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Pandigital Novel firmware update boosts beleaguered tablet

Pandigital Novel firmware update boosts beleaguered tablet

Pandigital promised to address their Novel tablet's issues with some tweaked software, and it seems the time has finally come.  Nate from The Digital Reader spotted a new firmware update for the Novel, and the good news is that it turns it into a reasonable Android tablet.  The bad news, though, is that as an ereader it still lags behind the nook and Kindle.  Touchscreen responsiveness - after a couple of hard-resets - is much improved, as is WiFi stability, but page turns in the Reader and Library apps are still too slow.

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Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Fresh news out of Pandigital today, finally responding to the is-it-a-recall controversy of recent weeks, and who are now saying that the Novel touchscreen ereader won't be back in stores for around a month.  The Digital Reader has been told by the company that they've using this opportunity to re-examine the firmware and make sure it's really ready for public consumption this time around.

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New black Pandigital Novel hardware replacing underwhelming existing model?

New black Pandigital Novel hardware replacing underwhelming existing model?

Pandigital's handling of the Novel ereader-cum-tablet continues to provoke controversy, with the latest rumor being that the company plans to replace the existing white models with an alternative black version.  According to The Digital Reader, multiple sources have suggested that a black 2GB version of the Novel is in the pipeline as the existing white version is recalled; the new Novel may not be solely a cosmetic change, either, since a unit with improved internal hardware has previously been spotted crossing the FCC.

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Half-baked Pandigital Novel gets recalled [Updated]

Half-baked Pandigital Novel gets recalled [Updated]

After early users reported multiple problems with the ereader device, Pandigital has apparently decided to recall the Android-based Novel.  Owner Nate has been in touch with Kohl's telephone support, who have confirmed that owners can send back their tablets for a full refund.  Among the problems reported were patchy touchscreen responsiveness, sluggish browsing and WiFi that was reluctant to connect.

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Pandigital Novel ereader packs B&N eBookstore access, Android & WiFi

Pandigital Novel ereader packs B&N eBookstore access, Android & WiFi

Pandigital may be better known on these pages for their digital photo frames, but the company have another use for a 7-inch LCD: an ereader.  The Pandigital Novel eschews E Ink for a full color touchscreen LCD display, Android OS and WiFi b/g/n, the latter being used for wireless connection to Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.

That means support not only for purchasing ebooks, newspapers and magazines, but use of B&N's LendMe functionality that allows readers to share texts for up to 14 days.  LendMe will work with B&N's PC/Mac ereader clients and, we're presuming, the company's own nook ereader.  Meanwhile there's also multimedia support, including MP3, AAC and WAV audio, JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF images and MPEG4 video; content can be saved to the 1GB of internal memory or to an SD or MMC memory card.

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Pandigital Photo Mail DPF with AT&T 3G drops imminently

Pandigital Photo Mail DPF with AT&T 3G drops imminently

Remember the Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame?  We mocked its name and wretched press shots back in January, but also lauded its integrated AT&T 3G for wirelessly receiving new images sent to a dedicated email address.  Pandigital have just announced that the $179.99 will go on sale within the next couple of weeks, and they've also confirmed pricing for their pre-pay photo download packages.

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Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame gets 3G image downloads

Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame gets 3G image downloads

Late into 2009 we upgraded our criteria for digital photo frames that want to avoid SlashGear scorn.  No longer is WiFi enough, to be taken seriously such displays must offer something more impressive - like integrated 3G - if they want to be lauded.  Happily Pandigital's Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame has enough spec-sheet positives to encourage us to overlook that dire name (and the equally dire press shots): it packs an 8-inch 800 x 600 LED-backlit display and AT&T wireless for WiFi-free downloads.

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