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    So you can, right this second, buy a Viewsonic G-Tab 9" Tablet for $379. My coworker just bought one yesterday (apparently they suck out of the box but are easily made awesome with a custom rom).

    This tablet has a Tegra 2 Cortex A9 Dual Core CPU, and 512 megs of ram.

    The rumored specs of the Topaz is a Cortex A8 Dual core, and 512 megs of ram.

    Who cares if the iPad is $499?
    The real question is: does HP have any business charging more than $400 MSRP for the Topaz? Especially when the market is about to be flooded with Cortex A9 Dual Core tablets.
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    Perhaps an equally important question is whether or not the Topaz will come with the touchstone dock or will it be sold separately?
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    Wow, Motorola's Xoom Better Be REALLY Good For $800 (MMI, VZW, GOOG, AAPL)

    Android Central has posted a list of minimum advertised prices for some Android products on Verizon, and the Motorola Xoom tablet is listed at $799, presumably without a wireless contract..

    That's $70 more than the closest equivalent iPad, the 32GB 3G version.


    I'll bid $425, Bob.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanis View Post
    Perhaps an equally important question is whether or not the Topaz will come with the touchstone dock or will it be sold separately?
    I have to agree. Another thread was talking about the tablet being a loss-leader. The arguement was "what is it leading?" I would say the touchstone is a great answer to this question. I don't know about anyone else, but I have probably spent about 150 on touchstones (and other things like car chargers and cables) for my Palm phones.
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    I doubt HP will try to undercut Apple on price. Instead they're going to say that this is a more "premium" device based on the fact that it's almost identical hardware, but they throw in a bunch of cloud services, "tap-to-share" and such. Pricing it lower than the ipad would make it seem like they're making up for a deficiency. At best, it'll match the ipads' pricing.

    Look at the summer of 2008 when netbooks were becoming super popular. You could find plenty of netbooks in the sub-$300 range, but the HP mini was always sold for $500+.

    My prediction: $599 (for the base model - 16gb, wifi-only)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casion View Post
    I have to agree. Another thread was talking about the tablet being a loss-leader. The arguement was "what is it leading?" I would say the touchstone is a great answer to this question. I don't know about anyone else, but I have probably spent about 150 on touchstones (and other things like car chargers and cables) for my Palm phones.
    I have 3 touchstones, have paid approximately $50 total for the three (one came with extra wall plug and usb cable, another came with Verizon car charger and Palm case). I wouldn't have gotten my first one if it wasn't a deal (at Radio Shack after they started selling off Palm accessories). Bought car lighter charger (Palm Pre/Pixi version) for $11, extra wall plug and cable for $6, extra battery for $3, 2 sets extra earphones (again Palm) for $5 total. I can't believe the deals I got, and only spent $75 or so...for equipment worth probably $200. So you could say those were 'loss leader' sales, I got a great deal, but I'm also invested in the device even more strongly. Hopefully, we are all happy!
    Sent from my slowly diminishing intellect

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    You see my point though. If HP were to put the price tag of the touchstone V2 at $150, would you buy it? I would be grumpy, but I probably still would
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    If it is 500 or more, it will be tough for me to justify a purchase
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    I simply don't see them going $500+ and NOT including the touchstone. Especially when it sounds like many of the new unique features it will have are dependent on the touchstone.
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    500+ without the apps needed you put me very very hard pressed to buy it... but if it's 400 i'll be buying 2 maybe even 3
    In a world of droid, Pre does it better.

    Shouldn't we treat this world like the Garden of Eden and avoid the apple at all costs?
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    my hope <$450
    my fear $599

    still,i wil wait for the Opal. Topas is too big to carry around, especially when there is no chane that it can replace my lappy.
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    I guess $399-499 for Topaz, and 50 for the new touchstone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rot View Post
    I guess $399-499 for Topaz, and 50 for the new touchstone.
    Nah, surely not. I paid about $50 for the original touchstone. This is more of a docking station, supporting more than just charge. I think it has inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth. I say $100 min for the touchstone V2.
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    The new Atrix dock is $60 isn't it?
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    Two blue M&M's, a yellow one, a carrot, and a deck of cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    Two blue M&M's, a yellow one, a carrot, and a deck of cards.
    So they lowered it??? They where askin that plus 6 whole coffee beans, a bale of hay and a cue ball.

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    If it doesn't compete with the iPad webs is in for some hurt. Playbook will be under $500 from rumors.
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    hopefully cheaper then the competition

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