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    Quote Originally Posted by Bananas View Post

    I got the wife a Kobo touch and whilst the e-ink screen is a joy to read from as nice as paper in fact you do suffer from no light source so a tablet/phone is preferably if you're doing something like camping....
    I would say the opposite, what you need when camping is long battery life (unless you're cheating with an EHU) and if we ever get decent weather the ability to read it in sunlight. You can get clip on lights for ebook readers which solves the light problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    I would say the opposite, what you need when camping is long battery life (unless you're cheating with an EHU) and if we ever get decent weather the ability to read it in sunlight. You can get clip on lights for ebook readers which solves the light problem.
    Well I'll give you my honest review of exactly this in a few weeks - me and the missus are going camping, me with my Kindle, her with her Nexus - we'll see who's still reading after 3 days

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    Anyone know whats going on with shipping at the moment... (From Google Play)
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    Google started shipping Nexus 7's ordered through their Play Store last week apparently. I still haven't received mine however.

    twitter.com/googlenexus/status/223843243576664064

    I wish I had ordered it from eBuyer instead.
    Last edited by Arthur; 16th July 2012 at 06:05 PM.

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    Google have just billed me for my Nexus7 so with any luck that means it's en route ! No update on the Google Play website as of yet though?
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    eBuyer definitely shipping - the missus got hers on Friday. It's so beautiful...

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    Anyone doing free trials of these to schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I wish I had ordered it from eBuyer instead.
    As do I I'm tempted to just refuse delivery and get my money back (reason I ordered it from Google Play was I assumed they would be first to ship). Just checked my Google Wallet account and no update still.. (last one was on the 30th June, when I ordered it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj88 View Post
    As do I I'm tempted to just refuse delivery and get my money back (reason I ordered it from Google Play was I assumed they would be first to ship). Just checked my Google Wallet account and no update still.. (last one was on the 30th June, when I ordered it)
    I've just had confirmation of dispatch through this afternoon (ordered it via Google play on the 28th of June) so hopefully you shouldn't have too much longer to wait.

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    My order is now going to have to wait...all the spare money is going to repairing the guttering on the house...and the removal of the old guttering as it seems to be asbestos

    On the bright side its my birthday in September so i might get one with my birthday money...if I get any and the freezer will last until after christmas

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    Mine arrived today and the touchscreen didn't work :'( The support 'specialist' couldn't believe it! Just ask @Domino how epic the actual unboxing/support expeience actually was actually.

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    Mine arrived tonight and no technical issues with it so far thankfully! It's all working as expected.

    It's the first android device I've owned so it's been a bit of a learning curve but in general I'm really impressed with it. The build quality/finish of the device is really good (not quite up there with the ipad but much better than similarly price tablets) and the screen is vibrant and crisp too. It's a steal for the money when you consider the price and the specs!

    I cant quite decide on whether the 7" form factor is the way to go or a step backward? On the one hand it's widescreen form factor is great for watching movies, makes it narrow enough to fit in a jacket pocket (just!) and means you can confortably hold it with one hand which is something that could bever be said of the ipad. However, it does sometimes feel slightly too small/narrow when trying to view webpages (especially in portrait mode) and the on screen keyboard is too narrow to be able to type comfortably on in landscape mode (which is something I found to be quite effective on my ipad).

    It's tricky for me to pass judgement on Android 4.0 Jelly Bean as I've never used Android before but it seems to be at least on a par with IOS in my opinion. The fact you can simply plug it into your computer to copy across files/etc and don't have to deal with the hell that is itunes is awesome! The interface is now a lot smoother than it used to be but there's still occasionally noticeable lag when loading/scrolling up and down webpages that simply doesn't happen with IOS. It's not really a problem as such but it's disappointing given all the headlines about 'project butter' that they haven't managed to banish the lag completely.

    Overall all though it's an epic device (especially for the price) and I can't see anyone who buys it being disappointed
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    Yipeeeee... Got a packet from TNT today it's either my falconery trackers or the nexus...

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