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Superpad VIII is Flytouch 8 Tablet PC Clone - Buyer Beware!
Flytouch 8 has only been released for one month. iBex originally released the Flytouch 8 running Android 2.3 OS. The latest version supports Android 4.0 ICS. Now though, Chinese factories have cloned the Flytouch8. The Superpad VIII is a fake clone
"Why does it matter if the Superpad VIII is a clone?" One may ask. First, copying other people's tablet design is unethical and not acceptable in the West.
Second, many rougue sellers are claim that they are selling the Flytouch 8. When the buyer receives their package, that the waited two to three weeks for, they are suprised to find that the box says that it is a different (Superpad VIII) than what they originally ordered. Basically, this is called "bait and switch."
Third, the quality of fake units is not very reliable. Clone units have been reported to have many software bugs and many clones are not sucessfully upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). For example, upgrading to Android 4.0 on a clone unit will disable the built-in 3g internet browse and phone call function. Many people want the iBex Flytouch 8 for making phone calls or for the WCDMA connection. This means that the clone units are not compatible with the official and custom firmware releases.
Fourth, clone units have inferior and sometimes defective components. The battery size of the clone units is sometime only 1/2 the size of the iBex fly touch 8 battery. Some people on forums opened a clone unit up, untapped the battery and found that half of the battery was white drywall cardboard. Non iBex models have lower mega pixel cameras. The Superpad 8 only has a .3MP camera whereas the Flytouch 8 has a 2 mega pixel web camera.
Here are some steps you can take to make sure that you receive an authentic Flytouch 8 unit.
1) Look at the packaging. If the package is white and has "Superpad VIII" written in black and red letters, then it is clearly a clone. If there is no package listed in the website or auction listing, then ask the seller to send you a picture of the box.
2) Check the battery capacity and camera megapixels. Again, if these are not listed, then it is probably not a good sign, and you should ask the seller if
Authentic Flytouch 8 packages are black and have "Ibex" written in the upper left hand corner and picture of an ibex (mountain goat) on the box. There should be a label on the side of the box reading "iBex Flytouch 8 3g Tablet." Again, most legitimate resellers will show this picture as it helps to authenticate their tablets.
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