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Old December 28th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I jsut saw an ad for this in Australia,

Just curious for your opinion,

https://secure.dodo.com.au/wireless/4552.html.

It seems really cheap (comes free with $9.9 plan for 24 motnths)

But it runs Android 2.2 with only 128 RAM?

Would it be slow as?

any comments would be appreciated

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Hi feilo,
Yeah, I saw that ad too and thought it was a good deal, I'm going to get it myself. You also get 10 gib of freeeee data in the first month. As for the tablet, I've never heard of a pendo pad.

I actually think it has 2 gib ram, but I'm new to these things / statistics so I wouldn't know, but this is what it said:
"2 gb Flash
128mb DDR"

So yeah.... hope this helps even though it probally won't. Some one else could probally tell you the RAM.
Even if it is 128 RAM, it is still okay for an android device. Apps are only a few megabyttes, and hy HTC Hero (Android) only has 288 RAM, and it runs fine.

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hey richo, when you get it can you write a brief review of what it is like to play with?

cheers

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Haven't heard of it either until saw dodo ad.

According to Pendo page runs Android 1.5, but isn't released. Maybe dodo have updated it.
Wireless Alarm & Phone | Wireless Security System | Wireless Alarm Kits by Pendo
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Anyone use this before?

Any review compare with other tablet? How is it compare with Ipad and those good applications?
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Only information available 2/01/11 is on
'pendo.com.au', using android 1.5 with a 'rockchip 600mhz chip', 2gb flash and 128mb DDR.......7" WVGA touch screen 800480 resolution. WiFi.

Then on the 'secure.dodo.com.au' using android 2.2 with a 'rockchip 1.0ghz chip', 2gb flash and 128mb DDR......7" WVGA touch screen 800480 resolution. WiFi and Android market...

With dodo's specs ?????? the damn thing is up there with the samsung galaxy tab (different screen specs though), but the price is right ;0)

Will be checking out the dodo stores when the shops open tomorrow or tuesday.... ;0)
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The picture looks like there is a spot for camera but guess not installed.
Hopefully the dodo specs are correct (screenshotted for proof/evidence misrepresentation etc)

And the pendo website was just initial development specs, and after trials te bumped to what's on the dodo site.
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Would very much like to get feedback on this device myself. I believe from reading the specs it has only 128 mb RAM. Is this low for an Android device?
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FYI looks like the Pendo page has been updated.

Wireless Alarm & Phone | Wireless Security System | Wireless Alarm Kits by Pendo

Operating System
Android 2.2

Battery
2500 Mah Li-Ion
AC 110-240 V power supply
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
CPU & Memory
Rockchip 1.0Ghz
2 GB Flash
256MB DDR
Audio
AC 97
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Card Slot
MicroSD


Looking more and more like it will be a Rockchip 2818 device now, might be decent.

I ordered one last thursday, but given the public holidays, lets see how long it takes.

someone who called dodo was advised 2 weeks to receive, but that may be to cover delivery delays.

will soon see.
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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
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I can confirm its 256MB of Ram, Android 2.2 and it DOES have a camera!

Hope you enjoy it

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Product Description The Pendo Pad is perfect for high-quality mobile Internet surfing and work with office and multimedia everywhere you go.
At only 7” in size and weighing only 360 grams, it is equipped with Wi-Fi and built-in 2GB memory storage. Store your favourite photos, watch uncompressed videos and thanks to the Android Market, browse the online software catalogue; you can find and install thousands of free additional applications and games on your Pendo Pad.
  • Screen: 7" WVGA touch screen 800480 resolution
  • Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Power Supply: Adapter AC 110-240 v
  • VGA Camera

Dimension and Weight
  • height: 19 cm
  • width: 12 cm
  • thickness: 1.2 cm
  • weight: 360 g

Display
  • 7" WVGA touch screen
  • 800480 resolution

Outputs & control buttons
  • Navigation control
  • MicroSD slot
  • Power button
  • Earphone Output
  • USB 2.01, USB 1.11. OTG/USB Host Mode
  • AC 97
  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in microphone

CPU & Memory
  • Rockchip 1.0Ghz
  • 2 GB Flash
  • 256MB DDR

Additional
  • Audio Player with AAC, MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, ADPCM support
  • Video Player with MPEG-4, H.264, WMV/VC-1, MPEG-2 support
  • E-Book Reader with fb2, epub, oeb, txt, html, pdf support
  • Image Viewer with JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP support
  • E-mail Client
  • Internet Browser
  • G-sensor



I have just ordered a week ago, there is a delay on delivery of 2 weeks...the plan for 1 gig on peak, 2 gig max off peak costs $19.90 pmth..
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The dodo rep said any backlogged orders should be done by Friday.

