08/08/2011, 01:11 PM
Hey Pre central. So I took advantage of the $200 off and got a 32GB touchpad (The 16GB was not available)
My apps from my phone synced over without any issues. My accounts info synced over also and this was great! However, I was disappointed to see that the apps that are built for the phone can not be scaled up as they can on the ipad.
I've had the touchpad for 3 days now and I gotta say... i'm about 85% sure i'm going to return it, despite the fact that i got it at $200 cheaper. I'm kinda torn about this and wanted to share my reasons with you guys and hopefully get some feedback.
My reasons for wanting to return the touchpad are the following;
1) No SSH Application. This one is the most important for me and my job. I need to be able to get to a terminal and ssh to servers. I installed pre-ware and the terminal app, but the terminal app does not seem to run on the touchpad.
2) Evernote. This is important to me because this is what I use in all my meetings. There is no HD evernote app, and the phone version does not work very well on the touchpad. Evernote's web site does not work well on the touchpad either. I could not scroll within the note pane.
3) Lag & Freeze. The touchpad has frozen on my once. Kinda embarrassing as I was showing the touchpad to my friend with an Ipad and telling him why the touchpad is better.
There also seems to be lag once in a while for no reason at all.
4) Battery life. Flash web sites and gaming seems to drain the battery very quickly.
5) Lack of SD card. I went to a car show, took some photos with my digital camera. I wanted to put them on the touchpad, but I have to put the pics on the computer first, then attach the tp to the computer and copy the files over. Just an annoying step, especially when you have the touchpad with you on the road but not a computer. This would also be great to have because when on the road I could upload photos to the touchpad then onto facebook etc...
6) Lack of HDMI out. If the HTC Evo has been doing this for over a year now, why shouldn't a tablet? I mean even if they built in the hardware and provided software updates later on to make it work, at least it would give me a reason to hang onto the touchpad.
7) Lack of GPS. Some of the apps that were ported over from my phone use GPS. Weather, foursquare, google maps. I really like how on my webos phone i can type something then hit google maps and find what i'm looking for near me. Can't do this on the touchpad
well guys, I'm kinda bummed because I really wanted to like the touchpad, but even with the $200 off and total price of $400 I can't justify keeping this when it's lacking so much.
Hopefully touchpad 2 will have more features and hopefully by that time there will be more apps out to justify owning one.