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post #16 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 03:04 AM
 
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HP is synonymous with failure to me. Their tablet LOOKS nice but somehow I feel it'll fall apart in my hands the minute I bring it home.
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The dropping of WebOS is really part of a bigger picture. This is similar to what IBM did several years ago.

The tablet market is a fraction of what it will be so even being a small fish is a good thing when the pond is about to explode in size.

Amazon may be the first company to make a tablet affordable for the masses IMHO.

2012 will be interesting.
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Best Buy has them listed as "out of stock" on their website.

I wonder if, rather than clearing them out, HP will recall them from retailers and just recycle them.



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good call Hugh, i must say i was in full agreement with you. Did not expect a total flop... But just shows that perhaps its time to pick a side.... Apple vs PC and now iOS vs Android. 4 OS's for tablets is too much


No if i could find one for 120$ as someone on the last page suggested.. id be all over one, who knows maybe developers could get android loaded on one

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Futureshop still has them in stock. 16GB for $399 and the 32Gb at $499 with a limit of 1 per household
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P10000: What HP wants to make instead of PCs, tablets

P10000: What HP wants to make instead of PCs, tablets

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/19/hp_p10000/

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I doubt it. The Playbook is kind of like a test run for QNX (like the iPod Touch was for the iPhone), and RIM has too much invested in QNX to discontinue the Playbook already.....
TC: maybe you're forgetting that the first iPod Touch came out over a year after the first iPhone.

As for RIM, they may have some success with QNX in the BB and survive a couple more years on that but I don't see any long term success.

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... 4 OS's for tablets is too much...
But it's really more than that as we're seeing the handset (i.e. phone) and tablet app markets merging. As in Universal IOS apps and similar functionality in ICS. So for somebody who really wants their apps on all devices, there's iOS, Android, QNX, Blackberry OS, and let's not forget Windows Phone 7. Even with WebOS gone, that's 5 platforms and maybe 6 depending on the version of Android.

From everyone's perspective that's a nightmare. So sadly we also need to see BB and QNX go and leave only iOS, Android ICS, and WP7/8.
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May end up with 2 version of Android for smartphones - depends if ICS will be made available for phones like the Galaxy S line or whether they will have to eternally remain at Gingerbread.
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Futureshop still has them in stock. 16GB for $399 and the 32Gb at $499 with a limit of 1 per household
"Limit 1 per household?" -- should be more like buy one, get 2 free.
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There are way too many people who simply don't want to buy an Apple product that will go with an Android tablet.
That's their whole marketing strategy in a nutshell.
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In case anyone is interested, these are now priced at $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB at most major Canadian retail stores (FS, BB, Staples, Source). I got mine price protected......
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^^^^
Which ultimately leads to the obvious question, so I'll ask it.

Is it now worth picking one up?
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Definitely just ordered one. Order online for ISPU tomorrow if you want one!
They're selling out fast, by the sounds of things.

Even if support is discontinued, it's good for basic browsing.
And it's probably inevitable that someone hacks linux or android onto it

Edit: just got notification my order will not be filled. Too slow
Only store in the list with availability is Peterborough, and I'm sure that'll go quickly, if not gone already, just a lag in system.
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Or as a replacement for the portable DVD player for watching movies on trips.
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post #30 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-19, 10:37 PM
 
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Hp touchpads now $99 and $149 at futureshop and BB

Wow. Makes having a second tablet feasible.

16 gig - $99
32 gig -$149

How is the video store for Canadians? Can we download movies and tv shows?
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