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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2011, 09:15:34 PM »

Meanwhile, HP says they're going to manufacture 'one last batch' of Touchpads.


From what I've read it seems that the US is going to get precedence with these new units. Getting any info on whether any will hit the UK is like getting blood from a stone.

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« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2011, 09:22:39 PM »
Truly bizarre...

HP's Dead TouchPad Claims No. 2 Best-Selling Tablet Spot

http://www.fastcompany.com/1777059/hp-discontinued-touchpad-will-be-the-worlds-second-best-selling-tablet


HP's announcement about the one last run
http://h20435.www2.hp.com/t5/The-Next-Bench-Blog/More-TouchPads-on-the-Way/ba-p/68749

>UK

Yeah, I'd guess that these will go to the feeding frenzy in the US.  But, hey, b###h loud enough and HP will do "really, just ONE more last run."

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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2011, 11:24:12 AM »
Popularity makes webOS a more valuable asset when they sell it = higher price.  Still it is bizarre exit. (I can see now first had why Samsung's androids pads have not caught fire tho.)

One theory is that HP didn't want to leave it's suppliers with huge plies of Touchpad parts that would have to be destroyed.

I'm hoping to get a cheap Touchpad: 1. I'm missing it, 2. I have this folio cover and Touchstone charging dock to use with it.

If I can get one I'll set it up as a guest tablet in the living room. (Or use it and set up the Android tablet as the guest tablet.)

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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2011, 01:56:38 PM »
I luckily got ttwo of the 32g models.  I had 3 but Argos put in a waiver that they would only give one per person.  The kids love them.

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« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2011, 01:32:04 PM »
Has anyone figured out how to get video to play on the bloody things.  From what I've been reading it is thought the encoding should be MP4 AVC H264

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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2011, 04:26:41 PM »
HP Touchpads 32G for sale at Currys 249 including Case and Wireless Charging Dock - better deal than on Ebay listings. http://bit.ly/roxM56

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2011, 05:30:36 PM »
I just got one of these for my Mom for her birthday.  She won't do more than browse the web, read books and pipe her favorite yoga channel to the television, so it should be great for her.

I missed the $100 sale, but even at $300 for the 32GB model it's way cheaper than most of the other tablets.  And, from what y'all have said, much easier to use, which means less headaches for me.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2011, 05:34:36 PM »
Curious though...could HP not just set WebOS free and allow it to become opensource?

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« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2011, 07:35:36 PM »
Given Samsung's legal problems with their Galaxy line, I'd bet that they'll end up buying WebOS.

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« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2011, 09:19:57 PM »
grnidone good buy. I'm still hoping to get another Touchpad.

In the meantime the Samsung Galaxy Tab I got to replace my $500 Touchpad had the screen fritz out. I have to say, the GalaxyTab was beginning to annoy me. Samsung's spell check was abysmal. The light weight was nice but I miss my Touchpad.  BestBuy was good about it and let me exchange the GalaxyTab outside of their 14 day return period for a, wait for it, iPad2. I must have a good lost puppy look.

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« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2011, 10:20:58 PM »
There are enough of these Touchpads around now that there are more than a few "dual pad" households. The reviews coming in are invariably "yeah, I like the Ipad2 but I kinda like the Touchpad better."  I find I'm gravitating to the Touchpad more & more for general web reading (flash, better virtual keyboard) and there is now absolutely no doubt in my mind that this machine could have given Apple a run for the money. (Are you listening Samsung?)

If I could get iCab (or Chrome) and a smart cover on the Touchpad, I'd be set.

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« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2011, 03:01:16 PM »
RC have you managed to get videos running on the thing other than flash.  I am trying to covert .wtv files without any success.

Interestingly, I went here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Sync-TV-shows-to-a-device-in-Windows-Media-Center and connected the touchpad.  It recognized it as a HP touchpad and a webOS device and transferred the files.  Unfortunately it transferred them as .wtv so unable to play them on it.
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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2011, 03:43:06 PM »
It's amazing what a difference a decent virtual keyboard can do. iPad has the second best KB IMO, Touchpad the best. GalaxyTab's KB is bad.

Surprisingly, there were not that many tablet-only apps for Android Honeycomb, but more of them were big name than Touchpad.

Until the screen went out on it the hardware of the GalaxyTab was impressive, light weight with a very high res screen. If you could marry webos with more state of the art hardware, like HTC or Samsung can produce, I think webos could give Apple some serious competition.

What I would really like to see is a webos, slab style phone. I want that more than a tablet.

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« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2011, 03:47:37 PM »
>videos running on the thing other than flash

No, sorry. I generally avoid all videos during my daily reading but flash is so ingrained in the web now that it's a nuisance factor on the Ipad.

But you piqued my interest

HP says that the only video formats supported are MPEG-4, H.263, and H.264

PDF -bottom of page 3: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14077_na/14077_na.pdf

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2011, 04:22:24 PM »
HP to bring 6,000 more TouchPads to UK - for staff only Channel Register http://bit.ly/pgWQbM