Commtiva N700 – A Dark Horse

The Commtiva N700 is the latest tablet to join the 7″ line up, and despite it boasting a similar set of specs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it hasn’t arrived with quite the same hype. That’s not to put Linx’s creation down in any way of course as it has some of the best tablet features around at the moment, including Android 2.2, phone call capabilities and two cameras. Are we looking at the dark horse of the tablet competition?

Style

The Commtiva N700 follows the tablet design trend. The 7 inch WVGA display fronts the device with four touch-sensitive buttons lining the bottom. The silver aluminium sides give the tab a solid feel, housing all of the usual culprits namely a microSD and SIM card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack and volume controls. Both the front and back panels have a glossy black finish which stylishly takes away from the tablet’s otherwise industrial appearance however, it proved to be a magnet for fingerprint marks.

The Commtiva tab fits into one hand although the straight aluminium edges don’t make it particularly comfortable to hold upright. The tablet weighs 375 grams but it feels a lot heavier than that, which is surprising considering it’s one of the lightest tablets on the market. We’ve put it down to the device’s rectangular design, but at least it’s built to last.

Power

A 600MHz processor powers the Commtiva N700 which comes loaded up with Android 2.2. Of course, this spec isn’t quite as impressive as other tablets and there was the odd occasion when it had to catch its breath when zooming and scrolling on web pages. It ran smoothly for the majority of the time though, so providing you’re not bothered about super speedy transitions, this shouldn’t be much of a problem. In fact, the capacitive multi-touch display was very responsive making up for any gripes we had with the speed of the tablet. After all, something has to be sacrificed in order to keep tablets cheap and we think Linx have made the right choice here.

All the standard Android 2.2 goodies are on the Commtiva tab. Google Maps and Gmail are already pre-loaded and raring to go, plus access to the Android Market and there are five customisable homescreens too. The manufacturer has put their own stamp on the interface and placed four shortcuts on the homescreen, one of which loads up a carousel of popular websites including Facebook, Flickr and Sky News.

What else can it do?

  • Camera: The Commtiva N700 has a 3 megapixel snapper on the back plus an additional front facing VGA camera. The rear camera has a zoom and video recording capabilities and is one of the device’s best features. The pictures come out in a nice crisp colour and we have to give Linx kudos for having a tablet with some of the highest specced cameras around right now. Check out the test video footage we shot on it below:
  • Connectivity: The Commtiva tab has 3G, Wi-Fi b/g plus Bluetooth 2.1.
  • Memory: There’s 512MB RAM including 4GB internal memory. The tab also has a microSD card slot capable of holding up to 32GB.
  • Phone call capabilities
  • GPS
  • MicroUSB 2.0 port
  • 3240 mAH battery
  • Documents To Go office document editor
  • Music and video player

Any downsides?

The one thing we would change about the Commtiva N700 is the design. It’s not very comfortable to hold, which is a shame as it is perfectly formed for portability. Although the tablet has a solid build, it feels like a dead weight in hand despite the manufacturer’s claim that it is only 375 grams. Another gripe we had was the homescreen layout. For some reason, you can only view the homescreens and main menu in landscape mode so every time we needed to go back to the start we had to flip the tablet back around which was pretty annoying.

Conclusion

The Commtiva N700 has set the benchmark for lower-end tablets. It matches up to many of the features that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has to offer and installing a lower spec processor was a wise choice by the manufacturer to keep the price down. The Commtiva tab will be the perfect choice for anyone looking to take their first step into the tablet world.

75 thoughts on “Commtiva N700 – A Dark Horse

  1. Hey there I’m worried that my commtiva is broke won’t turn on n won’t even picture up when battery is charging what can I do as this was a present where can I go to fix it x

    • Hi. Sherell

      Do you know if the device was purchased from Dialaphone? It could be worth asking whoever gave it to you as taking it back to the company which supplied it would be the best thing to do if you’re having problems with the tablet.