I was lucky enough and the rep fast tracked my order, goto a toll priority tracking number so here's hoping Friday.

** EDIT **

Onboard with courier! should have it this arvo.
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feilo,
i havent ordered it yet, im doing so tonight, if you were to get it, you shoul;d get it with the $10 plan.

i live in the suburb next their head office so i could probaly get back to you soon.

sorry about the slow rep[ly, ive been on holiday. XD

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So picked it up, charging atm,.
feels nice to hold.
curved back like ipad, but does sit flat.
2 pictures to get you started, it does say 128mb DDR, but i suspect just an misprint, will found out when i get into it.
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7644/picture001zk.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/673/picture002bek.jpg
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Settings says 2.2. But a sys info app says eclair 2.1
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Ok so i haveve played with it most of the arvo, installing apps from the market place, playing around with settings etc.
As already said the screen can be abit difficult to get used to coming from an iphone, and if you are buying any of these Android tablets (Pendo,T-Touch,My Tab) and expecting a ipad/iphone like experience you will be surely disappointed.
I didn't purchase it expecting that and as such i am happy so far with how the screen handles, the more i use it the more easier it is to move around, and you get a feel for how much/little you need to press on the screen etc.
Looking around the system info etc, i would say it does have 256mb of ram.
The 2gb Nand Flash is a mystery however, but i believe its partitioned perhaps with a 250mb user space, and the remaining as system space.
If you look at this post -> Forum.ArchosFans.com - View topic - A bit more hardware info on the Archos 7HT Version 2
The device details there are fairly similar to what i get from system info our the Pendo pad. However system info does report it as Rockchip 2818.
Based on the bogomips tho, the chip set is more likely 600mhz with perhaps 400mhz DSP to bring to a total of 1ghz.
While Andriod / settings / about
Says Andriod 2.2, its easy enough for the china manufacturers to fake that.
As per the post above, all the build data/browser info etc says Eclair, and while i havent got the device with me right now im sure the API Level also stated 7, which is ECLAIR 2.1, not FROYO 2.2.
This is possibly also evident by the fact its the old style android marketplace, tho the market place is the real deal, there will be apps you may not find as they are 2.2 specific.
The sample video plays well, as does Youtube clips, i tried a few files i believe xvid encoded, which did not play with the default player, WMV files did seem to play ok, aslong as they where not too HQ.
Sound wise the speakers do an ok job, probably better than side mounted ones, but your hand can get in the way abit but overall fine.
Weight at 360g it feels ok, its about 3x the weight of an Iphone 3GS, but 1/3rd of the weight of an IPAD, so its in the right place i feel.
Build wise the case quality seems good, looking where the USB ports connect you can see the thickness of the case, and it seems good.
Overall i think its a great little device, even with a few of its shortcomings, and with the low entry level its hard to pass up.
Still evaluating battery life, but i got from about 12pm to 5pm on about 80% charge, with on and off use, but always with WIFI on.
Oh and going to facebook, bottom left it even mentioned about getting facebook for my a70hbt or similar, so its very similar to the archos 7 v2 (which has 600mhz + 430mhs dsp).
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k Ill keep it simple. The pendo pad is rubbish and here's why. Firstly as An Android 2.2 user the padd definately does NOT run 2.2, it is slow and has no memmory. The pad reqires you to buy a card to operate even acceptably. All the numbers quoted seem to be fantacy. Screen resolution seems lower than quoted. Infact fair trading could and probably should do dodo for misrepresentation.

If you are thinking about getting one don't bother. If all you are looking for is a toy whch can do virtually nothing, ok waste your time and money.
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Absolutely brilliant, considering the money.

