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post #46 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-20, 10:50 PM
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Oh well i hit buy! Hope they just adjust the price before the ship. I would imagine nothing will be moving till monday...

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post #47 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-20, 11:36 PM
 
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I called and talked to a "pre-sales?" rep in the US and he said it's a known glitch with the hp.ca site and the price will be adjusted on Monday. 1-877-231-4351 to be sure.

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post #48 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 12:04 AM
 
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Just ordered 3. I hope am not cancelling on Monday paid $1578.75. Thanks for all the Leg work on this Guys!
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post #49 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 08:36 AM
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FYI, the Touchpad development team tried installing WebOS on an iPad 2. The OS was able to operate TWICE as fast on the iPad 2 than on the Touchpad!

Also, the development team AND the PC division learned of the demise of both the Touchpad and the PC line with the press announcement. They never received any advanced warning.

The Touchpad will definitely become one of the most epic fails in the history of consumer electronics. The only other failure of this magnitude that I can recall off the top of my head is the failure of the Osborne computer corporation back in 1983 caused by the premature announcement of a new Osborne computer, resulting in the cancellation of orders for the now obsolete Osborne 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne...er_Corporation
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post #50 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 09:32 AM
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It will fit nicely in with my HD-DVD collection
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I ordered a 32gig one
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post #52 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 02:06 PM
 
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Yeah, ordered a 32gb, it'll be my first tablet too.

This is the way to do it, anticipate failures in sales, and then buy when they drastically drop prices.

Accessories are hella expensive, 69.99 average.

I major concern are the release 3rd party apps for, and the future of WebOS.

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post #53 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 02:32 PM
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I believe there are only around 500 TouchPad apps available and I don't see it going much higher unless a third-party buys the webOS division (and not just for the patents, either).
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post #54 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 03:35 PM
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I ordered the 32 gig version, already have an ipad2 but for that kinda of money how can you go wrong.. Hope to see an Andriod port in the future

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post #55 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. I bought one to try it out. What's the worst that could happen?
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post #56 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 07:03 PM
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I can't see that it's worth buying these things and hoping for a useful port. There will be a lot of cool options coming down the pipe.

That said, do these things have the correct Android buttons? Home, Menu, Back and Search?
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post #57 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 07:05 PM
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Developers will start with gingerbread port first then onto honeycomb.

For the money I won't hesitate to let my 7 year olds play with it...

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post #58 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 09:41 PM
 
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worst case scenario is that it makes a nice eReader, or a recipe card thinger for the kitchen
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post #59 of 320 (permalink) Old 2011-08-21, 11:28 PM
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Got a bit of a chuckle out of this mess.

They were still running commercials for the Touchpad on TSN today.
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ya... I've been trying all morning on the phone and online to pick on up directly from HP with no luck.

Will keep trying
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