E FUN Nextbook Premium 9 Android tablet in time for the holidays

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A tablet a day, keeps the doctor away – sorry, that does not work, even though if the tablet’s you are brandishing in your hand is of the Apple variety. The E FUN Nextbook Premium 9 Android tablet is the next available model to be released in this hectic day and age, where it will come with a 9″ High-Definition touchscreen display, a front facing camera, a mini USB port and integrated Wi-Fi connectivity among others. There will also be pre-loaded software items to help you get started right out of the box, although I am not quite sure whether the power user would appreciate having such bloatware come with the tablet.

According to Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales for E FUN, “The Nextbook Premium 9 is the newest model of our Premium tablets. It is sleek, fast, and can easily be transported to work, school, or leisure activities. The 9”, easy-to-use touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi give busy students and professionals access to the applications they need on a daily basis. Users can read their favorite book, research on the Internet, view and email files, take notes, video chat, watch videos or listen to music.”

What else do we know of the Nextbook Premium 9? For starters, we do know that this tablet will run on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and will also be fully upgradable thanks to over the air (OTA) update capabilities. Running with the “twin terrors” of a Rockchips RK2918 chipset and A8 Cortex 1Ghz processor, the 9″ display is of the 1280 x 800 resolution variety, making it easy on your eyes whenever you want to play games or watch movies on it. Being compatible with Flash 10.1 also offers a richer Internet experience, while having its 4GB of internal flash memory might be enough for some, others can always opt to augment it with an SD memory card thrown into the mix.

Other hardware specifications include a four-button touch menu and capacitive multi touch screen, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, a mini USB port, built-in speakers and a 4-way G-sensor. It will retail for $349.99 a pop from December 20th onwards.

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10 reviews or comments

Pat Clark Says: December 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

This is by far the Worst purchase we ever made!They tell you it has full Android capability but it doesnt! You dont have access to android market so you cant download ANY Apps that are not already on here when you get it. such as Facebook, Skype, ect. This is not worth the cost of the box it comes in! Dont Waiste your time or money!

Glentrs Says: December 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Try using the amazon app download that shouldve come on a separate sheet. I have the 7 inch already and it’s fine.

shawn Says: January 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

You can root them with gingerbreak and have dull android. Voids any warranty though.

Robin cornelius Says: January 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I ordered a premium textbook 7 day after thanksgiving for christmas. It quit working Jan 22 2012. I’m very unhappy

kathy Says: August 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

I aquired this device 1 week ago using accumulated Aeroplan miles that were about to expire. Silly me, I should have read the reviews before ordering it. Now I find I cannot access e-books from my local library, I can download books but cannot open the file. the blurb says this device comes preloaded with 25 free books, also a joke, anyone can download these books that are now part of the publice domain, I should add
that is if you wantt to read the Count of Monte Cristo, Jane Austin, Emily Bronte..I could go on but you get the picture. Futher more the device showed that the battery was low, I plugged it in overnight and got the yellow light to say it was fully charged, when I opened up the tablet I got a message to say “connect to your power source your battery is only 3% charged. Don’t waste your money, make sure any device you buy is going to do what you want it to do. Anyone want to buy a slightly used nextbook9 Android Tablet, its going cheap.

Louise Newness Says: November 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Purchased yesterday at Big Lots for 1/2 the original price or maybe lower. I have to take it to McDonalds to play w it as I have no wifi in my home. So far my biggest complaint is I can not update the weather for Houston, and when I accessed my chorus website it would not accept my password so am resetting my password from my notebook which is part of Sprint w it’s own phone number. Iwas hoping I would like it as I am considering wi-fi for my home. I already have Kindle, I want to use this to download sheet music from my chorus website to file and use for practice.

shany Says: December 2, 2012 at 7:06 am

THE WORST TABLET!

Ryan Says: December 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I purchased my NextBook 9 at Big Lots. my unit came with ICS installed. I downloaded an app called 1Mobile Market and I was then able to download most apps that I wanted. The rest were downloaded from google and such. The unit is a little sluggish and can get frustrating. It functions fine for a cheap tablet. I got this for work so I wouldn’t have to worry about scuffing up my expensive tablet at work. Battery life is okay but as mentioned before, sometimes you can plug it in and it doesn’t charge. Also it was quite challenging to find a case for it. I think it is an okay unit. I’ve managed to force it to do everything I wanted it to do. And yes you will need work arounds to get it to do everything you might want it to do.

Nextbook User Says: January 10, 2013 at 5:28 am

If you’re a little more ambitious, and REALLY want to have the GooglePlay Store app… there’s a site with a bunch of dedicated Premium9 tablet users who have “rooted” their tablets, and made it so GooglePlay WILL work on the tablet! The instructions are very detailed, and the users are very good about offering help to those not familiar with the aforementioned process.

It seems they now have the ROM for updating the Premium9 OS to 4.0 (ICS), as well as detailed info on rooting the tablet to use GooglePlay. Keep in mind that doing this will most likely void the warranty of your device. There doesn’t seem to be much worry about risk, but it isn’t recommended if you are concerned about not having warranty coverage!

I have ICS, and I’m going to give this a try… because it really sucks not having access to the GooglePlay Store apps!!

http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?1073-Nextbook-Premium-9-Root

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