It seems like tablets are the next big thing slated for success/attention in the mobile device category – pun intended (if you can find it). So when Camangi had their WebStation up for pre-order they got some decent attention. Turns out it wasn’t so deserved.
Michael Smith from Gizmodo was able to get an early unit, paid for it in full, and recently posted his review. It’s a long and thorough review, but I think it’ll suffice to just read his conclusion:
But essentially it’s about as powerful as a digital picture frame, and that’s very sad. Basically my plan at this point is to call American Express and find out what I can do to return and refund. In my opinion the Camangi WebStation is a total fail and I can’t recommend it to anyone at any price.
It doesn’t get much worse than that in terms of “summing it up”.
The company recently sent me an Email suggesting I better hurry up and pre-order because the opportunity ends on December 31st and if I don’t snag one by then, I might just miss out altogether. For some reason I think they’ll have PLENTY of WebStations sitting in a warehouse somewhere, begging to be stolen (since they can’t be sold).
Here is the Email they sent me:
Thank you in advance for your support for Camangi WebStation.
The pre-order event is only available until Thursday, Dec. 31 2009, 11:59:59 p.m. (GMT-5:00). In case that your coupon number will be invalid in 3 days, please go to our Store to place an order before the deadline. After shipping out all pre-order products, WebStation will also be ready on our Online Store and Amazon.com soon. If you prefer not to use PayPal to place an order, you can purchase WebStation until then.
If you have any question or opinion, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you very much!
Camangi wish you a Happy New Year!
All the best,
Camangi WebStation Team
Oh well… I guess we’ll have to play the waiting game for a decent Android Tablet to come out of the mill. And I’m wondering if by then it’ll be a Chrome OS Tablet we’re really wanting?