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Velocity Micro T301 Cruz 7-Inch Android 2.0 Tablet (Black)

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  • 7" TFT 800 x 600
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
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Customer Rating 2 out of 5 stars (244) 3 out of 5 stars (1971) 3 out of 5 stars (61) 2 out of 5 stars (33)
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Display Size 7 inches 7 inches 7 inches 7 inches
Native Resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 600 1024 X 600 800 x 600
Item Weight 1 pounds 0.88 pounds 0.64 pounds 2.5 pounds
Processors unknown 528 MHz ARM Cortex A 9 1 GHz 1 GHz Information not provided
Operating System android 2.0 blackberry tablet os Android 4.4 Android 2.0
Memory 256 MB SDRAM 1 GB DDR2 1 GB SDRAM DDR3 0.512 GB
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Product Description

A remarkably affordable, remarkably feature rich tablet. Packed inside the Cruz Tablet’s smart, refined design are specs and features enough to go head to head with any other tablet PC on the market. Play games and video, read books, download apps, and browse the web, all from this revolutionary device! Capacitive touch screen and content via Amazon Kindle app for an amazing user experience. Backed by Velocity Micro’s expert US-based support.

Velocity Micro T301 Cruz 7-inch Tablet

The Kindle app comes to color!  Download books in full color with just a tab from the world's most popular ebook store: Kindle.  "Cruz" through all of your media including videos, books, magazines, and music all on this revolutionary device's crystal-clear, full-color, 7-inch display.  The Cruz's non-proprietary interface even allows you to install Android based apps and games to make your device your own.

At just under one pound, the sleek Cruz Tablet goes everywhere you do and fits perfectly in one hand. Use the built-in Kindle bookstore app to download and read over 700,000 eBooks in a light and convenient package. Staying up-to-date with email and social networks is just a Wi-Fi hotspot away, thanks to the Cruz Tablet's 802.11n Wi-Fi and full browser support. You can even load your Cruz Tablet's 4GB of internal storage up with all your favorite music and movies to make it a completely mobile media device!

Your media in the palm of your hand

A feature-rich interface makes "cruzing" through videos, photos, and apps fun and easy

Stay connected with friends while on the go!

Cruz Through Your Media

Full-Color Touchscreen Display
The Cruz Tablet features a seven-inch (diagonal) capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 600 pixel resolution, ideal for viewing movies, eBooks and eMagazines, and Web pages. The highly responsive, capacitive touch screen provides simple navigation. A built-in, tilt-activated accelerometer will flip the page display from portrait to landscape and back when you turn the device.

Android-Based OS
The Cruz Tablet uses the Android OS, an easy-to-use, powerful, and reliable operating system from the team at Google. Designed for touchscreen devices like the Cruz, Android helps you easily manage your programs with a vastly intuitive interface.

eBook Reader
The included Kindle app offers over 700,000 eBooks for quick and easy download through any wifi connection, letting you pack dozens of books for a weeklong getaway without weighing down your suitcase. And it's all in full color! Support is provided for ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, and HTML reader files.

Enjoy Your Other Media
Bring your favorite movies on a plane without the hassle of a portable DVD player or laptop, with support for MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats. Listen to your favorite tunes in MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV formats. Or share pictures from your last vacation with JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP support.

Stay Connected with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Full Browser Support
Put the power of the Internet right in your hands. Stay connected with email and social networks even while on the road.

Download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games.

Download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games through the Cruz Market.

Slim and Stylish
Velocity has designed and refined the Cruz Tablet to be as stylish as it is amazing. Get ready to attract attention with the sleek, slim, and stylish Cruz Tablet.

Add Storage Capacity
The Cruz Tablet offers 4GB internal storage, expandable via both USB and SD card slots. A 4 GB SD card is included with the device.

Built-in Applications
Along with the Kindle app, the Cruz Tablet includes a built-in dictionary, file manager, calendar, alarm clock, social media, OfficeSuite viewer, Napster, and other useful apps. Download and install even more via the Cruz Market.

User-Replaceable Battery
An extended life, user-replaceable lithium-ion battery is included, offering up to 10+ hours of life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby).

Product Support
Each Cruz is backed by Velocity Micro's expert US-based support, for extra peace of mind.

What's in the Box
Cruz Tablet model T301, AC adapter, carrying pouch, stand, user's guide, and 4GB SD card.

