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Old June 1st, 2011, 03:48 AM   #101 (permalink)
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I'm having the same problem as pendo girl...oh yeah and i'm a ****** when it somes to these things. Anyway i have had me dodo internet stick for a couple of years now just on prepaid.A foreign women called up to get me to go with thsi pendo pad deal anyway i accepted and its taken a couple of months and it finally arrived yesterday (I was very shitty) anywho i did what that one pages manual thing said and stuck my thing in and pressed the connect thing it connected and then said mass storage removed and then would disconnect and then tryed again and it stayed connected but the was no internet there was no bars or anything. Anyway someone pleaseeeeee help me this thing is fricken pissing me off and im sick of speaking to dodo customer service when i can't understand anything they say.

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Mine took around three weeks it was worth the wait.
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hi im a newbie to pendo and the new technolgy can any one tell me how to go about being able to read ebooks on the pendo pad
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I have now found the books and downloaded some. Went on holidays and only took the Pendo Pad was able to read books, play games, send and receive E Mails and log onto face book. Enjoyed it especially during the rainy weather. Takes up so little room.
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maggie I just went on line typed in free e books and then clicked onto one and followed the links. All was easy to do even for this novice. I found I have to connect to the internet when I first turn the Pad on then open up my book file I have about seven books on it now, they have a quick download then open my book to read then I can just pull out my online connection. Don't know of any other way and it works for me. Rob
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I have now found the books and downloaded some. Went on holidays and only took the Pendo Pad was able to read books
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What e-book reader are you using?

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Ok so Im gonna sound totally blonde asking this but Im considering getting a Pendo pad and was wondering, if I take the wireless usb dongle thingy out, does the pendo pad still have the capacity to recieve wifi if im near a wifi router? Say at my friends house or something? Or are you strictly limited to only using the USB?
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Ok so Im gonna sound totally blonde asking this but Im considering getting a Pendo pad and was wondering, if I take the wireless usb dongle thingy out, does the pendo pad still have the capacity to recieve wifi if im near a wifi router? Say at my friends house or something? Or are you strictly limited to only using the USB?
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Hi Blondy.

Yeah, wireless is not a prob. Just received my pendo yesterday (signed up to the plan for the download deal - and the router - as it was better than I had!). Have discovered that, unlike my laptop running Fedora 14, Pendo needs to have the ssid broadcast, so ensure this is enabled (it si by default). In fact, if you received the router , I would suggest using it. Makes the toy easier to handle than having stuff dangling out of it.

Still working on making the router hidden on the 'net, so don't ask me that, yet.
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Ok so Im gonna sound totally blonde asking this but Im considering getting a Pendo pad and was wondering, if I take the wireless usb dongle thingy out, does the pendo pad still have the capacity to recieve wifi if im near a wifi router? Say at my friends house or something? Or are you strictly limited to only using the USB?
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WIFI works well. The Dodo USB dongle/modem is only required if you want net access when you don't have a nearby WIFI. As Bazz mentioned, you'll may have to log in to the WIFI network depending on it's security setup.
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just got my pendo and im tring to set up my email on it i want it to be able to get my hotmail emails,so i enter my email address and password then it ask what type of account it is POP3, IMAP or EXCHANGE which is it? i have no idea.

it also asks which sercurity type NONE, SSL,SSL9accept all certificates) TLS,TLS(accept all certificates) which do i put?


any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
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just got my pendo and im tring to set up my email on it i want it to be able to get my hotmail emails,so i enter my email address and password then it ask what type of account it is POP3, IMAP or EXCHANGE which is it? i have no idea.

it also asks which sercurity type NONE, SSL,SSL9accept all certificates) TLS,TLS(accept all certificates) which do i put?


any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
You want the POP account and should be ssl. If ssl does not work, try none. From what I recall while my Pendo was working for those nearly 4 days after I received it, I only input my email address and password and it did the rest. (Good thing I was only interested in a better download plan!)
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FYI a dodo rep confirmed specs.
Including camera (but dosnt say what mp, id guess 0.3 tho)

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1608467&p=-1&#bottom
Hi Scot.
What about a driver for connect a 2.2 to Windows XP PC?
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What about a driver for connect a 2.2 to Windows XP PC?
Pendo Pads are Android 2.1, not 2.2 (Scot mentions this a few posts down).

To connect to Windows, simply connect via USB cable: use the top USB socket on the Pendo Pad. That's the one closest to the rocker button on the top, next to the SD card slot. The other, bottom, USB socket is for the Dodo modem.

