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    I wanna get one with my birthday money and it seems like a good choice but i want more information and research b4 i blow my money on it. Help?
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    The short version is this - the OS is a little rough in parts but if you just want a tab for surfing the web, answering emails, watching video etc then it's very very good.

    However, if you have the need for a specialist application (for example you want to write on PDFs, you like Pulse news reader etc) then you really need to think hard as many top apps are simply not available for WebOS and likely never will be.
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    But a bunch of app that already exist on TP are very well built. We have some must have here that I really like and their UI are exclusive WebOS ones.

    All in all it's a matter of taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fine12 View Post
    I wanna get one with my birthday money and it seems like a good choice but i want more information and research b4 i blow my money on it. Help?Click to view quoted image
    I like my TP and it compares favorably to my iPad2 but I would not purchase another TP because it has officially been discontinued. Parts, service and updates are likely to go away in the not too distant future.
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    Really have to know how you hope to use the tablet? If you want to browse, check email, then at the current discounted prices it is a good tablet.

    If you want to use it for games or if there are specific apps you are interested in then an iPad or Android tablet would be a better investment at almost any price level, since at some point there will be games or apps you want that won't be available to you and then you will be disaapointed in your purchase.
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    If you can get one at the fire sale price then it's a decent deal. I think you'd have to be an ***** to pay more than that, considering that HP will no longer support the device or the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshoper View Post
    But a bunch of app that already exist on TP are very well built. We have some must have here that I really like and their UI are exclusive WebOS ones.

    All in all it's a matter of taste.
    But if the *specific* app you want is not available, that's not much help - that's all I'm saying if there is a specific app or way you want to use the Touchpad, he should check it's possible before he buys one.
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    It's only decent if you can get it for $99/$149

    There are some significant UI deficiencies that WebOS has yet to address and the app situation still isn't terribly great (although better now). It does play Flash video quite well so there's bonus points for that I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by direstrates View Post
    I like my TP and it compares favorably to my iPad2 but I would not purchase another TP because it has officially been discontinued. Parts, service and updates are likely to go away in the not too distant future.
    I don't think it compares well with the iPad2 based on my experience but for $99 it's fine.
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    Also keep in mind with the touchpad that usually the full sites work so you often won't need a specific app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turboyoshi View Post
    If you can get one at the fire sale price then it's a decent deal. I think you'd have to be an ***** to pay more than that, considering that HP will no longer support the device or the OS.
    i agree with this. if you can find it at these prices.....i wouldn't pay much more than 149 for the 16gb.

    good luck finding one outside of ebay or craigslist. looks like hp and major retailers are flat out. some others may have some, but i don't anticipate firesale prices.
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    The TouchPad is the best tablet for that price range (and I would argue it's one of the best in any price range), but as CGK said, you have to realize that webOS is currently dead, so there won't be much in the way of app development going forward. Look at your needs and see if the current TouchPad meets them - if so get one. Don't buy it and hope that an important app *might* come out though, you're sure to get frustrated.
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    Like everybody else said, depends what you want to use it for. It's great for web, email, books, comics/manga, and video (with kalemsoft). Other stuff, like documents, productivity, games (there are a small handful of good games), etc, not so much.
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    I received my TP 16gb 3 weeks ago and paid $214 shipped off Ebay. It was brand new and sealed in its original packaging. I couldn’t find anything out there in the $200 range that was superior to the TP. I primarily use it for email/browsing/videos/Skype, some games.

    Getting one at $99 would have been a steal but I thought that $214 was a fair price. Out of the box it does need a little tweaking but the "Get started" guide made it easy to get my TP running like it should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turboyoshi View Post
    If you can get one at the fire sale price then it's a decent deal. I think you'd have to be an ***** to pay more than that, considering that HP will no longer support the device or the OS.
    How much did the "all in" fire sale cost? I assume you had to add tax and shipping costs which probably added another $25 for the 16 GB? You can get a 16 GB on Ebay for $200 so what's an additional $75? I am not going to keep surfing the web, visiting stores, waiting on lines to save $75. The savings are not that great but that is just my opinion.

    Can anyone tell me how much was added to the firesale price, if any?

    Thanks.
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    There is the question of how much you like tinkering. While I use webOS most of the time, CM7 is available, and works quits well for an alpha release. ICS is likely to see a port for the touchpad also. Linux is available in chroot, and a native ubuntu port is being developed as well. Moboot allows OS options for multi-boot, so you don't need to sacrifice anything.

    Just makes me wish I got a 32 instead of a 16...... ;-)

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    How many tablets do you know that offers dual OS and under $200 (without sacrificing screen size and other hardware spec)?

    TouchPad is the best tablet (limited) money can buy.

    There's no doubt that iPad is the greatest, but when technology is in full speed and even if you buy a brand new iPad 2 today for $500, it will be obsoleted in few month when newer version come out. (If you have financial resource to keep up with the newest technology, then you are lucky)

    Consider this.
    No matter which tablet you buy, you won't use it for longer than 2 years. (not because machine fails, but owning a latest tablet is kind of became a fashion trend that you won't be proudly carrying around 2 years old tablet especially tablet built to be portable unlike 5-10 y.o kitchen appliances nobody care of its age).

    Let's narrow this down.
    You have some money to buy technology that will satisfy you for a year or two.
    --> TouchPad = Cheapest tablet that you can enjoy WebOS for simplicity (multitasking while you can close app with single flicking), Android CM7 for android apps.

    I use WebOS for reading, listening to Pandora (Pandora on Webos has no commercial while Pandora on Android frequently plays commercials between songs).

    I use Android CM7 for news, few apps.

    Complainers will always complain, but touchpad will get its job done without costing an arm and a ball.

    buying a tablet is blowing money because we didn't need a tablet until iPad came out...tablet sits between mobile phone and laptop so spend least $ for tablet and wisely allocate the financial resource toward phone and laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itlaunched View Post
    (Pandora on Webos has no commercial while Pandora on Android frequently plays commercials between songs)
    is that legit? I hadn't noticed yet. I have the unlimited skips tweak for Pandora on my 3gs and I love it dearly!
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    I don't know what these iPad dweebs are always harping on about. Basically, if it's not some overpriced hardware with fruit on it, they're not happy. :-)

    Personally, I would have never bought a tablet until the firesale. At $99, you just can't go wrong. How has it been so far? The TP has been flat out awesome. I love WebOS, I love the full browser capabilities, I love flash, I love Kalemsoft, I love Skype on it. Everything works and works well. I haven't experienced any build issues like speaker case cracks, or screen issues. I've even dropped my TP on concrete and nothing happened...just some scruffs.

    However, there are some issues with the TP you should know: the lack of ad hoc networking support is a buzz kill. That just totally sucks. Second, the lack of third party apps is a bother; however, I find flash based websites to compensate. Third, WebOS does do some annoying things--like auto update the OS without your approval. Fourth, all support will go away soon. So, you're pretty much **** out of luck if something goes wrong. The lack of 3G/4G and GPS support is a bit annoying; but, you can get around those with tethering and a GPS receiver to bluetooth setup. The onboard camera kinda sucks too. I wish they put atleast a 2MP camera.
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    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel

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