      Let us know and we’ll be happy to help if we can.

      Thanks

      Chris, Dialaphone

  2. Today my commtiva suddenly stopped charging, I can still use it but only while its plugged in. I have tried 3 different chargers, USB & mains, still wont charge. Any ideas what’s going on? Had it since Dec 2011 no problems at all. Thanx.

    • Hi Sara

      Thanks for your message. Sorry to hear about your troubles with the Commtiva. The first thing we would try is to ensure a software update is carried out on the tablet, as this can affect battery capabilities.

      Thanks

      Dialaphone

  3. hi,
    I bought this exact unit for my mom and now she is very frustrated since the device will no longer turn on. I believe she turned it off to save some battery then when she turned it back on there was just a vibration coming from the unit as if it was already about to turn on but to no avail it wouldn’t power up. My mom assumed it was just drained so she charged it in the main supply for several hours now say running 8 hours but still it wouldn’t turn on. I mean normally this unit would turn on even if it is charging. we can only see a red light in the led indicator and by the way we’ve been trying several main power supplies hoping it would help but we are of no luck! please please help this is my mother’s first tablet. I didn’t imagine it would give up just after 2 days usage.

    • Hi Maria,

      Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to help you unless you provide more information about the keyboard.

      Is the external device a USB keyboard? Or is it a Bluetooth keyboard?

      If it is the latter, full details of how to connect Bluetooth devices can be found here.

      Hope this goes some way towards solving your problem.

  4. Hello
    I was away for about two months and my tablet was in my closet on a stable place (my closet door was locked so it was left untouched for two months.) and the last time i used it the battery ran out and i didn’t need my tablet so i just put it there and now i urgently need it for the next week and i plugged it in and a white screen appeared and then in turned off (the red battery light is on tho) it has been plugged in for 2 hours now and I keep pushing the power button but NOTHING happens :( PLEASE HELPPPP

  5. recently bought an N700 however like many other comments here I find it difficult to log in to my Yahoo mail account or even log in to the internet. I have tried following your advise below regarding going through Market tab. All I get is message to add a google account . When I try to I receive message ‘ problem occurred while communicating with google servers.
    I have already purchased a new pay as you go SIM card through O2 and would love to be able to use my tablet to browse the web as I find my blackberry phone too fiddly.
    Many thanks for your time
    Moira

  6. Hi, Just pruchased this item, simple question I cannot seem to get it to connect to the web, have a sim O2 with 500mb web in 700 but says the “relevant” page is unavailable, I have tried to check the obvious settings I must have missed something simple I think? Help appreciated thanks

  7. hi there i am looking at buying one of these to use around the house for internet and facebook to save me dragging my laptop round with me, i have an android smartphone and love it, i have heard some of these can have the option of inserting a sim card into it, is this essential or not??? if i was to insert my sim card could i use it as a phone with all the normal operations that i have on my mobile? also can i plug my external hard drive into it and drag and drop music and pics onto the tablet

    Many Thanks
    Peter

  8. hey, my mum is thinking of buy this for me as a replacement for a smart phone for my birthday, then like a small normal call and text only phone for if i dont want to take the tablet out.. but i was wondering does this one take a 3 sim card cause i’d like to stay on the same network and just upgrade my data plan? and basically transfer my sim into the tablet when i want to go online?
    if not then i’ll be looking to change my cotract, but it would be great if you could let me know.

  9. hiya i have just bought a commtiva tablet n700 and got a three dongle but it keeps saying i have no signal, i have have spoken to three network and they could not fix the problem so i was hoping you could help me please. Thank you

  10. Hi There, I have just been given a brand new Commtiva N700 from work and I cannot get it to power on despite having it on charge for 12hrs +.. my PC will not even recognise it.when charging is it meant to have a battery symbol on the screen ? I am at a loss of what to do.. I was so excited as we are wireless at home which meant I could of worked from home on occasions…. PLEASE HELP a very frustrated Commtiva owner

  11. got a new commtiva 700 but when i enter my sim it says
    sorry
    the process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
    and continues to do this each time.
    can u help??

