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HP Discontinues WebOS Phones and Tablets.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by bobukcat, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 #21 of 147
    Steve

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    phrelin

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    I used to do that. But after my wife and I retired it just got to difficult around the house - if you build them it seems even virus and worms are your responsibility, if you know what I mean.;)
     
  4. Aug 20, 2011 #24 of 147
    hdtvfan0001

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    It seems the "fire sales" abound at multiple sites as of this morning...

    Unless someone picks up the OS for future improvements/keep up with OS changes specific to this tablet...these will simply become nice looking serving trays...regardless of the price.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2011 #25 of 147
    TBlazer07

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    Apple must be doing the happy dance. 1 down 2 to go.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2011 #26 of 147
    hdtvfan0001

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    As is Google...their tablets are selling in growing numbers....

    RIM is the next likely "challenged"...
     
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    Steve

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    Not surprising. They'll make great portable browser-ebook-media players.
     
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    Doesn't look like Kindle or Nook has an app for it.
     
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    Steve

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    There is a Kindle app. It just wasn't available at launch, as promised. I think it supports PDF as well.
     
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    klang

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    Weird, I was going by this page at Amazon. Guess they haven't updated that page yet.
     
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    Herdfan

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    Heard a rumor today that B&H Photo is going to dump their inventory for $100/150 starting tonight.

    I was in BB today and they have sent all theirs back and BB is going to sell them online only.
     
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    Looks like people that bought them from HP or Best Buy can return them for a full refund.
     
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    This just in from PCMag.com -- Best Buy has changed their mind :lol:
    They now will sell TouchPads in stores as available at the discounted price.
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391466,00.asp
     
  15. Aug 20, 2011 #35 of 147
    TBlazer07

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    HP had all their smartphones for $49 as well. Wanted to pick one up for my wife but they all say sold out. $99 for the TP is great if you just want a portable internet and email device. I'll bet a 3rd party hacking community will appear that will end up loading Android on it.
     
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    Marlin Guy

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    B&N showing in stock as of this AM.
    I just ordered two.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2011 #37 of 147
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    This article suggests the HP TouchPad fire sale may be bad news for the other Android tablets.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    The latest word is that one developer is putting the final touches on an Android kernel for the HP Tablet.

    It is not know how well it will run, nor what standard Android v3.2 capabilities will be supported...it won't address the 1.6 pound weight of the tablet of course. ;)
     
  19. Aug 22, 2011 #39 of 147
    Steve

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    The Touchpad knocked the Kindle out of first place as the top-selling electronics product on Amazon! :lol: And you can't find a discounted Touchpad on Amazon, BTW!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers
     

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    Marlin Guy

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    Imagine being the people who bought one within the previous week or so and paid full price. :(
     

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