How does this go from the lack of an SD card reader to yet another idiotic argument. You can look on the box or at the specs on the device and tell this stuff is not there before you buy it. I would like a BUILT IN SD card reader also, but I did a simple cost analysis on it. If it had a built in SD card reader the maximum storage space for me would have been 64gb, which is 32gb of onboard storage plus a 32gb SD card. I will not pay $130 for a 64gb card because I think that price is ridiculously high for a small amount of storage. I looked at my storage needs and discovered that I needed close to 500gb of storage which no tablet currently offers (except Archos who has crappy tech support). If I paid $200, which is just $70 more than the 64gb SD card, I can get a small, portable 500gb hard drive with a built in wireless hotspot and 5 hours of battery life to serve files to all of my devices (my phone, iPod, Android tablet, and TouchPad). So why did I need or want an SD card slot when other storage options are cheaper and more versatile?
This is same thing for all the other stuffs that TP is lacking, yet webOS fans don't need it. So I guess HP is really target this tablet to only webOS fan.
No apps, I don't need a million fart apps. We have a browser, who need apps.
No back camera, it's stupid to take a picture with a tablet.
No HDMI, I don't need to connect my tablet to TV. It's useless.
Too heavy, it's almost same weight as more than a year old ipad 1. You should work out.
Too thick, same as above.
Too plastic, it feels good when you are holding instead of other material.
Too expensive, I would pay $1k for it.
Too many card error, it's your fault, i never had it, it never happened.
Gap between the plastic and screen, it's your fault, mine if perfect.
Can't connect to home wifi, it's your fault.
Burn spot on the screen, it's your fault.
IT'S YOUR FAULT!!
The rear camera is the dumbest thing I've seen. The number of people who will actually use it is minuscule. The same reviewers who complained about not having it were the same ones who called it useless on such a large device. I analyzed that also. I hardly use the camera on my phone and forget it's there. I tried to convince my wife (me being cheap) that we did not need a dedicated video camera or a dedicated still shot camera because we had those options built into our cell phones. You know what, cell phone and tablet cameras are crappy. Even the monster 8-10mp ones. A real digital camera takes better pictures, has better lenses, better zooming, and better flash capability. A real video camera has the same along with better storage options. I caved and bought both. I couldn't be happier. So was there really a need for the rear camera on a TouchPad for me? No. However, I wish HP would have spent the extra $4 to put the camera on there so I wouldn't have to here complaints about it from the same folks who ridiculed having one when the iPad 1 was out.
I hate the fact that the TouchPad does not have HDMI out. Not because I want it, but because there is no wireless video out solution either. I would much rather have the wireless solution. My Android tablet has HDMI out. It only works for video, it's cumbersome to use, and has a horrible built in control method. I would have to buy a remote for my device to make it worthwhile. My wife and I watched a few movies from the Android tablet to our TV, got frustrated, and decided to move one of the video game consoles downstairs. Once again a wireless solution would be better.
Apps! Everyone wants apps! However everyone wants specific apps. I would love for the TouchPad and webOS to have more apps. This was something I knew going into it. I own a Pre and read the reviews about the TouchPad which make it a point to mention the lack of apps. You need to look deeper into the arguments that we make. We want good quality apps like 3d games, productivity apps, and better multimedia support. We don't want a ton of fart apps, web site replacements (Bank of America, Huffington Post, etc), Flash site replacements, and we don't count themes or widgets as apps. Yes, we have a browser that can display Flash sites so why do we want Flash site replacements as apps?
I am tired of the industry constantly changes the rules about what makes up a good device based on what one company offers and not what customers want or need. Thinnest and weight was not an issue until Apple users made it one. Now we are urging over a few ounces and less than a 1/4 of an inch thickness? I could understand if there was a pound or an inch difference. This is from people who demanded bigger and bigger screens on phones, laptops, and TVs.
The arguments are so one sided with die hard Apple fans it makes me sick. You guys make stuff up as you go along. Windows Mobile 6 had thousands of apps. "Why do I want a ton of apps. I want a phone that is easy to use!" Then when the number of apps for iOS passed Windows Mobile apps became an issue? Hypocrites! "A 3.1 inch screen is too small and a 4.3 inch screen is too big, 4 inches is all a screen needs to be!" Why, because those are the dimensions of the iPhone. Then when rumors start to spread that Apple may make a smaller iPhone mini, the you folks gush over it. What happened to 3.1 inches being too small? Hypocrites!! "I know Android tablets have rear cameras. I don't care about the iPad not having a rear camera. I think it is dumb to have a rear camera on such a large device anyway." Then as soon as the iPad 2 is released with one, all of a sudden your tablet ain't ****** if it doesn't have one. H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.T.E.S.!! The TouchPad has wireless charging, which is something us webOS folks love and is highly functional. "Why do I need that? I can just charge it using my chord anyway." I remember the same argument between the Pre and the original iPhone. Then as soon as someone made a cumbersome wireless charging pad and solution for the iPhone and other device they flew off the shelves. Someone finds an Apple patent for a Touchstone like device and Apple fans go gaga over it. HYPOCRITE!!
It's not that the TouchPad could be lighter or thinner. That would be nice. It's not that the TouchPad couldn't use a few more apps or peripherals. That would also be nice. I hate arguing with hypocritical people. This stuff only matters if an iDevice has it. It doesn't matter if it does not and you get upset with us?
BTW, to the Android guys: Fix the damned UI, Fix the battery issues, Fix the OS forking, Clean up the Market, Allow us to use windows or cards (like most Linux based OSes), Give us hardware and software solutions that actually work without hacking and you will be golden in my book.
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