I received a Black Pandigital 7" from my son for Mothers Day. I love it and I am sure I will have more fun now that I have some real help here. I did call the CS center and it was metioned that the Android OS for the white reader was different than the black one - why or how was not mentioned, but I was told the apps were the same. All I am looking for is a simple note makr - like sticky notes or post its so I can jot things down as they come to mind.
I did download the firmware update but it stopped working several times. I had it saved to Download so maybe that was the problem as I am running Windows Vista. I will do as you suggeted in your post and see how things go. Thanks again for some detailed instructions.