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Hello,

I'm looking for a portable tablet or touch screen mp3 player that runs android. I'm essentially looking for an ipod touch equivalent, but with a few specific details:

-Must have wifi and bluetooth
-Must be able to play standard/popular multimedia
-Around 5 or 6" diagonally (Something pocket sized)
-Minimalistic buttons (Pretty much just a touch screen, like the ipod touch)
-Must be running/compatible with Android
-$200 - $400

The reason I'm looking for a portable Android tablet is because I wish to tinker with making apps. I'd like to try to make an app that would use bluetooth to communicate with electronics or at least with my computers. Since you can't make apps for the ipod touch without apple sucking your blood, the open source policy of Android would allow me to make apps and load them to my device as I please.

Also, I don't have a portable multimedia player, so that's a bonus.

I don't have a good perspective on hardware/speed for portable devices. However, I don't think I require anything too fancy. Just as long as it can play videos and run simple apps. I think the specs of an ipod touch or better would be good. I've been looking at the Archos 5 series (the internet tablet has bluetooth). The not yet released Creative Egg Plaszma, but these are for branding or something, I'm not sure what's going on. There a few HTCs. Samsung is coming out with Galaxy S, but I think that a smartphone.

On the subject of smartphones, I'd imagine you can get one as a portable media player, and just ignore the phone features? Like the Nexus One or something similar?

Anyway, if you could recommend anything, and your reasoning behind it, I would greatly appreciate the help!

Thanks
 

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Check out the Nationite MIDnite or Wits a81E. These are the same unit and have pretty good specs. only think im not 100% on is they are restrictive screens not captive. IE no double touch to zoom.

But other than that they will do everything you want I think
 

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Android tablets

there are a fiew different ones, just check ebay.

80$ seems to be the going price on some units...

others have cameras and stuff built in for a little more money...

there are also new versions of Android other than whats in these units...

also some different options for size and such... physical ram ect..

900mhz units... some may be better...

check out ebay... lots there to choose from... under $100 canadian delievered and all...

I was going to get one... considered it... but would be like any other PDA... nice if you have a use for it..
 
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