    • Hi there,

      This problem might be down to the SIM card rather than the tablet itself. I suggest you try putting the SIM card into another phone to see if it works. If the SIM works, then get back in touch and we’ll try to find another solution. If the SIM doesn’t work, it’s best to get in touch with your network provider who should be able to sort you out with a new one.
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

  12. hi i have a commtivo n700 i can record video through the camara but can you tell mehow to download videos i allready have on my lap top to it i have a 32gb mem card in it but cant find any way to transfer the vfideos on to it please help thank you phil

    • Hi Phil,

      To put videos onto your tablet, you need to transfer them from your computer using the USB cable that came in the box with your N700. Just follow these steps:

      1. Connect your tablet up to your computer using the USB cable.
      2. Once the two are connected, select Mount.
      3. On your computer, your tablet’s memory card should appear as an external hard drive. To view the files stored on your memory card, just click on the folder.
      4. Simply drag and drop your video files from your computer into this folder.
      5. When you’re done, make sure you safely remove your tablet from your computer so you don’t lose any of your files.

      Hope this helps!

      Louise

  13. hi. my n700 hasn’t been switched on for a couple of days, and its died completely. I plug it in to charge and the charge light just keeps flashing. please help me. I don’t know what to do.

    • Hey Steven,

      This may be because your battery is extremely low. If you’re charging your N700 through the mains, try plugging it into your computer via the USB port, wait a few seconds for the charger indicator to appear and try turning it on from there to see what your battery life is. If your tablet isn’t 100% charged, plug it back into the mains and leave it to fully juice up before trying to turn it on again.
      Let me know if you’re still experiencing any problems and we’ll try our best to help you out.

      Louise

  14. the commtiva n700 .i posted comment today and reading other comments tried to transfer music mp3 format .music shows on the micro card all listed but one play and freezes the n700 ?? any suggestions

    • Hi there,

      In reply to both your comments, you can access your Yahoo Mail account by downloading the Yahoo app from the Android Market, which you can access from your Commtiva N700′s main menu. Just click on the icon that says Market (it’s a white bag with a little green robot in it!), press the small magnifying glass icon in the top right hand corner of the screen and type ‘Yahoo’ into the search bar. This should bring up the Yahoo app – which is free to download – and you’ll be able to access your mail account using this.

      As for your N700 freezing when you try to play an MP3 file, make sure that your tablet isn’t running a couple of different apps simultaniously as this can cause it to freeze as it’s got a lot to think about at once! You can close any apps you no longer want open by going to Settings, then Applications. Press Manage Applications and in the list of running applications, pick the app you want to close by pressing Force Stop.
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

  15. bought this 2 days ago , seems pretty quick for Webb browsing , how ever i cannot get it to connect to my yahoo mail at all ?.also i dont know how to download pictures and music to the device .should downloads be done to micro card via pc then install the micro card back into the device?
    I am in my 60.s so try not to be too technical .

  16. Hey, I’m 15 years old and I have one of these. I’ve had it since Christmas and it’s been great up until the past few days, it is connecting to my wireless router at home 100%, so there is no problem with connecting to a network, but every time I try to open the browser or a web page, it loads for 5-10 seconds and then says ‘The browser/google application has closed unexpectedly. Please try again later.’ and it only gives me one option, and this is to ‘force close’ it! I’ve tried re-connecting it to the network and turning it off and back on but no matter what, it always ends up ‘unexpectedly’ closing! What do I do with it? :(

    • Hey Sharon,

      Did you install any new apps onto your Commtiva before you started having problems with the web browser? If so, uninstall them and see if the browser works for you then.
      Let us know if this doesn’t work, and we’ll try our best to find a solution!

