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    Since the exciting day of the TouchPad launch is upon us and we will no doubt be inundated, deluged, immersed, and quite possibly engulfed in new reviews of the product... we are providing a main location to post these exciting articles you find.

    As always with a new product launch the emotions can sometimes run high, so have fun but please be respectful of others.

    Some other links for you also...

    For posting HP webOS News articles:
    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-webos-news/

    TouchPad Accessories discussions:
    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad-accessories/

    TouchPad Apps discussions:
    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touchpad-apps/

    And of course... if you simply want to vent..
    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-palm-general-discussion/272131-official-general-palm-hp-palm-complaints-farewell-thread.html

    But if you would like to say "Thanks" to HP... you can do that too!
    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-discussion/286170-thank-you-hp.html

    Thank you!
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    Lets put links in here for reviews to keep the clutter to minimum. I'll try to add links to this post as they come.

    WSJ A Review of the H-P TouchPad - WSJ.com

    NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/te...30pogueAA.html

    ITBusiness
    http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/e...s.asp?id=63110

    Laptop Mag.
    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tabl...-touchpad.aspx

    Wired
    http://www.wired.com/reviews/2011/06/hp-touchpad/

    Tablet comparison from Wired(not really a review)
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/06/tablet-showdown/

    Engadget
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/29/hp-touchpad-review/

    AP
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=13962036

    AP Video Review


    This Is My Next
    http://thisismynext.com/2011/06/29/hp-touchpad-review/

    USA Today
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...touchpad_n.htm

    Bloomberg
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...roslovsky.html

    PC World
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/23140...g_leagues.html

    PC World "HP TouchPad: Six Disappointments"
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/23476...ointments.html

    Cnet (32gig version)
    http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/hp-t...-34843897.html

    BGR
    http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/29/hp-touchpad-review/

    CBS
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_1...84-501465.html

    Information Week
    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...lets/231000739

    Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...LrH_story.html

    Slashgear
    http://www.slashgear.com/hp-touchpad-review-29162207/

    ZDnet
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/review...y-tablet/51671

    ZDnet "Review summary" with Tech Republic video "Three areas where the HP trumps the iPad"
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-gad...hoped-for/4847

    InfoWorld "Tablet deathmatch: HP TouchPad vs. Apple iPad 2"
    http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-te...ple-ipad-2-092

    Ars Technica
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/revie...m_campaign=rss

    Crunchgear
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/29...palm-touchpad/

    Time
    http://www.time.com/time/business/ar...080635,00.html

    MSNBC
    http://gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/_news...k-but-sluggish

    The Telegraph
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...et-review.html

    PC Magazine
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387560,00.asp

    Tech Radar
    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-972226/review

    Gizmodo
    http://gizmodo.com/5816916/hp-touchp...break-my-heart

    Techmento (Video Review)
    http://techmento.com/videos/2011/06/...uchpad-review/

    Heise Mobile (German)
    http://www.heise.de/mobil/artikel/Da...t-1270377.html

    Houston Chronicle
    http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2011/...ased-too-soon/

    The Guardian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...-tablet-review

    CNN
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.....tablet.wired/

    Montreal Gazette
    http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/201...e-hp-touchpad/

    MacWorld
    http://www.macworld.com/article/1608...irst_look.html

    T3
    http://www.t3.com/reviews/computers/...ouchpad-review

    Consumer Reports
    http://news.consumerreports.org/elec...-touchpad.html

    The Street
    http://www.thestreet.com/story/11172...et-review.html
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    thats two not positive reviews, NYT and WSJ.

    common complains: apps (netflix mentioned in both reviews), battery, sluggish, hardwares
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    thats two not positive reviews, NYT and WSJ.

    common complains: apps, battery, sluggish, hardwares
    Yeah getting somewhat trashed in the WSJ(I do think he saw some promise) does not bode well for selling to enterprise.
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    All we are going to hear is not better than the iPad 2. Waiting for one that says

    ipad2>TouchPad>iPad>everything else

    Don't keep me waiting
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayhawkOne View Post
    All we are going to hear is not better than the iPad 2. Waiting for one that says

    ipad2>TouchPad>iPad>everything else

    Don't keep me waiting
    Yeah but that's not a surprise. While some people will like the OS better, the apps, functions(camera app, video out), and apps will keep them away even if they are intrigued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayhawkOne View Post
    All we are going to hear is not better than the iPad 2. Waiting for one that says

    ipad2>TouchPad>iPad>everything else

    Don't keep me waiting
    haha agreed.

    didn't we all sorta expect this to be the #2 tablet?

