Spotlight members of the week: xaueious and probbiethe1

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    You thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy or an android tablet for the holidays and need some droid forum style support then see our buddies over at (Android Tablet Forum). Both Xaueious and Probbiethe1 have done an excellent job helping people learn their device. So thanks to them both for the help and go pay them a visit when you get your new android tablet for the holidays or if you want advice on what will be the best device for you and your family.
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    Congratulations to both of you! Handing the torch over! :dancedroid:

    DroidForums junkie!!
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    Thank you for this great acknowledgement. It feels good to be recognized as someone that can help. I am a simple man that loves anything Android, if you are thinking about getting an Android tablet for Christmas or in the near future make sure to stop by www.androidtablets.net we have a great community over there. We are currently holding a 5 days of Christmas contest that some of you might want to check out. Once again thank you for the spot light

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    Congrats on the spotlight! I believe a joint spotlight is a first. Good job!
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    Thanks for taking the time to do this. We will do what we can to help.

    This is an exciting time for the tablet form factor.
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    Nice Job!!
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    Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

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    Good job! So good a job I'm going to break out the good stuff for you to have (assuming you're over 21 -- if not, sorry, we'll try to have something you CAN drink on tap next time. ;)) a couple of snorts!

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    And yes, it is indeed an exciting time for Android tablets! It'll be even more so when the dual-core and Honeycomb hit! Glad you're with us and looking forward to a productive future!
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    Don't drink fbm's vodka. He told me it could be a little greasy lol.

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    Shh! How can I get rid of it if nobody will drink it?!
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    Thanks spaz for the heads up. Almost got me there.
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    I shouldn't have said anything. He's going to make me drink it all now D:

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    Okay, how about this instead?

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    Glad to have you guys join us. When you guy get the chance can you share with us the android tablets that are the best, durable, and those that may not get as much pub but are good tablets. In other words give your opinions on what we should look for during the holiday season and some ideas on what we can get to make sure we get the most out of our purchase.
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    And battery life. Weigh battery life heavily in your recommendations. I'm not talking the 2-4 weeks lifespan like e-ink displays get (though that would be awesome) are mandatory, but I know a lot of people would like to get more than 2 hours between charges if possible. :)
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    A couple that i have owned personally and would recommend are the Haipad m701-r and the x5a. they are two great devices and they have a big dev community behind them. CM6.1 has been ported to both. Also form what i have seen any tablet running 2.2 that allow flash are pretty good. One that i am very interested in is the new wopad with a capacitive touch screen and 5 point multi touch New Wopad Android 2.1 Tablet with 5 Points Multi Touch Capacitive Screen, Rockchip 2818 CPU - US$249.00 : Euogo.com. that might be my next device.
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    We answer questions recommending tablets every day. My personal list is here:
    A Non-Authoritative Android Tablet Buying List: What to Get, What to Avoid

    I would avoid buying directly from China right now for most people. The accuracy on product postings is typically absurdly low. Plus it is very difficult to receive any aftersales support. Unless you know Chinese (like me), or can deal with no aftersales support, it is better not to deal with them at all.

    I am Canadian, so I can't buy locally. But in the US the choices are much better now.

    But to summarize my list:

    ~$175
    Coby Kyros MID7005/7015 performs like the HTC Hero, runs Android 2.1. It is the best video player on the Android market bar none because of DSP offloading, better than Tegra 2 and Samsung's Hummingbird. The platform (Telechips TCC8902) it runs on it is very popular and is stable now. But the drawback is that the platform is not GPL compliant. Gaming is another weakness of the platform. They are basically better built Augen Gentouches.

    Black Friday prices dipped below $150. China local prices are typically $120, and dropshipping prices are around $160. This is the only platform I would recommend buying directly from China right now.

    ~$250
    The Nook Color is one of the better ones available right now, mainly for its potential. I hope it was okay for me to start a thread here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...iscussion-androidtablets-net.html#post1091513
    If not, please help me move it ;)

    ~$300
    Huawei S7 is the best bank-for-buck if you need 3G capability, but only for AT&T. Drawbacks are the resistive touchscreen and Android 2.1. Huawei has indicated a future upgrade to Android 2.2, and my sources tell me that it is going to happen for sure despite recent reports.

    Then equally, I would recommend any of the Tegra 2 tablets and the Archos 70/101. They do have some issues right now, and the specifications are lower (RAM, in particular). But they have Android 2.2 already. Viewsonic G-Tab and eLocity A7 look really good.
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    xaueious (and I'd love to hear that pronounced by someone from a couple hours outside Atlanta, Georgia), what do you think of taking the Nook Color, rooting it, and then throwing the Kindle app on it? ;)
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    Don't bother saying my nickname. I made it on a whim and I just stuck with it since.

    The Nook Color is a great deal for a sub $250 tablet, but it depends on the implementation of Android 2.2. The Black Friday deal was definitely worth it for the hardware. If I was in the US and wanted one, this is a no brainer under even with Android 2.1. But I say this comparing with the other tablets on the market right now.

    I think the majority of Tegra 2 alternatives has a good chance of being below $300 by Q1 next year. Just like the smartphone market, we are seeing a transition to Cortex A9 dualcore parts.

    CES is next month.
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    Thanks for your insight can you tell us how they would stack up against the popular tablets ie Samsung galaxy tab and ipad.