Pandigital 7-inch Planet Tablet Sees FCC

May 16, 2011
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Behold another eReader with access to Barnes and Noble Bookstore's online store full of ebooks. This isn't the first eBook reader that Pandigital has put out in their manufacturing history, and it's certainly not the last, but it IS certainly the most recent, and Android IS present upon it. Earlier today we reported that NOOKcolor's app downloads hit 1 million after only a week online - but that's apps. Will this Pangitital device have access to the same NOOK Apps store? Given that it comes with "a host" of apps pre-installed, it might be possible.

On the other hand, it'd make a whole lot more sense for this device to be working with the Amazon App store, don't you think? Having not seen an eReader with Android Market access yet (at least non-hacked-wise,) I'd bank on no market access or Amazon access. The device you're looking at here is a 7-inch tablet with TFT LCD screen, Wifi access and access to Barnes and Noble for eBooks. The tablet features front and rear-facing camera, HDMI output and even a microphone.

The "Planet" contains a slew of pre-installed apps including Facebook, Dictionary, Antivirus, and OfficeSuite Viewer. Wait, Antivirus? How can that be? I thought handheld devices couldn't get viruses? Of course they can, young Jedi, they've just not seen any big attacks yet. In the very near future we're going to have to be very attentive potential viral attacks on devices with Android, iOS, and the lot, and Android Community will be your go-to site for updates on such stuff.

Stay safe and stay Android!

[via WirelessGoodness]


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  • Vegas11t

    Pick mine up June 8th at local Kohl’s, I’ve had plenty on time with the standard ereader with the android firmware upgrade, so this will be a snap to add Amazon, Appshare, 1Mobile, games, radio, etc. Add iReader and you gain the mobipocket format from you local library, add Overdrive and you can direct download local library Epub’s and Pdf’s.

  • Anuitutu

    you guys sound like this is  snap to use. I am having the hardest time just setting up to connect to my regular gmail account. I can only get 1.5 bars even though it says it is connected.  Do I just have a bad tablet or just too technologically challenged for this new marvel?  Is there somewhere I can go to have a ‘human’ show me how this works without costing more than the planet it self?

    • Vegas11t

      Sorry to hear your having problems, gmail and yahoo setup were no different then any other device, in my case a cheap Wondermedia 8560 the older Pandigital Novel or the Planet. No idea what your experience level is, a lot of the rest of us put in a large amount of reading, google searching and trial and error. try contacting Mark “I love the pandigital planet” on Facebook or “Gameroid”.
         

    • Vegas11t

      Sorry to hear your having problems, gmail and yahoo setup were no different then any other device, in my case a cheap Wondermedia 8560 the older Pandigital Novel or the Planet. No idea what your experience level is, a lot of the rest of us put in a large amount of reading, google searching and trial and error. try contacting Mark “I love the pandigital planet” on Facebook or “Gameroid”.
         

  • Bjewing3

    I know this question is out there but I don’t want to waste money. I would like to know if I could access ebay and xxx videos on the pandigital planet tablet?

    • Vegas11t

      Yep, the apk’s are out there for (free) and in both cases your covered.

      • Bjewing3

        Thank you so much! and just to make sure, your saying I could access xxx vids; even if I were to use the browser to go to a website to access the vids? For example xnxx.com? It’s a free site I was just worried about being able to view the vids.

      • Vegas11t

        Already answered.

  • Bjewing3

    I know this question is out there but I don’t want to waste money. I would like to know if I could access ebay and xxx videos on the pandigital planet tablet?

  • chris m

    Can these devises be connected to the internet through a cellular wireless card?

    • Vegas11t

      No sim card slot, in case you missed that.

      • Youmara

        What is the SD/MMC Cards than?

      • Vegas11t

        Additional storage just like a camera card, or think of it as a mini flashdrive.  Not a sim card. The funkie Wondermedia tablets had both slots (SD/ & SimMMC). Even my Vizio Tablet has no sim slot. 

      • Youmara

        So how can we get the more storage.Also I not being able to play some games.

      • Youmara

        How can I update my tablet’s software to be able to access the iTune store. Not letting me. This a new toy to me so I’m learning bit by bit.Thanks.

  • SCR10101

    Most of these multimedia tablets with front and rear cameras also do video chat, but I can’t seem to find any reference to the PD Planet being able to do this.  Will it do it, perhaps with the right app?

    • Vegas11t

      No additional app required, The included camera app has a “VIDEO FUNCTION SETTING”, clearly outlined in the user guide Page 44.

  • Biclach

    in your description, you that it has anti-virus protection, where is it located on the device and under what name?

  • Youmara

    My Tablet has a SD card slot. I have to purchase one. Any brand susgestions?Thanks.

  • Sjvbll5

    How do I convert files to be able to play on the tablet? It tells me my files are not the correct format.

  • Catfan1956

    How do I set up my gmail accont on my new tabled?  When I follow the steps and enter the user ID and password it tells me that one of them is incorrect but it isn’t.

  • Chnckid

    I would like to know what web site to go to, to download games, ect. for pandigital planet tablet and where can I find a case for it? Thanks

    • newuser

      did you find out  how to do this?  I’m trying to download free games and can’t find any that work.  tried to downloas dolphin  broweser and can’t figure that our either….

  • Chnckid

    I would like to know what web site to go to, to download games, ect. for pandigital planet tablet and where can I find a case for it? Thanks

  • Maddie

    I have one from a few years ago but i put a password on it that I can’t remember. Is there a way I can reset it?

  • pebbles

    I have one the screen went blank what can I do

  • Youmara

    I also have another brand tablet and the same thing happen. I just let the charge it run down and waited a couple of days before I put to charge again and it worked. What ever happened I don’t have any idea.