The Pendo will pop up in Windows as 2 drives; one is the system drive and the other is your SD card.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #114 (permalink)
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hi all! I recived my pendo last week my question is how do you get the market place to work?? I've signed up for a gmail acconut and varified it but when I sign in it says there isn't a device connected to my account?? please help games is the main reason I wanted the pad... thanks
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Hi am new member Have Pendo and downloaded Kindle to read books when I download they cannot be read. Does Pendo work with kindle? Is Ok with other ebooks.
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I recently got an Acer A501, awesome my wife wanted to read the books I was ready with Kindle.... I read this post and many others and was swapping between getting the Pendo and not. Eventually we decided that I was paying $20/month for my current sim (for the A501) and barely using it so if we get the Pendo offer then at least I will have a cheaper 3G. If the Pendo didn't run Kindle or you couldn't read the books (@tedcan) then we would let our kids do whatever they wanted with it! I think the problem a lot of people are having is (similar to the T-hub from another telco) is they are expecting an iPad equal. This the Pendo is not.

Pros:
Email (via wifi, sim is in my Acer)
Web
Kindle eReader (again @tedcan *.mobi format)
calendar
sd card (iPad doesn't have this!)
it recognised the 16 gig SD i put in straight away and seems to load apps on there so no issue with on board limited storage.
USB (iPad doesn't have this!)
etc etc the list goes on as it runs a browser!

Cons;
Touch screen is not as responsive as people have grown used to, as a result we haven't bothered installing any games because they may be pretty average however it works fine with the stylus.

So overall it has met our needs and expectations+ (we weren't expecting a $700 tablet for $237!)

Now my wife and I can read the same book at the same time!
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Not sure if this will generate any activity.

I am a Dodo sales representative from the Philippines. I am also an avid tweaker of things. I like to find out the why and the how things work.

I have been recommending the Pendo pad ever since I started working for Dodo. Of course, I didn't have much of an idea about it. To me, any touch screen device for 0.33 cents a day(9.90/month) was a good nuff deal but I never thought much about Android because I've never had a touch screen device. But I AM a PSP power user, full customization and have maximized its potentials through the help of coders all over the world.

And then I bought my first Android device and it changed everything. I got hooked when I finally understood what Android meant and how good it was if you REALLY wanted to get the best value for your money regardless of what Android device you had. It was TOTAL customization and maximizing of your hardware. Sure, you need to put effort into it, but if other people paved the way to find out the hows on 'cracking' open the Pendo pad, it would be the best $9.90 you might spend in a month.

I am really interested in getting one myself. Unfortunately, it's not available here in the Philippines. And my company(Dodo) won't give us that option, even if I am willing to pay for it.

But i'm not giving up just yet. If I get a Pendo pad, I will let you know and I WILL do my damned best to make the darned thing do pirouettes. Here's to hoping.
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Anyone use this before?

Any review compare with other tablet? How is it compare with Ipad and those good applications?
Hi, I've been using this for a couple of weeks and it worked fine. Did all the things I wanted it to as well as sending email. For email I prefer the keyboard of my pc as I can type almost as quickly as I talk. Creating emails one letter at at time is a chore but still it's effective & convenient. For the price I don't think you can beat it although I have to advise that the thing "died" after about three weeks and had to go back to Dodo for investigation. Apart from that (and glitches can happen to anyone) I'd say give it a try.
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[QUOTE=lorraine.kotek;2216210]got mine about 2 weeks ago and im very disapointed, the key pad is terrible everytime i touch a letter it comes up with the letter beside it. its incredibly slow and absolute rubbish. only good thing i can say is that its a handy size to put in my bag when i need the net on the go.
also came with a letter saying that the advertisements were wrong and it does not support android 2.2.


