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    since there's a thread up about why you should not buy a touchpad here is why you should.


    once bought you have to update the OS
    put preware on it and patch it per the instructions posted in sticky

    then let the pad sit overnight and more patches will be updated

    put some of the free software on it

    then
    you may have to pay for some others like Kalem soft for video

    but after that for 150 or less you have battery life of 8 to 10 hours and

    you can

    use flash sites
    watch hulu
    use it for surfing
    reading
    news
    weather
    email
    notes
    documents
    music
    video watching
    facebook
    chatting
    Video Chat
    Last edited by jbg7474; 09/07/2011 at 05:04 PM. Reason: staff edit
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.
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    Yeah, I love this thing even without patches. I've hardly put it down since I got it Friday.

    Coming from Android phones, I can verify that webOS is way better.
    User of Android, Blackberry OS, WebOS and Windows Mobile (not necessarily in that order).
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    drfp I never said one shouldn't buy the Touchpad. The argument I made was for why Android would be beneficial and IMO better than the current OS.
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    i picked mine up about a week ago.. it has replaced my laptop on my client calls.. completely.. it does everything and then some.. the nice part, i sell online advertising for Torstar,, the bloody tablet usually makes the sale all by itself.. freetether to your phone, and tadddaaa. .client sees everything live.. just like it would be on the net... the only thing that would be nice is the ppt editing,, but this is far from a deal breaker.. oh,, and to the original poster.. yes yes yes etc etc.. my clients like to play with that stuff as well.. too bad HP,,, i could have sold you a couple hundred tablets in my little town alone,, IF YOU WERE STILL MAKING THEM...
    Life is short, Play hard, and enjoy every moment as if it was your last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moasis View Post
    drfp I never said one shouldn't buy the Touchpad. The argument I made was for why Android would be beneficial and IMO better than the current OS.
    But you start an argument with that title (should not buy) and honestly there are many inaccurate statements you make as 100% fact.

    I'm a huge critic about tech, I did not want the TP my wife talked me in to it.

    After fixing hers I liked it enough to buy a second and I was really lucky to get the 32gb version.

    I think your short sighted on a lot of points

    TP is not perfect
    neither is Android or iOS

    but they cost 100's more

    Amazon is coming out with a 199 tablet next month so the whole can't make em cheap is blown out of the water too
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.
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    The point is, at $500, I was surprised how webos expected to compete.

    At $99, WITH tweaks, its a powerful device.

    On another note, pvz has a flash web only version which is pretty cool (but probably doesn't save progress)

    Also, what do you gentlemen use to stream NFL games??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mettleh3d View Post
    The point is, at $500, I was surprised how webos expected to compete.

    At $99, WITH tweaks, its a powerful device.

    On another note, pvz has a flash web only version which is pretty cool (but probably doesn't save progress)

    Also, what do you gentlemen use to stream NFL games??!
    I agree out of the box sucks

    after the patches and updates this past week (pdf now)

    its running pretty good I have streamed movies and news and it depends on
    internet speed and your router

    when using my iPhone as hot spot it streamed perfect
    my mother in laws motorolla wifi it sucked

    depends on these things

    Kalem soft 900mb Harry potter 2 avi perfect

    real world tests by me
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.
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    free apps that are awesome
    tapnote light
    free camera
    pReader
    CNN
    Preware no root or JB needed
    Quickdocs hd (now with save and edit costs extra on iOS and android)

    I use these everyday
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.
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    Sadly this is why most of the pre-software update reviews were medicore and hurt sales.
    Everyone I've spoken with says that with preware etc it's a completely new device.

    Quote Originally Posted by drfp View Post
    I agree out of the box sucks

    after the patches and updates this past week (pdf now)

    its running pretty good I have streamed movies and news and it depends on
    internet speed and your router

    when using my iPhone as hot spot it streamed perfect
    my mother in laws motorolla wifi it sucked

    depends on these things

    Kalem soft 900mb Harry potter 2 avi perfect

    real world tests by me
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizWhiz View Post
    Sadly this is why most of the pre-software update reviews were medicore and hurt sales.
    Everyone I've spoken with says that with preware etc it's a completely new device.
    Yes I even read recent reviews that told people this.

    HP did mess up but its fixable

    if the Fan Boys would stop and the truth gets out these patches are not difficult to do

    people need to stop lying about TP because they can't stand we have something good that will be better than theirs in short time
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.

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