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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..."

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