Product Information

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Screen Size7 inches
Screen Resolution800 x 600
Max Screen Resolution800 x 600 pixels
Processor528 MHz
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameVelocity
Item model numberT301
Operating Systemandroid 2.0
Item Weight1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H5.60 x 0.57 x 7.50 inches
Color black
Rear Webcam Resolution 1 MP
Processor BrandIngenic
Processor Count2
Flash Memory Size2 GB
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #13,202 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableDecember 2, 2010
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567 of 582 people found the following review helpful By Julia Hatcher on December 30, 2010
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If you want an Android tablet running the latest version, able to play all the latest apps and flash video, don't buy this tablet. If you want an Android tablet you can root or upgrade, don't bother, you will not be happy. If you want it to be an Ipad, forget about it.

However, if you want a $250 color e-reader that has a stable OS, long battery life, and a seven inch 800x600 touchscreen you will be pleased. You will be more pleased with the capability to surf the internet, check e-mail and load simple apps. The Cruz comes preloaded with the Kindle reader and most other e-readers can be downloaded from The screen size, the rubber back, touch screen, wifi, and all day battery life make this an excellent e-reader that compares well with the Nook color. The new version of the Android Kindle app (which can be downloaded from also allows you to download magazines in color.

As an e-reader with expanded capabilities the Cruz is a great product and I am very pleased with it. Out of the box, the software is very stable, the battery is 75% charged and the Kindle app is ready to go. As a cutting edge Galaxy or Ipad competitor, the Cruz falls short, but it is much cheaper than those devices. I describe the Cruz to my friends as a Kindle version of the Nook Color. A "Kindle Color" is the best way to describe it.

I have loaded my Cruz with the following apps, all obtained from or the web, and they all work well: Kindle, Overdrive Media Console (for library e-books), Kobo Reader, Aldiko Reader, Wapedia, Newspapers, Reuters, Iheartradio, Skyfire browser and Dolphin browser.
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323 of 332 people found the following review helpful By Kalaab M. Pickering on January 3, 2011
EDIT: After having this tablet for over a year now, I'm reducing the star rating from 4 to 2. After buying and reviewing this tablet originally, I bought a Samsung Transform phone, which runs Android 2.2.2. After having a direct comparison, this tablet started showing its flaws. While I still stand by my original comments (which remain unedited below), there are some significant issues that I found unsatisfactory:

* Software Limitations - This turned out to be a big one for me. When I bought this tablet, I noted a wide variety of file support. However, as time has passed, this device's fairly early Android O/S doesn't support a lot of newer apps. Also, while finding .apk files to install software on the internet is easy, the complete lack of Android Market/Play Store support is a major disadvantage. Also, you can't upgrade the Android O/S on the Cruz, possibly on account of my next point:

* Hardware Limitations - I can't weigh this too heavily, simply because tablets are a one-shot device that can't really be upgraded (though I believe that day is coming soon). In any case, The Cruz's 528mhz processor (compared to my Transform's 800mhz processor) definitely trails behind. Both devices have 256mb of RAM, and the Transform's performance totally clobbers the Cruz.

* Usability - Since my purchase of the Cruz, I have also purchased a low-rung Kindle. I purchased the Kindle when the price dropped, and I won't read on another platform ever again. I've had experience with the Nook readers (both color and virtual paper display models), and the elegance and functionality of the Kindle is far superior. I was shocked at how pleasurable and simple the reading process is on the Kindle, as compared to the Cruz, which is clunky and slow.
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121 of 122 people found the following review helpful By FrisbeePat on May 19, 2011
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First of all, I love this device! And just so you know, I was a software engineer in my previous career and now teach an engineering curriculum in high school, so believe me, when kids are wowed by your technology then you know it's good stuff. A few months ago I foolishly bought a Chinese knock-off Android tablet and I hated it; it was the classic case of "you get what you pay for." The Cruz T301 is definitely NOT a knock-off. The screen is gorgeous and extremely responsive, the Kindle app works just fine with all my eBooks, and there are plenty of the apps that I need in the Amazon store. Take note, I said "apps that I need." No, the Cruz does not have access to the Android Marketplace but let's be honest, there's a lot of junk apps in the full marketplace and I don't need 99.999% of them.

For those that are either having troubles with their Cruz or are hesitant due to some of the negative reviews, I should tell you that the Cruz is not great out of the box. There are some things you need to do in order to get the maximum performance out of it. None of these things will void the warranty (like rooting it) or take a great deal of expertise.

1. Read the complete user guide BEFORE opening the box. The manual included with the Cruz is laughable at best.

2. UPGRADE TO ANDROID 2.2! I am shouting that one because it is the first thing you should do with it out of the box! (After giving it a full charge anyway) The upgrade is easy to do, takes about no more than 15 minutes, and there are simple step-by-step instructions on the manufacturer's web site. Believe me you will see a great deal of improvement in performance if you upgrade it. Plus upgrading it to 2.2 is just the right thing to do. No one should be running 2.0.

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