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2012-07-28 07:27 PM
asif9t9 Yeah been so long since I was on WebOS, but it did have Angry Birds.
2012-07-27 03:40 PM
gzink Doesn't play Angry birds ???
2012-07-27 10:35 AM
Arthur Dent
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100$ webOS tablet that does everything very well but cant play angry birds was already a great deal.... A bit of geek work to get it to run android priceless
The fact alone that it didn't play Angry Birds makes it a wonderful device and a great deal.
But you wasted that
2012-07-26 09:27 PM
TKG26 Grandma may though have quit enjoyed checking facebook,email and the web just fine with webOS. Although app support was next to nill. The table on its own was actually very good. I used it for about a month as is before i rooted and started the flash dance. And to be honest it was one of the easiest most stable root and rom able hardware i have ever dealt with..

100$ webOS tablet that does everything very well but cant play angry birds was already a great deal.... A bit of geek work to get it to run android priceless
2012-07-26 04:36 PM
Arthur Dent Well, from a geek point of view, getting such a valuable piece of hardware on which to spend long hours of experimantation proving the concept that it may work with another OS, the "deal" is out of this world, no doubt about that.
For every other purpose the $300 dollars in savings cannot justify the countless hours and nerves wasted to make it do the simple things it is supposed to do. No need to add that grandma can't even root it to start with. In the case of a similarly great deal, she can at least start the $500 car and drive it home.
2012-07-26 12:39 PM
asif9t9
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To each their own, but to me and most tablet users, the new iPad at full price is a much better deal than that.
People will say anything to justify their expensive purchases. I have to say, I take it for granted every day that I have this tablet that does anything another tablet does, but I only paid $150 for it (the 32GB model). It's truly amazing, because after so long, prices have not come down to match it. $100 or $150 for a 9.7" screen.
2012-07-24 02:11 PM
gzink Can we see your official survey results on that?!. What's the sample size, accuracy?

IMNSHO should probably follow that comment.
2012-07-24 11:40 AM
Arthur Dent
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I'll always look back at the touchpad as one of those deals ill never forget...
To each their own, but to me and most tablet users, the new iPad at full price is a much better deal than that.
2012-07-22 06:18 PM
TKG26 honestly my touchpad has been a great investment since day one... ok well once gingerbread got ported... Its been a daily driver since then and rocks since it got the ICS updates. Myself and 2 8-year olds have enjoyed hours and hours of un interrupted use. If i had one negative to say about it was early WIFI issues but since the new year i have had zero wifi issues. There was the odd game that would not work but there where work arounds for that...

All in all my kids never complained, anything that came up for me was easily resolved.

That said its value is still up, and i sold mine for 200$ last week and have been scrambling to find the nexus 7.

I'll always look back at the touchpad as one of those deals ill never forget...
2012-07-22 08:52 AM
Airbalancer Five year old granddaughter will be using,
iPad has more to offer and it works, unlike a touchpad
2012-07-19 03:49 PM
recneps77 Why would anyone pay more on top for an old ipad over this with latest android?
MAYBE for an ipad2, but even then I would think only the brand loyal would do that deal.
2012-07-18 09:15 PM
Airbalancer I sent my touchpad to my son on the west coast
He was able to get ice cream to work
He was able to sell it $150 with a touchstone and then got a 1st gen iPad for the granddaughter for $200
I think is your going to sell a touchpad do it now
2012-07-17 07:56 AM
TKG26 Its baaaack! Looks like the touchpad is getting Jelly Bean..

http://www.reverendkyle.com/index.ph...d-teaser-video
2012-06-14 10:51 PM
johnvan The touchpad running ICS is far from perfect. I just sold mine because of some of the issues with ICS. I bought a galaxy tab with the money.
Battery life was the main issue for me along with random reboots and the screen would come on by itself sometimes. The camera doesn't work either. Wifi is pretty flaky, works great at my house but hit or miss when I travel.
A used touchpad will run you about $175, for another $100 you can get something better.
I still have 3 touchpads, they're great for my kids and at the fire sale price a year ago they were a steal.
I sold my touchpad for $150 and bought a new galaxy tab 10.1 for $300 and it was worth spending the difference, it,s a much better tablet and the battery lasts forever.
If you own a touchpad, in my opinion, now is the time to sell. You'll get your money back now but I think they'll depreciate pretty rapidly with the new tablets being released this summer.
2012-06-14 05:19 PM
LONSat Just make sure it is acmeinstaller2 that you use for ICS.
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