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  1.    #1  
    Please post TouchPad comparisons here.

    From Engadget: HP TouchPad vs. iPad vs. Xoom vs. PlayBook: the tale of the tape



    Note that TouchPad carriers, pricing, and delivery dates are not known at this time.

    Pre|Central Articles:
    • It's the TouchPad - Exclusive
    • HP TouchPad - 9.7 inches of webOS!
    • Amazon Kindle coming to the TouchPad
    • TouchPad advertisement: Get your life on one
    • HP TouchPad hands-on photos and video
    • User interface changes in webOS 3.0
    • New apps in webOS 3.0
    • Touchstone Technology Expands: Exhibition, Touch-to-Share
    • Think Beyond: HP Veer, Pre 3, and TouchPad [recap]
    • Current webOS apps will run in emulation on webOS 3 / TouchPad
    • Amazon Kindle coming to the TouchPad
    • HP Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad forums are open!

    Other articles:
    • PC World comparison: HP TouchPad vs. Motorola Xoom vs. iPad: How They Stack Up

    • Top10.com ป News ยป Top 10 reasons why the HP TouchPad is better than the iPad

    iPad 2 Rumors:
    • Exclusive: Apple iPad 2 Event Set for March 2
    • New York Times: Apple Announces an iPad-Related Event
    • Sources: iPad 2 lands in thinner body with spec bump and cameras, SD slot and higher resolution display are out -- Engadget
    • Reuters 12/10/10: Apple suppliers point to new camera-toting iPad


    Also note that Apple tends to release new mobile devices every 12 months. The iPad is from 4/3/10. The iPad 2 has not been released but the Wall Street Journal (2/9/11) says that the iPad 2 will be thinner, lighter, faster, and have more RAM memory, as well as a front facing camera for video conferencing when it is shipped this spring.
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    Last edited by milominderbinder; 02/25/2011 at 12:54 PM.
  2.    #2  
    PC World also did a comparison of the TouchPad to the Xoom and iPad:
    HP TouchPad vs. Motorola Xoom vs. iPad: How They Stack Up

    Here is the PC World comparison chart:

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    Last edited by milominderbinder; 02/16/2011 at 12:20 PM.
  3. #3  
    Thanks Milo - great comparison chart. Looks like PC World made at least one small error. Like the TouchPad, the wifi-only version of the iPad does not have GPS either.

    On a specs/features table, the Xoom really stands out. Of course you have to pay for those features too.
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    These comparisons always tend to favor the one that's not released. In the event more than one are unreleased, it favors the one that is most likely to come last. I think that is because we can impose our hopes and dreams on something that has no substance of its own. Buy on the rumor; sell on the fact.

    Remember the Courier? It was the most awesome device ever. Even the JooJoo was great before it was actually released. If the internet fan sites were to be believed, the Slate 500 is what everyone was waiting for. They are still waiting.

    The Xoom has the best specs of the lot, yet it doesn't stand a chance because it is finally here, warts and all. And there are plenty of warts to be found. It stands as a fresh monument to the fact that specs aren't everything. The iPad can never win this type of comparison because it is a known quantity. It is natural to expect more of the next big thing than the last big thing.

    Just some rambling thoughts about the inevitable comparisons. Everybody loves a horserace.
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    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 03/02/2011 at 02:10 PM.
  6.    #7  
    Since the iPad is being replaced by the iPad 2, this discussion needs to move to the new thread:

    HP TouchPad vs. iPad 2, Xoom, PlayBook, Galaxy Tab

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