Buyer beware is the message of Viewsonic's G Tablet
Dec 27, 2010, 17:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There's plenty of tablet excitement in the air as we
head towards CES. While tablets may steal the show at CES, the
holiday shopping season is still dominated by the iPad with some
exceptions like the Nook Color and Galaxy Tab ( both of which offer
shoppers some iPad alternatives) and other Android tablets.
"One of those other Android tablets, however, was recently
pulled off shelves by Staples. The Viewsonic G Tablet offers a
similar form factor to the Galaxy Tab, but at the lower price point
of $399. The tablet also ships with its own custom user interface
instead of the stock Android interface.
"Staples cited a "manufacturing defect" when it announced that
they were pulling the device, but Viewsonic claims that the real
reason is an unusually high return rate for the tablet. The company
specifically referenced the sluggish custom UI as the reason for
many of the returns (along with complaints about the lack Flash
support built into the device, but available through a Flash player
that can be downloaded from Viewsonic's website). Viewsonic also
blamed Google's lack of support..."