Just in case the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not the tablet you've been waiting for, you may wish to check out Staples on black Friday. Stapes will be making the Viewsonic G Tablet available online and in some store locations although, the ad suggests ordering online for the fastest delivery.

Assuming that G Tablet logo in the ad is accurate, what you'll end up with is a NVIDIA Tegra 2, Android 2.2 powered tablet with 512MB of RAM, a 1024 x 600 resolution capacitive screen, USB / HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB of storage and finally a 1.3 megapixel camera. All of which you can call yours for the low, low price of only $399.98. Thanks Yozic! [BlackFriday]

 
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NickB2005 says:

Any one heard any reviews of this? It looks pretty good for something if you want it compared to galaxy tab.

wesles says:

This thing should be much bettet than the galaxy tab it has a dual core nvidia cpu

toddjy says:

Here's your review:

Do not buy this piece of crap! It is so horribly broken. I purchased one at Sears two weeks ago. After viewing two websites, the browser crashed. No other app would run after this, until I shut it off. When I restarted, it had forgotten the password to the wifi router. I took it back on Thursday, and bought a Tab.

Mircury#AC says:

To bad it doesn't have GPS.

icebike says:

Why would you want GPS on an Wifi only device?

Mircury#AC says:

My phone is a hotspot. A lot of apps use gps for location based info. Weather, movies, google sky, google earth and maps. It would be nice.

Only thing I want with a "G" in the name right now is "G"ingerbread. Other that that, there's no way i'm getting an Android Tablet without Honeycomb pre-installed. See you in January.

circustravis says:

K-Mart has had that on their site for a while. Says it's available, and $399.99 is the normal price:
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_00382001000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&...

rotorrocket says:

Evidently not a sales price. Staples currently has it on their site for $399.99... as well as Sears

afazel says:

Dude that's crazy. I want this (if it's stock Android).

Eurotrash says:

I just went to Staples to get a "hands on" with it. It doesn't run stock Froyo. It has some ugly GUI all over it. Even the settings menu has a Gui on top of it. And the HDMI is "mini" ugh ....

afazel says:

By the way, where is the ICD Gemini anyway?

packfan909 says:

Also sold at Sears for the same price regularly. And from the reviews I have seen this is not stock Android. They run a GUI overtop of Android called Tap n Touch. There is some dev activity on the tablet. So it might run stock android at some point with a little help!

toddjy says:

I saw a video of someone running this with the GUI disabled. The widget that controls wifi and backlight was stretched out the whole length of the tablet. Actually, the GUI's pretty nice. Too bad the device itself is currently a piece of crap. See my above comment.

Darkseider says:

Great hardware running a butchered UI on top of Froyo. Good news is that CM 6.1 Beta 2 is running on it although a little buggy but way better than the stock OS from what I have been reading. You can find out more at tegratab.com

Kevinjt4 says:

Hey, now we're getting somewhere - 10" screen. No 3G data ball and chain... I may have to find a working model somewhere and take it for a spin.

icebike says:

Exactly my thoughts.

A perfect couch computer, and large enough for easy web browsing.

Exactly my thoughts.

The price of 3G raises the total cost of the Galaxy-tab just too high.
One would hope that Camera is front facing. Add a bluetooth headset and the Skype app and you can call on it as well.

toddjy says:

Yes, the camera is front facing. But, as I said above, it's presently a piece of crap. Hopefully, this is a driver issue, and it will be fixed. But I wouldn't spend my money on something that doesn't work right out of the box. Well, I did, but fortunately, they refunded the full amount.

Mark_Venture says:

Staples near me has them in stock... hmm... I might have to take a drive and check this thing out.

ZDriver says:

Waiting (patiently) for the Archos 101 here.

Sapient2k7 says:

Sears has it for $379.99 and the battery life seems to be pretty good. Www.viewsonic.com/gtablet is the location to find more info on this tablet.

NickB2005 says:

where do you see $379.99? I am on the website right now and it's $399.99

toddjy says:

That price was only good for one week. Their regular price is the same $399. I bought it the day after the sale ended. By the way, I just looked at my receipt, and it did say they could charge me a 15% restocking fee. Fortunately, they didn't try to. I would have been ticked if they tried, because the salesman told me it I'd get a full refund if I returned it.

akodoreign says:

Review right here..

Sears 379 (Thanksgiving morning, not black friday) with 2 micro sd cards Source bfads.net

Picked one up Friday, (sears has price guarantee on it so not missing my 20 bucks :D )

Touch and Tap UI is horridly slow, thankfully the ZPad is the same exact hardware and the rom for it runs great on it.

There is a market fix as well that gives you access to 90% of the market.

patch due Thanks giving week, May iron out other issues.

Current issues (need folio's build of flash 10.1 for it to run)

Pluses
Awesome hardware specifications - dual core tegra 2
I like the Touch and tap keyboard (not the UI, just the keyboard)
It has quite a following at XDA already. :)

Dave0373 says:

Is this dual system pad?

akodoreign says:

nope only froyo / Gingerbread (when that's available) The Tegra 2 won't run windows.

crxssi says:

Thank God. If it did, it would be using a crappy X86 processor with a 2 hour battery life...

Icon says:

the main thing holding me back from getting this is the fact that it will probably never get updated to honeycomb. Other then that, the hardware specs, the price, and the fact that is doesn't have a data or contract requirement is very attractive.

akodoreign says:

If not viewsonic then the Zpad will get Honeycomb and will be easily ported over. :)

slayerpsp says:

price is right about time galaxy tab at 600.00 is way overpriced should be 400.00 and 250.00 on contract plus there is a galaxy tab 2 already coming why would anyone buy it in the first place

Zapote21 says:

No market. No Gapps... No thanks...

icedhot says:

i want a tablet like now!!!
but i think i will wait for the archos 10.1.
no hdmi out & app market is the decision breaker

toddjy says:

Considering how many junk tablets they've put out to date, you really want to support such a company? This is generation 8?

kenc3dan says:

Looks nice, too bad about no GPS.
Oh man, the User Guide is HYSTERICAL!
It's like someone from Jupiter wrote it.
Oh foreign language, is there any world you can't ruin?

madsere says:

Seems par for the course with Chinese designed electronics. Fine hardware but crap software. When will they learn?

lherch says:

Do not purchase unless you want to root and tinker with this thing for hours just to make it run right. Bought one Friday night at Staples, took it back Saturday night. Too much trouble, constant FC on every app loaded on startup. Does not remember Wifi after it goes to sleep, big pain in the butt to keep typing in Wifi password every 10 minutes. Pass on this thing until all the bugs are fixed.