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carlos3652
11-16-2011, 09:39 PM
Hey, Just wanted to pass this along, I already posted in an Android Tablet thread but thought this was too good to pass up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16858274015&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3928400&SID=skim2157X567668X1963da9225097830e87003c7e2c22a1e

$59.99 shipped to your home for this tablet. (color ereader).

Anyways, deal runs through tomorrow. - Merry Christmas

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-16-2011, 09:46 PM
I've never plunged into the tablet game. Here's a question: how moddable is this software? Could I easily upgrade it to a newer version of Android? Additionally, is the memory expandable?

carlos3652
11-16-2011, 09:49 PM
Hamas, I really dont know much about tablets. All i know is I was going to get my 2nd grader a kindle for $50 on black friday (no color, no apps + commercial sponsers while she wasnt reading) and its usually $80...

And I got this instead... color, wifi for $60... I just want her to read and she likes to play on my ipad... and i just got her mom the Kindle fire for her bday.. so anyways, this is a cheap alternative...

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-16-2011, 09:51 PM
Yeah, I just wanted to know if it could be a suitable browser, or if it would get overwhelmed. Most tablets I see have 1GB of RAM, 256 MB worries me. If the tablets had easily moddable memory, I'd be fine with taking the plunge, but if not, I wonder about its usefulness as a browser.

DaFace
11-16-2011, 09:52 PM
Not bad if you just want an internet machine. But don't expect it to rival the power and versatility of tablets in the $300-500 range.

Here are reviews in case anyone's curious.

http://www.amazon.com/Velocity-Micro-Reader-Android-Tablet/dp/B004MEZ74Y

pr_capone
11-16-2011, 09:53 PM
For anyone thinking of getting this... you may wanna look through this forum for additional goodies.

http://www.slatedroid.com/forum/93-velocity-micro-cruz-reader/

Oregon chief
11-16-2011, 09:55 PM
Yeah I'm not a fan of these simply because they run the phone operating system of Android rather than a tablet version like honeycomb. Still at that price they can be a nice gift or something for the kids.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-16-2011, 09:58 PM
As expected, a bit too good to be true, but thanks for passing it along. Nice gift idea.

rtmike
11-16-2011, 10:35 PM
And I got this instead... color, wifi for $60... I just want her to read and she likes to play on my ipad... and i just got her mom the Kindle fire for her bday.. so anyways, this is a cheap alternative...



Where is it for $60? I added it to the cart & can't get rid of the $89.99 price.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
11-16-2011, 10:40 PM
Add the promo code!

mdstu
11-16-2011, 10:44 PM
You have to login to Newegg. Then add the coupon EMCYTZT915.
Worked for me.

carlos3652
11-16-2011, 11:01 PM
add the promo code after you log in and check out... drops the price from 89 to 59.

rtmike
11-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Yeah, I had to register as well. More so a brainfart.

Thanks.

carlos3652
11-16-2011, 11:08 PM
btw another deal i got today:
http://www.buy.com/prod/ea-sports-hat-trick-laptop-backpack-black-silver/222258812.html

EA Sports Hat Trick Laptop Backpack -Black/Silver or black/yellow for $20

mdstu
11-16-2011, 11:50 PM
btw another deal i got today:
http://www.buy.com/prod/ea-sports-hat-trick-laptop-backpack-black-silver/222258812.html

EA Sports Hat Trick Laptop Backpack -Black/Silver or black/yellow for $20

Nice find. I ordered one.

Buck
11-16-2011, 11:54 PM
I almost jumped on this until I read the specs/reviews.

carlos3652
11-16-2011, 11:57 PM
I almost jumped on this until I read the specs/reviews.

eh, again, cheap tablet... good for kiddos and gift idea... replaces the kindle - nothing more nothing less.

3rd&48ers
11-17-2011, 12:13 AM
I bought one of those cruz tablets... took it back a day later it sucked and it had poor battery life

carlos3652
11-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Sold Out. This is no longer valid. Ill post additional deals if I see them.