      Louise

  17. hi lousie can u help me plezz ive just bought the commtiva n700 it turned on 4 5mins b4 showin battery died when chargin it the red light doesnt stay on keeps on flashin n now aint turnin on at all can u tell me where i can get it fixed or how i go bout gettin it fixed thanks

  18. hi i just recently brought a commtiva n700 my question is im trying to sync my yahoomail on it but it always tells me that it doesn’t support yahoo mail please help

    • Hey Mandy,

      The easiest way to get music onto the Commtiva N700 is to connect it up to a computer via the miniUSB port. Once it appears as an external drive on your PC, simply drag and drop your music files across into this folder, disconnect it safely and you’ll be good to go! This tablet supports MP3 and AAC+ audio files.
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

      • i am struggling to get music onto the N700. when i plug into the pc with the usb lead it only seems to want to synchronise calander / content. i bought my to play backing trax so music is mostly what i want to do. it shows up on the G drive in my machine but in windows media it wont pick it up to sync to. if you open it through explore it doesnt seem to have a standard music folder or anything that looks as if i could try and get into. when you go into the music icon it jsut shows loads of voices available i think for the sat nav. can you help anymore???? hope so

    • Hi Ian,

      The Commtiva N700 does have a miniUSB port so yes, you can transfer files to/from your PC this way. You get a miniUSB cable in the box too. You could essentially use this tablet as an external harddrive if you want! It has 512MB RAM memory plus a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 32GB so you’ve got a fair bit of memory space available there!
      Hope this helps.

      Louise

  19. Can you tell me please how tp stop the keyboard from flying up everytime Im playing a game or just holding it in my hands as this is very annoying as the screen is too sensitive is there anyway around this thankyou

    • For Me the N700, I’ve just bought one today for £295- the saving of nearly £200 on the Samsung Tab was a big factor for me.

      Ok, it’s not quite as nicely presented but it does everything well.

    • Hey Mike,

      The Samsung Galaxy Tab will cost you more than the Commtiva N700 with a SIM free price of around £500 with the Commtiva selling for around £329 SIM free. You really do get what you pay for with the Galaxy Tab though as it’s a top of the range tablet with a decent range of tech such as a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 with Flash support. The Commtiva, on the other hand, is still good for all your essential needs and also runs Android 2.2 but doesn’t have Flash support and a smaller processor (600MHz).

      If you’re not all that bothered about having top notch specs then in terms of cost, the Commtiva will probably be your best bet! However, if you’re willing to stretch your budget for a no frills tablet experience, then go for Galaxy Tab. You can check out our full review on the Samsung Galaxy Tab here and the deals we have for both tablets here if you like!
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

  20. Hi,

    just wondering if the N700 supports Microsoft office word and excel?

    I need to be able to work on these documents not just read them. is that possible with the Commtiva?

    thanks,

    Dave.

    • Hi Dave,

      The Commtiva N700 has Documents To Go pre-installed which allows you to edit as well as view Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents. All you need to do to get your documents onto the tablet is to connect it up to your computer via the mini USB cable, select the option to ‘copy files to/from your computer’ from the drag down USB menu, press the ‘turn on USB storage’ button and simply drag and drop your files into the external drive.

      To edit files in Documents To Go, press the touch-sensitive ‘menu’ icon (the circle button with three straight lines in it) and you’ll be away!
      Hope this helps,

      Louise

    • Hey Ron,

      The Commtiva N700 doesn’t have Adobe Flash 10.1 support as it doesn’t meet the minimum processor requirement (800MHz) for Flash player in Froyo. You can download a Skyfire web browser for free from the Android Marketplace to get around this problem though. The YouTube app is fine for viewing video content too.

      Louise

      • Hi Louise,

        You seem to know everything about the N700. I there anyway I can watch bbc Iplayer on it? Tried downloading the .apk and also skyfire but still no joy!

