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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 fails to impress: slow, broken WiFi and poor ereader app

Pandigital Novel fails to impress: slow, broken WiFi and poor ereader app

Considering picking up a Pandigital Novel ereader now that they're available at Kohl's?  Judging by ebook-afficianado Nate's first-impressions, you might do better to wait a while before dropping your cash; he's found the Novel to be slow, broken in its WiFi support and significantly lacking in flexibility.

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Pandigital Novel eReader lands at Kohl’s for $60 over MSRP

Pandigital Novel eReader lands at Kohl’s for $60 over MSRP

Back on May 24, the Pandigital Novel eReader was officially unveiled. The eReader has a color 7-inch LCD and generally looks really cool. It runs Android and has WiFi connectivity. The cool part about that WiFi connectivity on the device is that it not only lets users connect to the Barnes & Noble eBook store, it also lets them share titles for up to 14 days.

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