It has everything I need in the car (which has an inherent 512K Internet shared connection). Keeps me up to date with my email as I am driving, and it is quite fast considering the 128 MB of RAM.

I have added an 8Gb Micro SD to keep media etc on it, and am using an HTC Desire with Froyo and a 6Gb connection to provide Internet access when I'm not in the office, at home or in the car (in Coffee Club (vile coffee, good food), in Stones Corner this morning, for example).

Constantly raises questions from those with that stupid Apple thingy, and the price makes them sick to their stomach.

Sound quality is quite good and I am just about to test the camera and audio on Skype. More after I do that.

$9.90 from Dodo (hate them, throw the internet Sim out and keep the modem), per month, I can't buy them from the manufacturer at that price.
Costing, per month, is 7 minutes of hard work. Still a good deal.
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k Ill keep it simple. The pendo pad is rubbish and here's why. Firstly as An Android 2.2 user the padd definately does NOT run 2.2, it is slow and has no memmory. The pad reqires you to buy a card to operate even acceptably. All the numbers quoted seem to be fantacy. Screen resolution seems lower than quoted. Infact fair trading could and probably should do dodo for misrepresentation.

If you are thinking about getting one don't bother. If all you are looking for is a toy whch can do virtually nothing, ok waste your time and money.
Sorry to hear you are having such a bad time with the Pendo Pad.

Mine was delivered on Thursday and so far I have installed all of the things I use on both my HTC Desire, and my Samsung Galaxy S.

The major advantage this thing has over either of those machines is that I can use a little stylus, and the boot time which is under 10 seconds. As yet I have not made any changes to the hardware, and currently have no plans to do so.

Screen resolution is exactly as quoted, though the plasticised LCD has some issues with clarity, which has absolutely nothing to do with resolution, as you would know, being an expert in all these things.

Can I suggest in future, that when you are making a post, you go and make a cup of tea first, then sit down and contemplate what you are going to say, how it will be received, what perception you want people to take of you, and what sort of response you think you should get. Spelling errors leave a remarkably poor perception in one's mind.

I took this thing on so that I could experiment with what Android can do, not as an adventure into the world of Dodo, who as an organisation I detest. As an experimental platform, I am yet to find any problems with it, and if you are going to be serious about what you're saying, you would take into account the fact that he paid less than $200 for it.

I don't believe it's appropriate to get into a shouting match over this, but I think in the interests of some sort of balance, you should actually spend a little bit of time finding out what you can do with it, and how far you can advance those things, and in the light of those issues point out some of its shortcomings. This is after all a forum for those of us at the front edge of technology. People should reasonably be able to expect better from us, then unthought out bile.
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I was searching the Pedo pad out of curiosity and found this thread. I have been a customer of DD and before been on what I thought was a great plan with a similar item,a 7inch notebook with WIFI. It ran very slow and not enough memory for AVG annti viruus. After many trying phone calls the plan was early terminated cause of many things not mentioned in contract. How ever in fine print DD now covers themselves incl data speed. I would ask as many questions as possible, But let it be known a famous auction site WW sells these android tablets for over 50% less than what DD is offering them...and if paid by PP then you are covered to return for refund. Many of these contracts especially with free items is because of a reason. And if using the net daily specially with video streaming ads, the Data useage builds up. A top site for anyone new to the net is a UNMETERED site-not using your data,BPond has many pages with a green dot incl Games, movie trailers that dont use data at all.
But with these contracts of a measly 250MB imagine that MB being a millimetre and a GB being a litre,once you got over the 250MB easily enough it hurts your pocket cause per MB after that it increases,same as when Mobiles were first introduced before pre paid.
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I would like to add to those EXPERTS on technology,its not a good idea to publish about poor spelling but instead suggest updating emails while driving...I would prefer to be an expert driver than on computers,at least I wont kill anyone....
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Hi guys,

I jsut saw an ad for this in Australia,

Just curious for your opinion,

https://secure.dodo.com.au/wireless/4552.html.

It seems really cheap (comes free with $9.9 plan for 24 motnths)

But it runs Android 2.2 with only 128 RAM?

