Discovered that the WM8850 can't display flash video when I tried to download adobe to see video report on a magazine website. Apparently the processor doesn't support flash pllayer, despite the onboard widget. I guess that the factory installs flash player on every android that goes out the door, whether or not the device actually supports it.
On the other hand, Netflix is running O.K. A bit slow initially but after a minute or so Netflix content runs fine, except for the ocassional freeze when you try to hit the exit button.