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Originally Posted by dennyb;15617554 
I get that, but is it something that I would have to add to the device or does it come with it ? If I need to add ...what would be the best app to select? I do not as yet have the Transformer or any tablet for that matter but plan on getting one for the wife...so I'm trying to understand what will be needed

Here is the link to the android market. The app is called ES File Explorer.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lc3Ryb25ncy5hbmRyb2lkLnBvcCJd
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;15617615 
Here is the link to the android market. The app is called ES File Explorer.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lc3Ryb25ncy5hbmRyb2lkLnBvcCJd


Thanks for the help sir and rep coming your way;)
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post #23 of 31
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I have a couple of the old kobo's and find the E-ink screen really annoying, not to mention how slow page turning is.

Besides, whatever I buy, I expect my daughter will play with it for videos on vacation (although I bought her a kobo vox as well).

The old Kobo's have an older e-ink screen that was much slower then the current one in the new Kindles. One feature I like is that I can make the kindle read books to me while I read, helps me read books at a steady pace when I need to read class material.

However for a tablet I would go with the Transformer, it's one of the only tablets with a micro SD card slot and its suppose to have an IPS screen. I almost bought one but even 400$ is a bit out of my price range at the moment.
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EEE Transformer or Iconia a500 will get my vote, the EEE transformer, if i remember correctly, does not have a light where the power button does, but the Iconia a500 does. There are just subtle differences. Like the charging cord for the Iconia a500 is really short. and stuff like that. smile.gif
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post #25 of 31
personally i use Astro File Manager, its free.
its basically windows explorer, it lets you browse files that are on your phone. Think of your phone as a mini computer and app as software.

IMO androids have a bigger learning curve than iOS devices. Apple is popular because they have intuitive interface and simplify things for the user, while giving up control options.

but for every day web browsing, iPad and android tablets will both serve you just fine. The transformer and the Tab 10.1 are both fair choices. Happy hunting!
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Originally Posted by Indilinx;15617811 
personally i use Astro File Manager, its free.
its basically windows explorer, it lets you browse files that are on your phone. Think of your phone as a mini computer and app as software.

IMO androids have a bigger learning curve than iOS devices. Apple is popular because they have intuitive interface and simplify things for the user, while giving up control options.

but for every day web browsing, iPad and android tablets will both serve you just fine. The transformer and the Tab 10.1 are both fair choices. Happy hunting!

No. Just no.
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can you explain your reasoning before denying my opinion?
Edited by Indilinx - 11/8/11 at 8:54am
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Same here..."No. just no" to what ? Indilinx made three points so no to which point and why?
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post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
Ok got the new tablet.

Figure I got a pretty good deal. $428 for the tablet plus a free cover.

So how do I set up the device in such a way that I can bypass the android phone requirement on the Android market?

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After playing a bit with it:

Runs video off micro SD card without issue (I did have to download moboplayer first)

There is no external usb port on the device. I guess it's only on the docking station.

The HDMI port is mini HDMI, not full sized.

Otherwise it's fantastic.
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