        Thanks,

        Mark

      • Hey Mark,

        Unfortunately because the Commtiva N700 doesn’t have a big enough processor to support Flash, it can’t run BBC iPlayer hence why you haven’t had any luck with it. iPlayer requires Android devices to have Adobe Flash 10.1 installed and although the N700 has Android 2.2, it needs at least an 800MHz processor to be able to support it.

        Louise

  21. “File transferring from a computer is really easy. All you need to do is connect the tablet up to your computer and simply drag and drop your files across into the external memory source.”
    Louise the device doesn’t show up for me in Win7? Are you using XP? Great reviews, thanks.

    • Hi Stephen,

      Glad you’re liking the reviews! I don’t mean to be patronising but it might be worth you double checking that you’ve connected your N700 up to your computer correctly before we diagnose a more complex problem (I use Windows XP by the way!). Connect the tablet up to your PC as you would usually do via the USB cable and several options should appear on the N700′s screen about how you would like to connect it up (if not, a USB icon should appear at the top of your tablet’s display. If you pull that down it should give you all the options available). Select the “mass storage” option and the N700 should then appear on the My Computer section on your PC as an external harddrive. All you need to do then is drag and drop your files across!

      Let me know if this doesn’t solve your problem and we’ll see what we can do to help you out :)

      Louise

  22. Hi I need assistance urgently, as I have to decide what to buy my son, who also uses his iPod Touch for internet searching for homework, facebook and games of course.
    I was looking at buying the iPad Wi-fi, without the 3G facility, as I don’t want to be bound by yet another contract! Then, going for the 16gb Wi-fi option, I was investigating buying the separate mifi dongle thingy, as I would want him to be able to take it out as well.

    iPad…or Commtiva N700? Which is the best option please? Help urgently needed, as I don’t want the iPads to sell out before Xmas and then my surprise is ruined! Thanks for any info. INGRID

    • Hi Ingrid,

      To be honest, it completely depends on what you’re willing to pay for as the iPad is more expensive than the Commtiva N700 but both can connect up to Wi-Fi. At the same time, the Commtiva N700 does offer a SIM card option and while it should still connect up to a Wi-Fi network without one, your son won’t be able to take full advantage of all its features if you would rather not buy into another contract even if it’s just on a pay as you go basis.

      The iPad may be more pricey than the Commtiva N700 but if you get a Wi-Fi only model then your son will be able to use all its features at their best and will be familiar with the layout seeing as he already has an iPod Touch. It would also save you having to set up a Google account in order to use the Android app store too.

      I would get the iPad if you’re willing to stretch your wallet, but if you want a cheaper tablet with the option to use a SIM card should you later decide to get one, then go for the Commtiva N700!
      Hope this helps,

      Louise

  23. Hi Louise,

    can you tell me more about the phone capabilities will it do hands free with blue tooth earpiece and how about voice texting any chance?

    I am thinking of using it this way so I can use my present T mobile sim card contract which has unlimited free internet.

    Pete

    • Hi Pete,

      The Commtiva N700 has Bluetooth on board, so it should be able to connect up to a Bluetooth ear piece to make hands free calls. This tab does have text messaging and voice support for dialling contacts and recording voice notes, so it could very well support voice texting too.
      Hope this has helped,

      Louise

  24. Hi,
    I have been in the market for a tablet since the ipad was announced i’m a student so money is tight so the ipad was out of the question.
    One of the main reasons i want a tablet is to use it as a digital portfolio and hub for my photography(thats what i’m studying xD) sometimes its not practical for me to be carting my printed images so having them in a digital form would be great to show to tutors or contacts interested in my work. I like the fact it has a camera so that if i am out and about and i find inspiration i can snap it quick and hopefully(if there is an app or something to do this) make note of the location and idea on the tablet. Also does it have a full USB port this would be ideal for connecting my camera straight to it, but its not a major factor.
    I am a bad traveller and find i need things to keep me occupied so the dowloadable games from android sounds ideal and movies aswell :D
    Please if you can help me out with my questions it would be great i dont want to be buying something that i am going to regret because it cant fit my needs.
    To sum up:
    Shows Photos Well
    Ability to take notes on inspirations with use of camera aswell!!!