Would it be slow as?

any comments would be appreciated
Hi there. I am new here so sorry.
I ordered a Pendo Pad last friday. Dodo has told me it will take up to 2 weeks to get it. As soon as I do, I will let you know.
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I was searching the Pedo pad out of curiosity and found this thread. I have been a customer of DD and before been on what I thought was a great plan with a similar item,a 7inch notebook with WIFI. It ran very slow and not enough memory for AVG annti viruus. After many trying phone calls the plan was early terminated cause of many things not mentioned in contract. How ever in fine print DD now covers themselves incl data speed. I would ask as many questions as possible, But let it be known a famous auction site WW sells these android tablets for over 50% less than what DD is offering them...and if paid by PP then you are covered to return for refund. Many of these contracts especially with free items is because of a reason. And if using the net daily specially with video streaming ads, the Data useage builds up. A top site for anyone new to the net is a UNMETERED site-not using your data,BPond has many pages with a green dot incl Games, movie trailers that dont use data at all.
But with these contracts of a measly 250MB imagine that MB being a millimetre and a GB being a litre,once you got over the 250MB easily enough it hurts your pocket cause per MB after that it increases,same as when Mobiles were first introduced before pre paid.
Hi I have just joined so plese go easy.. message to mouse12 or anyone who can answer.. which auction website is the WW that mouse12 is talkin about?
I would love to do some comparisons
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Hi im new to this forum so please go easy on me.

I have been interested in the Pendo Pad for a while now but unsure of the Pendo being worth it over 24months.

Mouse12 said it can be bought on an Australian Auction website called WW .. does anyone know which website this is?

I would consider buying outright if the price is right.

Anyone please answer

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I received the Pendo pad today ordered late last week .
I have tried to change the clock time and delete photo's from the device no luck with either.
Also have tried to contact Pendo about a user Manual to see how it works but they don't answer emails it look like on top of that Dodo has put me on a no contract so they don't seem to listen either All the worker wanted to do at Dodo was sell me another mobile sim card for another phone everytime I said no thanks the Question comes up a Couple Min later
(Can anyone tell me how to change the time and delete photo's )

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hi i was wondering whether it came with the netcomm router and the hsdpa usb modem
as well
im interested in getting this just to use the mobile broadband for emergencies and the pad as a daily organiser
thanks
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I received all those items in my order when you receive yours and work out how to change Time can you let me know Thanks shooterau
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hey richo, when you get it can you write a brief review of what it is like to play with?

cheers

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Im also getting one, its due in the mail n about a weeks time.
no ones made a video showing off its features yet, i might just do that!
Cant wait to get it, ipad killer! Especially with the price!
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im interested in getting this just to use the mobile broadband for emergencies and the pad as a daily organiser
thanks
Yes, comes with the router, modem and sim card kit....But you get those first.then they wait 2 weeks to send out the pendo pad, to stop company losses and people just joining to get the pendo pad then never activating the service....
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Yes, comes with the router, modem and sim card kit....But you get those first.then they wait 2 weeks to send out the pendo pad, to stop company losses and people just joining to get the pendo pad then never activating the service....
And as you probably know, the usb broadband modem plugs into the pendo pad via usb dongle thats included for internet access wherever you go with the pendo pad!
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im interested in getting this just to use the mobile broadband for emergencies and the pad as a daily organiser
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Hey there.. I have been checking on these DD deals so I know you do get netcomm router and the hsdpa usb modem but only from the $19.90 plans and above.
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OK feilo,
it took a while for me to be able to get it, but it seems pretty good, but ill say again, dont get it on the $20 plan unless you need it. It might also take a while for you to get it like me - appently there was a rush.

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hi i have my pendo pad and like it, but, after working fine on wifi, next day was out and bout, used the usb modem device, which after turning on mobile network settings, and had to switch the wifi off, it initialises and within 1 minute, the device removes itself, leaving an exclamation mark top left of screen (nxt to home page icon) and also see 'usb mass storage removed' even tho still in the usb port...this is a fault for many i hear , also battery doesnt seem to charge up full, or stay on for long, always having to recharge. I have tested another device eg. digital camera and even that doesnt recognise the pendo pad, instead reads it as a tv.... has anyone had this issue, also

Also I cannot find how to delete pics taken and stored on pad, cant see an option? Audio sound is great, video camcorder good too, quickword you will need to purchase at discounted rate, for all office files, should you require.
Overall I liked it, but fustrated with the small faults, and not happy to have no access on pendo.com site for troubleshooting/support, or any user manual...this should be avail...ps when you call pendo support number, its a dodo tech support officer...

