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Velocity Micro Cruz r103 Tablet Review

Micro Cruz Tablet r103's bad touch interface and slow processor makes for an infuriating experience indeed.

May 24, 2011
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Reading Books

While we do our best to give each product we test in the Reviewed.com network, we must admit when we fail, and the Cruz Tablet r103 (4 GB) simply could not be tested reading eBooks. Our experience with the tablet was a horrifying tale of lost time, aggravation and eventually resignation to defeat.

Even though the Cruz Tablet r103 (4 GB) has only a little difficulty reading PDF files, the bad screen responsiveness, the poor processing power and the poor compatibility with eBook apps from other vendors makes the experience a truly terrible one.

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Beyond the control issues, we found that once we discovered how to properly strike the Cruz Tablet r103 (4 GB)'s screen in order to get it to work, it crashed like clockwork on all of our eBooks, regardless of format. For the safety and sanity of those out there considering buying this tablet, we strongly advise you to avoid trying to read eBooks with this piece of... equipment.

Buying Books

Buying books is surprisingly not that difficult, once you've loaded your bookstore apps through the Android Market. Because this is an Android-running tablet, you'll have to install several eReader applications, like the Kindle app or the Borders app to read eBooks that aren't in.pdf format.

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eBook Formats

Newspapers & Magazines

Much like you have to get the apps for eBooks for them to run, the same is true for newspapers and magazines; you have to install their apps in order to get them to run (if you don't get them through the eReader apps). Once you do, you will find many of the same issues with the screen interface that the eBooks give you, so beware.

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For some reason, the resolution drops in the Cruz Store

eBook Battery Life

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301 Comparison
  11. Motorola Xoom Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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