    I think these reviewers should really mention that, its not just all iPad 2.
    This post is of my personal opinion and not that of my employer, its affiliates, or related partners.
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    The many crashes worry me... as the battery life (slightly less)
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    WSJ isn't a scathing review by any means, but this section made me shake my head:

    Glitches

    I also ran into plenty of bugs in my tests, even though H-P said I was testing a production unit. For instance, on various occasions, the email app failed to display the contents of messages, the photos app failed to display pictures, and the game "Angry Birds" crashed repeatedly. All of these problems required a reboot of the device to resolve.

    In addition, I found the TouchPad grew sluggish the more I used it. Again, a reboot was needed to restore normal speed. H-P acknowledges most of these problems and says it is already working on a webOS update, to be delivered wirelessly in three to six weeks that will fix nearly all of them.
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    laptop mag review is here HP TouchPad webOS Tablet Review

    2.5/5 star, jesus

    main point, sluggish system, battery only last 7 hrs ( they pointed out their test shows 11hr for iPad2, 8.2 hr for galaxy tab)

    The reason this story doesn't have a happy ending (at least not yet) is because the TouchPad is pretty sluggish for a device that's powered by a dual-core processor. The slow and schizophrenic accelerometer alone gives us pause. The TouchPad is also heavier, thicker, and more smudge-prone than class-leading designs such as the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. And, of course, HP still has a lot of catching up to do on the app front. Just like Google, HP will likely work out many of thie kinks with its first over-the-air update--at which time we'll revisit our rating--but right now the TouchPad is a tough sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCI_Cell View Post
    WSJ isn't a scathing review by any means, but this section made me shake my head:
    I'll take 3- 6 weeks over "the coming months"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
    Yeah getting somewhat trashed in the WSJ(I do think he saw some promise) does not bode well for selling to enterprise.
    Why send units out for review when Quickoffice, Facebook and the Skype apps are not included?

    Okay, in fairness, some of the other reviewers did have the additional apps. Still, first impressions are decidedly mixed. HP realy has its work cut out to overcome these objections quickly. I'll still buy a TouchPad, but I'm already a loyal user.
    Last edited by dgdonovan; 06/29/2011 at 06:08 PM.
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    Doesn't have an Apple logo. It's going to be trashed.


    In seriousness, I wonder if these reviewers are holding HP to a different standard than Apple. They keep talking about all these great features that iOS misses and then deducts points for HP not going far enough with them. The iPad 2 got a 10/10 rating on Engadget DESPITE its OS being feature poor.
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    Last edited by JayhawkOne; 06/29/2011 at 06:05 PM.
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    Summary from laptop mag, also says tablet is sluggish similar to wsj review. They say music store will be run by third party, is this Amazon?

    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/tabl...ad.aspx?page=4
    "This is going to sound like a broken record, but the TouchPad is yet another tablet that feels unfinished. The interface is more elegant and intuitive than what you'll find on Android Honeycomb tablets, and we appreciate the time-saving features such as Just Type. The TouchPad also produces louder audio than any other slate we've tested. Last but not least, HP deserves credit for spicing up the app shopping experience and for leveraging webOS-powered phones to tell a better-together story.

    The reason this story doesn't have a happy ending (at least not yet) is because the TouchPad is pretty sluggish for a device that's powered by a dual-core processor. The slow and schizophrenic accelerometer alone gives us pause. The TouchPad is also heavier, thicker, and more smudge-prone than class-leading designs such as the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. And, of course, HP still has a lot of catching up to do on the app front. Just like Google, HP will likely work out many of thie kinks with its first over-the-air update--at which time we'll revisit our rating--but right now the TouchPad is a tough sell."
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    These reviews are troubling considering HP really needs this to be a home run.
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    Engadget review.
    They complain about the hardware thickness etc and the lack of apps but if it was $100 cheaper and got some more apps they would see it as more valuable.

    Tone seems disrespectful, I like the other reviews better, at least Pogue tried to be poetic when he intimated that HP hardware was last year's design.

    I did not include a link to engadget, you can find it on the front page of their site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy View Post
    These reviews are troubling considering HP really needs this to be a home run.
    No, in order to come in second behind the iPad and above Android, they really only need a single. Samsung would not be in talks to license webOS if their Android Tablet was selling gengbusters and Samsung is considered the leader amongst Android Tablets.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote View Post
    Engadget review.
    They complain about the hardware thickness etc and the lack of apps but if it was $100 cheaper and got some more apps they would see it as more valuable.

    Tone seems disrespectful, I like the other reviews better, at least Pogue tried to be poetic when he intimated that HP hardware was last year's design.
    That HuffPo, err, I mean Engadget for you. Put an Apple logo on it and it was handcrafted by angels. It has the same dimensions as the iPad and is thinner than almost EVERY Android tablet. Bulky hardware? Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy View Post
    These reviews are troubling considering HP really needs this to be a home run.
    embargo is probably 6pm local time, I expect engadget, gizmodo, bgr, TTMN etc will post reviews very soon. we shall see what they will say.
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