    I am really keen on this and i find it great that i can pick it up in my local tescos!!!

    Look forward to hearing from you!!!

    • Hey Adam,

      Sounds like a tablet is a perfect piece of tech for you! The Commtiva N700 only has a miniUSB port however, the 7 inch TFT widescreen display is bright and clear so your photographs will be shown off nicely to your tutors and contacts. This tablet has GPS capabilities and the camera has a geo-tagging function which you can easily turn on from the camera screen to log the location of where you’ve taken your pictures. There’s also a notepad app pre-installed so you could get started straight away if you want to.
      Good luck with your studies!

      Louise

      • Hey Louise,

        Thank you for your speedy reply, what you have mentioned sounds fantastic with the pre-installed notepad app and the geo tagging that would be a great help to me.
        I was intially looking at the archos 101 and the 70 the 101 had a full USB but i was concerned over portability and practicality for use on the move, 7inches seems to be the ideal size for portabilty and practicality in tablets but the archos’s dont seem to have the full google app market which is frustrating i know i can download it using a apk file but why should i, i would expect it to be on there and the lack of camera on the back was another issue i had.

        Another question i have on the commtiva is:
        you mentioned it not having a full usb so i would like to know how easily it is to get pictures onto it via computer or other devices, that is if you have tested this particular part of the device.

        Really really warming to this now, i am not bothered about super speeds transitions and if it needs to take its time on doing certain things thats fine seeing the price of it i cant argue with it.
        It sounds that in your opinion this would be quite ideal for me so i think all i need is that last question clearing up and i’ll be off to tesco as soon my wage comes in!!!

      • Hi Adam,

        Sounds like you’ve done your research! We’ve managed to get our hands on most of the tablets coming onto the market so far, and all the DAP team feel that the 7 inch devices are great for taking on the move as they’re a lot lighter and smaller than the 10 inch ones, so you’re definately making a wise choice with the Commtiva N700!

        File transferring from a computer is really easy. All you need to do is connect the tablet up to your computer and simply drag and drop your files across into the external memory source. If you can afford to, it would be worth getting a microSD card too (the N700 supports cards up to 32GB) as that will take the tablet’s memory capacity a lot further than what the 512MB RAM can offer.
        Hope this helps – happy spending!

        Louise

  25. Hi

    I am thinking about getting one of these for my son, and was wondering how you download games on to it, if there is a good choice of games and if they are expensive. As I have said it is for my son who already has a ipod touch and is always playing on that, this I thought would be good so he could play games and surf the net.

    any advice or comments would be gratefully received.

    many thanks
    maxine

    • Hi Maxine,

      The easiest way to get games onto the Commtiva N700 is to download them from the Android Market. It’s really easy to do too; just simply tap the game you want and it will install onto the tablet (this is done in the same sort of way as on the iPod Touch). You will need to set up an online account so you can pay for any games that require it.

      The Android Market currently has over 100,000 apps available so your son is bound to come across some games he likes! Not all of them are particularly expensive either – for instance, Angry Birds is a hugely successful game and is free to download.
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

  26. Mine arrives today!!!

    Nat, it would depend on what you want to use it for. My Dell streak is great as my day to day smartphone. The N700 will be my travel device and my ‘I’m too blinking lazy to get off the sofa’ device.

    As for multimedia install Rockplayer and all this becomes yours:
    RockPlayer can support audio and video container format: avi mkv rmvb mp4 mov wmv asf wma wav mpg ts mpa dvd au mp3 mid ivf aiff ogm ogg cda flic d2v aac roq flac drc dsm swf pls pmp.Audio and video encoding format AAC AC3 DTS FLV4 LPCM ALAW ULAW MPEG Audio MPEG-1 MPEG-2 RealVideo RealAideo Vorbis AVC VC1 XVID DIVX SVQ Theora Bink Theora Bink basically includes all popular multimedia formats.