Dodo will fix or replace with new pad Ive been advised, Im sending back reply paid and will wait again, see what happens.

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I Have fixed the time problem can any Dodo member tell me what size Micro SD Card Pendo Pad will Take.
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Another member informed me how to delete photo's Many Thanks 3x0dus for answer
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Just on a side topic to the Pendo Pad, I recently got one from Dodo as I pay for my Mum's ISP and I upgraded her account.

I personally use a 3 Wireless Broadband Huawei E1553 dongle. I have been trying to use this 3G dongle with the Pendo Pad, but it doesn't seem to work. I detects the dongle, but then throws up an error message along the lines of: "External storage has been removed". I think maybe this is a setting issue with Android.

Anyone have any advice or knows where I can download an Android 2 user guide for tablets?
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This is exactly what I have been experiencing with my 3G dongle. It detects, turns it one, initialises and then says "USB mass storage removed". Not sure what to do.
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Have had no end of trouble with differnt things going wrong Since i got it on the 13th this month.
Internet on then off,Black part Screen cover lifting,Rang Pendo wasn't able to help Rang Dodo Tech tried allsorts thing ending in them asking me to connect the modern to a laptop(which has its own internet already ) it worked fine but won't work with the Pendo Pad Dodo tech said maybe cable or pad as the modern worked on Laptop.

(Thought I would give Dodo a try after being with Telstra and still am for at least 12 years but so far they are failing badly with not doing what they say.)

Tech will ring me back in 30mins never happened so rang them back about 3hrs later had to go through the whole thing again only to be told will ring you Monday sure.

This is about 8 calls to Pendo or Dodo so far plus wasted internet i'm paying for and not being able to use.

I asked then to take the Pendo Pad back as It does not work as it should but was only Interested in trying to put me off.

All I want is the service to be cancelled.
Or a New Pendo pad sent to replace this faulty one as it had photo's and Czech Langaue on it when it arrived.
I don't think it was new as now while talking to Dodo i noticed the Black cover around screen bottom of Pad is Lifting up and with the Internet cutting in and out.

I Believe if they won't cancel the service altogether they should at least send out a new pad and cable which could also be faulty they thought and pick up the old Pad and what else they want to replace at no cost to me.
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Is anyone having issues with the Time Zone setting on the pendo pad, I am trying to set mine to +10:00 and it take me back to the settings page and time zone remains as Taipei Standard Time. For the life of me I cant work it out.
For the price I am quite enjoying my Pendo except for this one little issue.
Any got any ideas to fix my time zone?
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Hi,
I just got a pendo pad and installed skype, but i dont know what's the problem i can't sign in. it says it signing in but never sign in.
Any idea what could be the probelm?

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I am looking to get mine in the next few days. I think it will do for the kids to muck around on, and play games. Anything more than that, I would get an ipad.

Question... has anyone bought accessories for their Pendo Pad? Like covers, cases etc? I would appreciate any help here, buying on ebay, I could end up with anything......

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Dude I have one it is great.

Some minor issues.

1. PDF files do not save there pages so it restarts from the beginning. Minor inconvenience really just remember the page.

2.Battery life about 6-8 hours depending on what you are doing. recharge is quite quick.

3. I contacted the Pendo Service center and managed to speak to a nice chap in Indonesia. Apparently the website has yet to finished with the role out of the Pendo pad. It is listed but no data as yet. www.pendo.com. I was after any info about a hard cover to protect my wifes Pendo and Mine. Apparently they exist as he has a nice leather cover for his, fat load of good that does me and no he could not help located who did sell them. I think he was an ANTI employee. I will be using mine a work and I am currently on my 2nd MiGEAR reader (the first got tested to destruction.)
4. They do not come with a Manual. You will have to puzzle it out yourself. Also there is nothing on line.


that said the Upside.

