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From the Engadget review:"It took us (and a few other guinea pigs) close to a minute to figure out that you must tap the top of the screen to pull up a menu with other reading controls."Pandigital's apps have their pro's and con's (mostly con's, lol), but, if the reviewers aren't going to bother to read the instruction manual, should the product be blamed?Again from the Engadget review:"While we've heard that some have been able to hack and root the Novel, it does come skinned with a rather simple UI that hides most of its Android 1.5 core."1.5?
 

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keeping in mind that engadget is a snapple fanboy site and that most of the "resistive screens are crap" responses are from people that don't have either a novel OR an ipad, it's probably not worth riling them up over there by setting 'em straight.
 

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To be fair, they have no idea (and no way to check) what the CPU runs at. It was initially 533 on the white, and only unlocked on a later firmware, with no official notice. It's even possible the black is running at 533, since there is no access to any CPU utilities or adb to verify one way or the other.
 

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To be fair, Engadget reviewed it as an ereader, and not a hacked tablet. As an ereader, it is just ok. I like my nook a whole lot more for reading. However, I'm not going to use my nook to browse the web.Also, although most of us got our PDNs cheap, not everyone did and probably won't in the future. The rebate is ending, and if you already used one of the one time use coupons, you can't use it to buy the PDN. Also, some stores only have monthly coupons for credit card holders.I went through 5 PDNs with hardware problems. I used up all of my coupons, and the rebate has expired. Even if I want another one, the best that I can probably do is to get one on sale for $160. Given the soon to be competition, I'm not as enthusiastic as when it was like $120.My last point is that Engadget reviewed the black one, which other than Nate, none of us have played with. How do we know that the touchscreen is not less responsive than the white? I'll admit, I have no problem with resistive touchscreens, and I thought the white model's wasn't bad, but who knows about the black? The video of the reviewer trying to swipe pages was pretty convincing. Now, if the PDN is marketed as an ereader, and doesn't have physical page turn buttons, don't you think this is a big deal? An ereader needs to turn pages well to be useful.Trust me, I am not trolling. I loved my PDN and miss having one. I just had bad luck with my units. Nobody's fault. I'm just trying to hold out a little longer to see if I can find something as good without the nagging problems I had. If I post about another device that is similar to the PDN, I think that is appropriate because it is good to see the competition as long as it is direct and relevant. Just my two cents.
 

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My biggest issue with the article is the confusion between the white and black ones. Granted, they are not as experienced as we are, but 5 minutes of googling would have been enough to get their facts straight. If you are going to write something for Engadget, at least do a little research first. The Android 1.5 / 128MB RAM flub was beyond excusable.
 
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