I've been looking forever for a (cheap enough) tiny touchscreen wifi device to embed into laser cut switch-plates and stick on my walls to control my X10 stuff. This looks close enough to get my interest. I think I'll need to root android to do what I want to do though. Is rooting android hard on this device?
How big is this usb dongle that gets you 3g? A picture would be helpful. The absence of one creates the impression that its been omitted for good reason, ie: its completely impractical to actually ever use.
Charging dock or must we fiddle with little wires and connectors to charge it, get our music out of it?
Expansion interface port like iphone, or all/only usb?
Usb host mode, slave mode (like a disk) or both.
You product is an early adopter/uber-geek toy, you need to add the ability to drill down to much, much more technical detail in your web site. You need more pictures, and probably video of the device in action. I've got my finger on the paypal button, I need just the tiniest nudge to give this thing a try.
I'm about to just use ipod touches and give up on some of the more advanced stuff I wanted to do. I was hoping to use picwing frames but they turned out to be more vapor than real. I thought cruchpads were going to be it, and then they got joojoo-ed. Still looking.
1) Rooting androind on this device is not hard, we can provide detailed informations.
2) The USB 3G dongle is very small, we will have pictures uploaded on the website in a couple of days. We are choosing amongst different designs.
3) No bluetooth
4) No external keyboard for now, we are conducting research about which models in the market android could support.
5) The ports on the machine are only 1 micro USB, and 1 9.5 mm audio out jack.
6) Charging is via usb cable to pc, or with included adaptor.
7) usb mode host
I will upload more pictures very soon, i am waiting to meet with the factory to buy the prototype i have ordered weeks ago, but the chinese holidays slowed down business here. Thanks a lot again.
Ouch. So its still in its joojoo phase. Ok, criticism numero uno: You should absolutely not "presell" these things. You should not look like you're within a hundred miles of taking money before you've got crates of them sitting on a shelf ready to ship tomorrow. Apple can get away with this kind of thing because they have a track record of delivering on time. For everyone else, its a "close browser, c-ya, not coming back until everyone I know has bought one, received it and raved about it" event.
If you responded, in thought, to this with even a tiny bit of "but I need the money from presales to pay the manufactures to get the fist shipment going", hang it up, you're just about certain not to make it in the hardware business.
Sorry to sound harsh, but I've been on this train before.
* Tab index on /n/MyAccount/newshipping-addresses.php is way off. Try tabbing through the form.
When you click on the picture of their epad, you get a picture of a white shirt.
Also, it looks like the enso-now logo is a black version of the Lucent logo.
Also, I couldn't find detailed technical specs. What processor? Amount of RAM, etc. ?
I would wait for a critical review before ordering.
I really want a nice ~32G music/video player that uses Android. I do have the Archos device, and the hardware is nice, but the software is So. Fucking. Bad. I will write it myself if I am allowed to, but I can't flash my own firmware or have root access, so that's not possible.
Also, the screenshot on your web page is not Android 2.0.
p.s. I couldn't find that it is a resistive screen on the site, only in this title.
Now, before you get my $189, tell me more about this "external USB 3G" business. Does this device come with a 3G radio, or not? That's like saying my laptop "has 3G" because it has a USB port.
It would be acceptable if the dongle was in an internal or snap-in bay of some sort, so that it could not accidentally become dislodged and did not mar the shape of the device.