets) are crap, always have been always will be. Sure, they were geeky rad when they first came out, and being able to write or draw with a stylus is spifty, but at the end of the day, a resistive touchscreen is just a trackpad on top of the monitor. You get nothing special other than not having to mentally aligning your finger to the cursor. I was actually not priasing Apple so much as praising capacitive multitouch. I was saying that it is that one feature alone that made the iPhone so epic. Now, there are other things to like about iOS, but without Multitouch, it would be meaningless. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - Februar= y 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Cameron Kilgore wr= ote: k. 0.

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ The thing I like about my macbook pro is the touch pad. I can't stand other laptops. all te ut wrote: d k - e

=============================================================== From: Kenneth Ratliff ------------------------------------------------------ people into paying a higher premium for all that "magic". I guess we = could say the same thing about windows since gates essentially bought = it. well, let's just say that I disagree with the statement that Apple folks = are brainwashed, I think that's a little pejorative. There are just as = many elitist prick jerks in the windows world, but the pool is so large, = that the effect is more diluted.=20

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ +1 Phil Sieg President snapfon www.snapfon.com office: 423.535.9968 x123 mobile: 423.331.0725 fax: 423.265.9820 people into paying a higher premium for all that "magic". I guess we = could say the same thing about windows since gates essentially bought = it. well, let's just say that I disagree with the statement that Apple folks = are brainwashed, I think that's a little pejorative. There are just as = many elitist prick jerks in the windows world, but the pool is so large, = that the effect is more diluted.=20

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ I don't count myself as a fanboy or a zealot. I actually own and use OS X, Windows, and Linux on a regular basis. I was wondering if anyone know why we call everything like apple, ps3, xbox, windows, and the like "fanboys or fanbois" but we use the term "Linux Zealot". Just wondering why it's different.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Because Apple may be a cult, but Linux is a Religion. - Chad W Smith "I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Kenneth Ratliff ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 OS X, Windows, and Linux on a regular basis. I was wondering if anyone = know why we call everything like apple, ps3, xbox, windows, and the like = "fanboys or fanbois" but we use the term "Linux Zealot". Just wondering = why it's different. Allow me to refer you to a gentleman named Richard M. Stallman. Go read = a few of his works, and you'll probably understand why the term zealot = is very apt. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.17 (Darwin) Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJOB+xoAAoJEDSV5GS4KsJ4HtwH/1Kxb9TAh6nimFHfH0oGL61+ pLKqKnDs6AQ294Lyft5Mm7KZB8W2UGR5u31dAF/ULDc5qFzZ7bvM6w0yXik0NHK2 LiUCgSXr9F+mRorsMs/mf3OA8Cv4CCrG9fchyFrNDPbAa7P6p4gtdMJYjumcMFIZ 6fIAwZFCaQ2YM29a0gONyL5VQeAjkqdwBvhLOulFlL/IOKbD6Ai1liZHfMwUK9PZ nIm1qezrzOoKKjONShcCJUnwU5yOtkal0F21lHD7Sd18LoFpBopb2V3j+LC5OfrB Xn4uhKqTK3exsyDUh1a4om9VgFZa2y1vZ54XvTpLdDZAFkRqRMw3XyPIFUaaRjU=3D =3DNdQl -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ haha good enough for me

=============================================================== From: Cameron Kilgore ------------------------------------------------------ To RMS, Zealot is more of a badge of honor than an insult. --Cameron

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ Well I've read a lot from Stallman and I can see where we may say he's a "GNU Zealot". I guess Linux fanboys are a bit more vocal or something. I'm not sure that's the case any longer though. I remember back in the 90s that was probably the case though.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ If it helps, I reserve the term Zealots only for those who worship he who walks behind the rows -- I mean Jobs... :-} Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Correction, Ubuntu is a cult, GNU/Linux (cut this hissing) is a religion. ;= ) ary X, y we e ld say the s many t the

=============================================================== From: Kenneth Ratliff ------------------------------------------------------ I didn't say the appellation was a bad one, merely appropriate ;)

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=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah... had a cold-call today trying to sell me Apple stuff. I told 'em we weren't interested. :D