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post #136 of 345
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lol8[1].gif it's true.

Anyways, it looks like WED the 24th there will be some additional stock hitting HP's site and possibly some other online sites. I would put up with the cluster fuck for a day if you want one.

I'm enjoying mine so far. It's not perfect, even with the hacks and optimizations, but it can't be beat for the price. satisfied.gif
post #137 of 345
alli want is something to toss in my bag to dick around online that's not my heavy macbook
post #138 of 345
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alli want is something to toss in my bag to dick around online that's not my heavy macbook

Well it's perfect for that. Just try for one on Wed and if you don't score one then, keep your eye on Ebay. I have said a couple times before that the market will bottom out on the site and I honestly believe it to be true. Last check there were around 4K Touchpads on Ebay. That's before everyone has even got their shipments in from the sale who plan to flip them. No way they will all manage to sell for a big profit. I bet at the end of the day most people will just want their money back.
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Well it's perfect for that. Just try for one on Wed and if you don't score one then, keep your eye on Ebay. I have said a couple times before that the market will bottom out on the site and I honestly believe it to be true. Last check there were around 4K Touchpads on Ebay. That's before everyone has even got their shipments in from the sale who plan to flip them. No way they will all manage to sell for a big profit. I bet at the end of the day most people will just want their money back.

Hey, how are you enjoying the pad so far? I am thinking about trying a couple places during lunch tomorrow and picking one up. If one is just going to surf the web on it, seems like a pretty good deal, no?
post #140 of 345
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Hey, how are you enjoying the pad so far? I am thinking about trying a couple places during lunch tomorrow and picking one up. If one is just going to surf the web on it, seems like a pretty good deal, no?

I don't think you are going to have a lot of luck trying stores at this point unless you live in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Follow the Slickdeals link that's been posted for the latest info.

I'm really happy. The price made it a steal. It's got a great web browser (does FLASH), media player and Amazon Kindle app. Plus the app store, as it is today, is not that bad. Honestly, I would grab one in a heart beat and don't understand why people would hesitate. The specs are up there with the iPad2 even if it's closer to the iPad 1 in size and weight. Screen is the same type Apple uses and is wonderful.

Latest word is Android port is a go too, but I'm still hesitant on that. WebOS is a superior OS overall.

EDIT: http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/23/im-very-serious/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/238656/future_of_hps_webos_the_faq.html
post #141 of 345
Ok, I am watching SD for stock now...

I had ignored them at first when the news popped up on slashdot/slickdeals...but now I am getting caught up in the mania and kind of want to try the $99 tablet.

If it one day runs android, that would be even better smile.gif
post #142 of 345
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Some BB stores did release stock this morning. SD has info on checking that, but chances are they sold out by now.

HP.com should release stock soon.
post #143 of 345
I wouldn't bother hacking it for android 2.x, there are tons of POS no name tablets around for about 60-70usd in Hong Kong, and from what I gather the star of the whole project was the OS not the hardware. If it performs adequately as a pdf/ ebook reader, webbrowser and possibly media streaming, it'd be perfect for my purposes.

A question, does the activation/ registration need to be done on US soil ie US IP addresses or can it be done online anywhere in the world?
post #144 of 345
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I wouldn't bother hacking it for android 2.x, there are tons of POS no name tablets around for about 60-70usd in Hong Kong, and from what I gather the star of the whole project was the OS not the hardware. If it performs adequately as a pdf/ ebook reader, webbrowser and possibly media streaming, it'd be perfect for my purposes.

A question, does the activation/ registration need to be done on US soil ie US IP addresses or can it be done online anywhere in the world?

Android 2.x on tablets is pure shit, so I agree there. Android 3.1 is decent, but I still think WebOS is better overall.

Don't knock the hardware. There seems to be a myth going around that there is something wrong with it. Build quality may not be as nice as an iPad2, but it's still good stuff.

EDIT: Picked up a Touchstone dock/charger yesterday at OD for $40. It's really cool to be able to set it in the dock, without plugging anything in, and have it charge. Hopefully more companies start using inductive charging in the future.
post #145 of 345
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Android 2.x on tablets is pure shit, so I agree there. Android 3.1 is decent, but I still think WebOS is better overall.

Don't knock the hardware. There seems to be a myth going around that there is something wrong with it. Build quality may not be as nice as an iPad2, but it's still good stuff.

EDIT: Picked up a Touchstone dock/charger yesterday at OD for $40. It's really cool to be able to set it in the dock, without plugging anything in, and have it charge. Hopefully more companies start using inductive charging in the future.

Did I knock the hardware?
post #146 of 345
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Did I knock the hardware?

well, you compared it to a $70 POS tablet which tend to have pretty crappy hardware...
post #147 of 345
No, I didn't compare them. Please stop being so defensive about the damned thing.
post #148 of 345
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Did I knock the hardware?
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well, you compared it to a $70 POS tablet which tend to have pretty crappy hardware...

That's where I was coming from. lol8[1].gif

I have been asked many times in this thread if I think the HP Touchpad is worth buying at these prices or not. I know I have been repeating a lot of my points, but no one is going back to read them. wink.gif


EDIT: Honestly, this thread has all the info anyone would need. Links to find out where you might still be able to find one, info on the software platform and hardware and tips to follow once you buy one. I think if someone invested a few minutes to read it all, they would know everything they need to know to make an informed decision.
Edited by Jr Mouse - 8/24/11 at 9:24am
post #149 of 345
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Latest word is Android port is a go too, but I'm still hesitant on that. WebOS is a superior OS overall.

EDIT: http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/23/im-very-serious/

I don't doubt that WebOS is a superior tablet OS to Android 3.x, but that techcrunch article is awful. "WebOS fanboy says all Android fanboys are wrong and WebOS is the best." rolleyes.gif
post #150 of 345
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This is sad, yet kind of hilarious at the same time: http://thisismynext.com/2011/08/24/hulu-blocks-hp-touchpad/
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