    I’ll post more once I’ve played for a while.

    • Well 24hours later I completely agree with everything Louise has said. The REAL aluminium, not coated plastic, band around the device does make it awkward to hold.

      It works a treat, it weighs 378g naked and 522g in the supplied case. Too soon to comment on GPS or battery performance.

      The biggest surprise it is smaller in all dimensions and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy tab. Yes the screen resolution is not as good but it is very usuable playing an HD film with no issues. And it is at least £200 cheaper than the Samsung. Recommend buying from Tesco as they have it for only £299.

    • Hi there Nat,

      The Dell Streak is a funny one, because unlike the Commtiva N700 and other tablets it has a smaller 5″ inch display which makes it great for portability but considering that it has very similar specs to a smartphone (1GHz processor, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with Dell planning to upgrade Android 1.6 to 2.2 by the end of the year), and isn’t a lot bigger than some of the new handsets coming out such as the 4.3 inch HTC Desire HD and 4 inch Samsung Omnia 7, so you might be better off investing in the Commtiva N700 if you’re after a tablet experience.

      The other advantage of the Commtiva tablet is that it’s more recent, whereas the Streak has nearly been on the market for a year. The Commtiva N700 already has Android 2.2 Froyo on board too, so at least you would already have the latest OS currently available installed while there’s no definate date set for the Streak’s software update yet, although reports are indicating that it could be available soon!

      Hope this has helped! If you have any more questions, feel free to get back in touch :)

      Louise

  27. Hi Louise,

    I was wondering if this can cope with HD things, tv output, docking station, the ‘real web’ what I mean by that is not mobile version internet but the full web as you get on computers and upgradeable os to the android ’3.0′ if you can answer these questions that would be great thanks.

    Rex

    • Hi Rex,

      The Commtiva N700 doesn’t have a TV output, but you should be able to connect it up to a docking station via the 3.5mm headphone jack. It has the standard Android 2.2 WebKit browser on board, which should come with Adobe 10.1 Flash support so if you’re looking for a ‘real web’ experience, this is probably it!
      At the moment, we’ve had no official word from Linx as to whether the Commtiva N700 can upgrade to Gingerbread (Android 2.3). I’m sure all will be made clear once Google announce the OS, but for the time being our understanding is that it might depend on the spec of the tablet.
      Hope this has helped!

      Louise

      • The Commtiva N700 has an ARMv6 processor (Qualcomm MSM7227) and Adobe do not support Flash 10.1 on this older ARM architecture, so do not expect Flash to work in the browser. In particular the BBC iplayer website will not work properly.

  28. hi there, im looking at this for everyday use in the car so music and navigation, so im looking for a video review from someone, maybe show me what type of videos for example will it be able to run xvid or avi files, or flac music? I would be getting this next month so i will really want to hear someones full review on this product before going out and spending the cash on it.

    • Hi Adam,

      Thanks for your comment. We are working on bringing video reviews to Dialaphone in the future. The Commtiva N700 doesn’t appear to have xvid or divx support however, you should be able to find an app on the Android Market to convert video files. (The RockPlayerBase app can handle divx and xvid files) With music, this tablet has an MP3 player on board but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it supports FLAC files.

      As for navigation features, the Commtiva N700 has GPS support. You’ll have a free 30 day trial of CoPilot plus it comes with Google Maps with voice guidance, which can be really handy for when you’re driving.
      Hope this helps!

      Louise

    • Hi Richy,

      The Commtiva N700 can make phone calls, just like the Galaxy Tab so make sure you get a data plan that allows you to use this function. There is also a headset available to use with the tablet when placing calls so you don’t have to hold it to your ear or have your conversations on loudspeaker.

      Louise

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