I am a tablet fan, I have used loads of tablet PCs some Ultra Mobile PCs, I love phones with touch screens and even own an iPad. Speaking of my iPad the day before I got it I got the Camangi Webstation.
The Webstation is a nice sized tablet with a 7 inch color screen it weighs just under a pound and is available in Pearl White. Two more colors are coming soon Piano Black and Light Pink.
The Webstation is powered by a Marvel PXA303 624MHz processor, 128 Mobile DDR memory and 256 MB of NAND system memory. It runs the Google Android OS.
The Android OS turns the Webstation into a device you can keep track of your appointments with, browse the web, read a book, check your email or check your local weather. It works great for doing all of that however the slow 624MHz processor gets taxed quickly and you find yourself becoming impatient with the Webstation.
The thing that bugged me the most was adding events to my calendar, it was a tedious process and you are unable to sync it with your computer or Google Calendar for that matter.
One thing I did like was the responsiveness of the screen, I didn’t find myself double tapping or tapping hard on the screen like I do with other touch screen devices.
Something else I enjoyed was how easy it was to connect a 3G USB dongle and get wireless internet, I really liked. I hope that future versions have the 3G module built in and all I have to stick in is a SIM Card.
If you do not have a 3G USB dongle don’t worry it does have Wireless B/G connectivity so you can pretty much connect to any open wireless network.
But there were times where I literally wanted to toss it out the window. It would crash for no reason and instead of using it as a Tablet that I’d carry with me I ended up using it mainly as a Glorified Picture Frame/Alarm Clock/weather Station next to my bed.
I also found myself using it from time to time as a way to check out my photography when I was out and about. It was nice to have a 7 inch screen to look at any pictures I took on my DSL. I simply just pulled the microSD card from my Nikon D60 and stuck it into the Webstation. So if you’re a photog it may come in handy for you.
In theory the Camangi Webstation is a great device and in my opinion it’s the perfect size. If it were faster and less buggy I would probably take it with me everywhere and would prefer it to my iPad since its smaller.
Camangi really needs to get a faster processor, more memory, and syncing capabilities into the Webstation and then any only then will it be a great device to own.
I do have to admit though the $275 price tag is amazing and knowing what I know about its performance I still recommend buying one at that price, just don’t expect the power of a 500 dollar tablet.
For more information visit http://www.camangi.com