Usability - very easy and it is instinctive. No password access possible unless they update the softwear (if there is I have yet to find It) but I don't plan to leave it out of my sight.

Camera - still and video, very good. However a rear facing camera would be easier .

Stylis- very cool. You can use your fingers as it is touch screen but in the heat sweat and body oil will play havok with your screen cleanliness.

Video is out standing. Equiv of HD TV. Comes with a couple of minutes of the Count of Monte Christo (i Think) 23 meg worth I deleted it I needed the space.

Otherwise it is like a computer minimal periphrials , all you need if you have a wifi set up. Power cord, Stylis and a cup of coffee.
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hi i have had the pendo pad a week now, after having issues with usb modem still, (wifi works fine tho) 'usb massage storage removed' error msg keeps turning off the mobile network setting & keeps removing itself, and will be sending back to dodo for them replace. I do ask for a pro rata on charges due to activation date, they agree..

Still the below things I am in doubt about .

Also its not a 2.2, their site states android 2, so not sure even its a 2.1?

128 ram ddr it states in system for pad, not 256 ram ddr as posted here by dodos rep, again can only go on the hardware info?

Skype will install from the android market and let you enter log in details, but will never sign in, keeps signing it but never does.

Most apps will work but, like any other few will not ...from the 'Market' icon.

Quickword is a trial program installed and required approx $10 to use it fullly.

Gmail will open attachments eg. jpegs , I have downloaded the app for adobe reader too...

Deleting pictures, no option that I can find?

Twice have had error msg for audio voice on this hardware not available, when trying ,fring app, - which is useless to download for this pad...so I have removed it.

So if anyone has solutions to the above, wud be great!
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yes same here wendy, i think its because the pad is not above the 2.1 which skype requires...(see skype support stating this)
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hi they will replace/fix the pad for you, they are doing so with mine, i just have to send it back to the 'reply paid addr' they gave me, so no cost to yourself.

The czech video file name, is also on my pad, i wud think just a sample, thats been added for our viewing...
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hi pauly, I am sending mine back to dodo as per their request to their reply paid addr in victoria, for the same issue, that definatelyis not a setting issue.
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Well looks like we are still being given the run around was told there would be a user manual on Websites no later than today but no user manual has shown up with all the trouble i've had getting answers from either of them

Will be chasing this up futher as tired of spending so much on phone calls for nothing will not advise anyone to use either unless they improve

I must add these comments do not relate to the dodo reps on this forum as they seem good at what they do and helpful

Checked again today 18th for user manual promised Friday lastest Monday still not up another Fib looks like
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Good News the User Manual is now on the Pendo Website.
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Does anyone know how to add contacts to the pendo pad?
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Hi all just joined in. Took delivery of my Pendo Pad today and it came with a correction notice saying that it was described as running Android 2.2 but is actually running version 2.1. DoDo have offered to take it back within 4 weeks if this is a problem. However on the device the firmware version states version 2.2 so I am not sure yet but I think it will be shipping with 2.1
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Wow this is unbelievable... Pendo Pad... A Cheap Resistive Touch Wholesale Chinese Tablet PC Got to be part of a Telecom Providers Product LIST. I only see a Major Collapse for DODO Now.. I think they have no clue about Android Tablet Pc's, GOOGLE LAW (Which Requires Licensing for Android MARKET) Not a illegal USB Flash Update of software by it's Wholesaler in China. Please DODO save yourself before you ruin your reputation in Australia. By the Way Everyone I am a developer of Tablet Pc's. ROCKCHIP 2818, the cpu in this Pendo Pad Cannot Support ANDROID 2.2 Major Advertising Flaw. This Device needs a Autofocus 2mp camera/3G/GPS/Compass + more to get Google Licensing ( Gmail/Market/Talk ++ ). CPU is 600MHZ Ram + GPU/DSP and should be 256MB as Our Partner Rockchip puts it as a minimum for 2818 systems. Im sure this DEVICE will fall apart before your FIRST BILL comes in the Mail. Im sure the Cheap Plan Price Caught Everyones EYE'S. Need a Good Tablet, See me, Need a Data plan better not mix it with a $50 tablet. Thank you
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