People are being a little too dismissive of the resistive touchscreen. Basically, here's the deal:
1. A resistive touchscreen demands that the user apply pressure, which means that you need to use a little force when pressing on icons. If you are used to a capacitive touchscreen, this will initially be annoying. However, within a few days, you will just naturally use your nails to navigate, and it will no longer seem like a big deal.
2. It is a little difficult to apply continuous pressure with a resistive touchscreen. As such, you'll sometimes have trouble scrolling, which might result in you accidentally pushing on the wrong thing.
3. Resisitive touchscreen technology is actually compatible with multitouch gestures, although this particular device does not have such support.
4. If you want to do anything that requires precision, you are definitely going to want a resistive touchscreen. They are actually much more accurate than their capacitive counterparts. In most cases, this doesn't matter--if you are mashing something large like an icon, a capacitive touchscreen gets the job done. However, if you want to write on a device with a capacitive touchscreen, you need to buy a special stylus with large, rounded tip. It's almost like writing with a crayon. In contrast, a stylus on a resistive touchscreen will have a very fine point, which means that it is almost like writing with a pen. (In fact, you can actually use a real pen, provided that you use the side with the cap. Any pointed object with a plastic tip can be used as a stylus). If you are someone who likes to annotate on your books and/or draw, a resisitive touchscreen is definitely the best option.
This tablet has a number of drawbacks. For me, the fact it is running Android 1.6 makes it a difficult sell. But if you're a student looking for a cheap e-book reader, this seems like a compelling option, particularly if you read lots of *.pdf files. Unlike someone who owns an iPad, you'll be able to easily draw all over your documents. I just wouldn't expect this thing to be a multimedia machine.