I just paid $50 for mine a friend didn't want it, I think it's rubbish and I found it hates passwords that are difficult for market. I wanted it for a game called My First TRAINZ set on market, and its not compatible with 2.2 ..... so I wasted my money
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It may be cheap but I am happy with it, good for surfing the net, stores music and pics on optional micro sd card playback through sterio is good. Only thing I wish it would do is run Skype maybe someone knows how to do this. canopus.
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Can anyone tell me how to update the system for the pendo pad. Currently running firmware version 2.1 and it wont connect to a wireless network, but I can connect using the wireless modem.
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I finally got my Pendo Pad. Ordered it in August, and it arrived here in December. The pad seems ok, but would not get on line. Testing the modem, that didnt work on the pad, my notebook or Desktop, so got a replacement one. This worked on all three, but the pad keeps dropping out with error messages like usb disconnected, and keep turning the net on and off. Anyway after talking with like 100 customer agents, 100s of hours on the phone, They gave me a reply paid adress to send it back to be looked at (repared or replaced). Though one technician told me to ask for a ZTE tablet instead. So I may ask a specail agent tomorrow. So disapointed.
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Hi, I thought it was a good deal too and got one for the wife as well. In 6 months I have yet to be able to access the internet with it. The mobile wireless works with the desktop computer but neither of them work with either pendo pad. Dodo says that the reason is I'm on the edge of the 3g coverage, but I cannot get any mobile wireless access anywhere I've tried in Brisbane.
You decide if it's worth it
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Follow up, the ZTE replacement works great on the net. (Pendo just wouldn't connect properly). It is also good that the sim card is placed inside the pad, not hanging off on the outside via the modem. Programs work well, except for goole sky maps which is tilted sideways and I cant fix. Typical dodo.
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I saw the same offer and did some research and this is what I found ... good to consider before you sign up guys.
"This is a very low-end tablet with specs that arenít really competitive in the current market.
For $249 the Pendo Pad (also known as the Dodo Tablet) is not very good when compared to almost any other tablet currently available. Not all tablets have to be very high spec, but a resistive screen along with Android 2.1 does hamper the usability. Even among low-end tablets there are better options available, and most of the time they cost less as well.

A 7in resistive screen with a pixel resolution of 800x600 isnít especially attractive, and neither is Android 2.1. Capacitive screens are much more responsive to use, and most modern tablets are using Android 3.0. Apart from these two unfortunate features, the low-end specs are otherwise very much excusable. The key features are a RockChip 2818 (1GHz) processor, 0.256GB of RAM and a 2GB flash drive for storage. If the storage is too small for you, which is likely, there is a Micro SD slot that can significantly expand storage.

Otherwise there are the features youíd hope for in a tablet, including a camera, microphone and speaker. No Bluetooth support was listed, but there is an audio jack, Mini USB 2.0 port and Mini USB 1.1 port. Inexpensive tablets have their place in the market, but for the time being the more expensive ones are dramatically better buys".
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Hi, I am a new pendo pad user. I use it with Dodo Wireless Broadband stick and it works relatively well (with just one bar - and quite slow). I wanted to try it with Wifi (with our unlimited internet broadband) and everytime I hooked on it, it dislodged the internet connection for the entire house network. I recognised our modem on the available network connections, but everytime I put on our secrecy passwork, it would disconnect the whole thing. Any ideas? I will have to phone Dodo in the end probably, and if I could avoid that, it would be great! Thanks.
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Hey Lee, press side app icon, press photo browser, long press on the photo it will pop up with the option to delete :-) and for the time date go to settings menu press on set date
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PEOPLE TO ADD USB DONGLE - turn off host mode. connect dongle to usb closest to headphone jack. then go into settings wirless and networks and tick mobile network.
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Hi, I am a new pendo pad user. I use it with Dodo Wireless Broadband stick and it works relatively well (with just one bar - and quite slow). I wanted to try it with Wifi (with our unlimited internet broadband) and everytime I hooked on it, it dislodged the internet connection for the entire house network. I recognised our modem on the available network connections, but everytime I put on our secrecy passwork, it would disconnect the whole thing. Any ideas? I will have to phone Dodo in the end probably, and if I could avoid that, it would be great! Thanks.
use your dhcp for your wifi modem and add a exeption for the wifi mac address of the pendo pad
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Is there any way to speed up performance for games. It'd be nice to let the kids play angry bird on this instead of my phone all the time.
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Is there any way to speed up performance for games. It'd be nice to let the kids play angry bird on this instead of my phone all the time.
no..its impossable...these dont have a hardware graphics processor at all, so all opengl stuff is being run in software through the slow cpu...were lucky the angry birds runs at all

anyone tryed to uninstall angry birds then reinstal it? only to be told theres not enough space to install it?!
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It may be cheap but I am happy with it, good for surfing the net, stores music and pics on optional micro sd card playback through sterio is good. Only thing I wish it would do is run Skype maybe someone knows how to do this. canopus.
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Hi I'm new here... I just got a pendo pad for my kids. I just wanna ask how do I get apps from android? I'm only getting apps from get jar but you don't get much apps on that one.. Pls help me.. Thank you!
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WARNING these pendo pads are rubbish, they are so slow it drives you nuts DO NOT WASTE you money
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