1. evilkefz's Avatar
    HP goes Crazy Eddie, slashes TouchPad to $99


    If there was any uncertainty surrounding HP's intentions to exit the webOS hardware business, it has effectively been squashed by the computer maker's latest move. HP has decided to liquidate all remaining TouchPad tablet stock by cutting the price down to an astonishingly low $99. ...
    08-20-2011 10:32 AM
  2. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Just remember that app developers may no longer support webOS apps. For instance if Facebook makes a website change, the webOS Facebook app might need to be updated.
    08-20-2011 12:13 PM
  3. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    For 99$, ya cant go wrong even if it turns into a big mp3 and movie player.

    Mine should be here Tuesday
    08-20-2011 08:39 PM
  4. robk84's Avatar
    I also ordered one as well, for the price you simply can't go wrong. My burning question is this:

    Has anyone heard rumblings at all of android being ported to this by the developer community?
    08-21-2011 07:03 AM
  5. jjeffcoat's Avatar
    I have a friend at work who says it will be possible to root the touchpad and install Android on it.

    (He already has a Nook that is rooted with Android installed on it).

    Any merit to that?
    08-21-2011 02:55 PM
  6. Richboy455#WN's Avatar
    Well considering that the Nook runs android out of the box it wasnt to much of a challenge to root it

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    08-21-2011 04:33 PM
  7. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    There is a team trying to port Android over to the Touchpad. I just purchased 2 for me and a friend. Even then, I still love WebOS.
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    08-21-2011 04:56 PM
  8. ls377's Avatar
    Just bought one for my mom. Might have to convince her she doesn't like it
    08-21-2011 07:22 PM
  9. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Yes there is a team working on it.

    It wont be as easy as the nook cause it was already running android, BUT webOS runs off of the same type of linux kernel as android so im gonna go out on a limb and say it will happen. Especially now that teamwin members bought them.
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    08-21-2011 07:43 PM
  10. cyberdalek's Avatar
    I have been deciding if I could justify a $500 tablet, then this happened. I bought 2 32GB TouchPad and am so happy I did. I love my Droid X and Android but the ease that I picked up WebOS was surprising. I have never used a WebOS device before this and I find the learning curve less was less than any Honeycomb tablet that I have played with. I will probably port Android when it comes and is stable mainly because the app selection sucks on WebOS. Until then I will enjoy flinging open windows off the screen.
    08-22-2011 10:49 PM
  11. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    I got mine the otherday, overclocked with a couple of patches. Thing is still slow though.
    08-24-2011 09:43 AM
  12. jlee91780's Avatar
    I got mine the otherday, overclocked with a couple of patches. Thing is still slow though.
    Haven't got one, but continue to wonder why this thing is so slow when it is dual core like any tablet out there.
    08-27-2011 09:09 PM
  13. ls377's Avatar
    I don't understand why everyone says it's so slow. It's faster than my Iconia, even before I put the 3.0.2 update on.

    Sent from my Captivate
    08-28-2011 08:44 AM
  14. jlee91780's Avatar
    Haven't got one, but continue to wonder why this thing is so slow when it is dual core like any tablet out there.
    That's good to know, I'm all set to get one as soon as HP gets its stash from its warehouse.Hesitated first time and missed out because of some people's negativity about its future development. I don't even plan on trying to get Android on it because what's so great about Android, pretty similar to iOS and not all that for multi-tasking. If HP gets everyone one and it becomes 2nd best seller next to ipad, then I could totally see another company wanting to capitalize on this as HP already spent all that money on the start-up cost. Just wonder if selling out every touchpad makes it put a dent in the pie. In any case, HP determined the market price for a non-ipad tablet. People definitely want non-ipad tablets, just at a certain price.
    08-28-2011 09:36 AM
  15. uh60james's Avatar
    Mine is definitely not slow. I have installed homebrew patches, not OC'd for now. The only problem with it is a lack of apps. Android has spoiled us.

    For those of you with a new TP who haven't found AC's sister site PC check it out. Good stuff over there. http://forums.precentral.net/index.p...errerid=483408
    08-28-2011 02:27 PM
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