OK - so here's the scoop....
I bought this just as an extra techie-toy to have on hand. I am not really too concerned about the newest version. I ordered mine last week, and during that time their ad at Tiger Direct MAGICALLY changed on me as well from 2.1 to 1.6 Android. Oh well, I decided to live with it. It arrived here at my office late yesterday afternoon.
After installing the YouTube.apk and finding that it works perfectly fine, I decided I would be fine with it.
NOW - HERE IS THE CRAZY PART - - I have had this for LESS THAN 24 HOURS, and I am at my office right now. This thing has never left my desk. I turned it on, and ACROSS THE SCREEN is a BRIGHT HORIZONTAL LINE OF WHITE-HOT WHITE PIXELS. CRAP! So this screen is crap apparently, and now less than 24 hours I have a dead pixel issue. I mean literally, a solid white line going across the screen horizontally about 1/3 of the way up.
Now, Tiger Direct says NO to any return and refers me to Archos for falling under the warranty. And Archos says no problem, I can send it in for an RMA Repair - and of course I have to pay all shipping to get it there to be fixed! What?
CRAP service, CRAP product. THANK GOD I only paid $99 - that is practically nothing for a device like this and a great bargain IF IT WORKED.
I am not very happy right now. Just my 2 cents..... which is about all this device is worth. I have had my iPad new since it first came out and have never had a problem with it. But I really wanted an Android device to play with, and this seemed the perfect solution to get some basic Android exposure without sinking hundreds into a Galaxy or something like that......
Thanks for letting me vent,
Well, if you still want a $100 Android table to mess with, and with little risk, get a Craig from CVS Pharmacy (if any in your area). It is about the best "$100 Android" tablet out there with 2.1/Eclair, USB host ability, and a dead simple root/market update from "Shad" of XDAdevelopers. A number have been defective, but no hassles from CVS for exchange/refund.
Check this thread:http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=123208