Pandigital Novel Tablets and eReaders

Pandigital has released a number of Android tablets and ereaders over the past few years. None come with official access to Google's Android Market for apps, but all are open to install third-party Android apps and most can be modified to add the Google Play store.

All have apps that connect to Barnes and Noble's ebook store over WiFi for downloading ebooks and periodicals directly to the devices without the need of a computer, except the Canadian models that connect to the Kobo ebook store instead. All support Adobe DRM for ebooks purchased from a wide range of ebook stores and ebooks borrowed from libraries.

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Pandigital Nova

Pandigital Nova Review

The Pandigital Nova is a 7-inch tablet that runs a modified version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread that is open to install third-party apps.

For a budget tablet it packs a lot of features, including front and rear-facing cameras, a micro HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and it has backlit hardware buttons.

This tablet is very similar to the Pandigital Planet listed below, but comes with memory and storage upgrades.

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Pandigital Planet

Pandigital Planet Review

The Pandigital Planet is a 7" tablet that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Initially it came with Andriod 2.2 but was updated to the newer version after launch.

It is very much like the Pandigital Nova listed above but has less internal storage space and RAM. However, the build quality is more solid than the Nova.

The Pandigital Planet packs a lot of features for the price, but is it worth getting?

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Pandigital SuperNova

Pandigital SuperNova Review

The Pandigital SuperNova is a basically souped up version of the regular Nova.

The Pandigital SuperNova has a larger screen than the Nova, 8" instead of 7". The screen has also been upgraded to a capacitive touchscreen, but the resolution is the same 800 x 600.

The SuperNova also runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it comes with a 1GHz processor. It doesn't come with the Android Market but that can be added easily enough.

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Pandigital Novel 9" eReader and Tablet

Pandigital Novel Review

The 9-inch Pandigital Novel is the latest ereader from Pandigital. There are two models, a WiFi-only model and a 3G version.

It runs Android 2.0 and is open to installing third-party Android apps, making it compatible with most major ereading platforms and formats.

Unlike the earlier models, this one has four extra hardware buttons below the screen for improved navigation. It comes with a stylus and stand as well.

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Pandigital Novel 7" (White)

Pandigital Novel Review

The white Pandigital Novel was released in June 2010 and was Pandigital's first model to hit the market.

It quickly became very popular among hackers looking for an inexpensive Android tablet and continues to be one of the most proliferated and widely available color ereaders on the market, selling from a plethora of retails stores and websites.

Sometimes it's on clearence for as little as $50. Even still there are better options out there.

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Pandigital Novel Personal eReader

Pandigital Novel Personal Review

The Pandigital Novel Personal eReader is Pandigital's first attempt at a monochrome ebook reader instead of a ereader/tablet hybrid.

It has a 6-inch touchscreen, WiFi, a web browser, g-sensor, email, some games, and other applications.

It is the first ereader to reach the US market that uses a SiPix screen instead of the more widely used E Ink screens, and after seeing it in person the reason is obvious.

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Pandigital Novel 7" (Black)

Black Pandigital Novel

The general consensus is the white Pandigital Novel is a better choice than the black model for installing Android apps and overall usability.

The black Pandigital Novel runs Android 1.5, whereas the white model and 9" model both run Android 2.0. It's harder to find apps that will work with 1.5. It's best to avoid this model unless you just want to read ebooks.

Pandigital released an updated version of this model with more memory that comes in different colors.

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