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      08-22-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hp Touch Pad

Did any of you jump on the $99 Deal? I scored 6 of them even though hp claims to not be manufacturing anymore tablets or web os devices..


Hp's website now posted this which makes me wonder if they will quit when there is obvious money to be made with so many hp tablets out there now.


HP Small and Medium Business Customers

We have received unprecedented orders as a result of the tremendous discount offered. This is clear confirmation to HP there is huge interest in building a webOS community. We apologize for any difficulty you may have had in ordering on the web or through the phone this weekend; it was as a result of selling out of our current inventory.

Your order has been captured and you should receive a confirmation over the next 48 hours.

Additionally, some of our customers may have experienced a pricing error while purchasing on August 20th and 21st. We are in the process of ensuring every order is honored at the discounted price and will send you confirmation via email.

Should you have any questions, we can be contacted at 1 800 888 5858 option 1: Though we are expecting significant call volumes with extended wait times over the next 48 hours, we ask for your patience and we are committed to our relationship with you and to delivering the best technology solutions for you and your business.

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Your HP Small and Medium Business Team


Apples future sales for the iPad 2 will sure be hurting as I doubt people will spend another $400 for a device which may be better but not $400 better.
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      08-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #2
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Ehh IDK, An HP spokesperson said Apple singlehandedly took em out of the market for Tablets/Smartphones. It was in yahoo news somewhere if you want to read it
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      08-22-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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well yeah it was their mistake to think they could compete with the iPad even if it was a better device for the same price.


I have an iPad 2 and I'm looking forward to a new operating system and flash There will be a ton of hackers putting new os such as android on them.
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Yup, Android will soon be ported.. I give it a month before you start seeing Honeycomb and Gingerbread for it..

By the way... if you guys hurry...

http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/HP-T...e/886111788637
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Yup, Android will soon be ported.. I give it a month before you start seeing Honeycomb and Gingerbread for it..

By the way... if you guys hurry...

http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/HP-T...e/886111788637
nice find. ordered one for myself. i don't care if it's defunct...that's a beater ipad. and it's got flash.

but, overall, i think this is a sign of things to come. apple is going to put a dominance on the market. windows will always prevail in the third world, but apple is taking over in the first world. i have even fallen victim.
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      08-22-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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nice find. ordered one for myself. i don't care if it's defunct...that's a beater ipad. and it's got flash.
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buying one too.

Edit: Bought two!

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Bought 3. It'll be a nice xmas present. Thanks
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      08-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #8
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not sure what HP is up to, it was funny that there was internal memo that said it will take some time for people to see the value, they compared it to OSX when it came out, saying it was not perfect and it took a few years for the developers to get on board and the public to see the value. However, that assumed that HP had the long vision and stay power as Steve Jobs had, well HP answered that question last week.

Yeah a cute toy for $100 but it worthless, HP sunk that ship, any developers doing aps for it basically stopped all work last week. I am not sure what all you can do with it today but it has no future value, but is can act like an electronic picture frame.

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Yeah a cute toy for $100 but it worthless, HP sunk that ship, any develops doing aps for it basically stopped all work last week. I am not sure what all you can do with it today but it has no future value, but is can act like an electronic picture frame.
umm, use it surf the web, check email & an ereader. Exactly what I use an overpriced iPad for. I have an iPhone & I don't play much games or use many apps so this tablet for $100 is the perfect price point IMO.

Anyway, it's sold out now in the link above.
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Plus it has flash. I also own an ipad ii, this will be a great compliment
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      08-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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Plus it has flash. I also own an ipad ii, this will be a great compliment
Flash is dead. With Adobe's new HTML 5 tools they have in public beta, not even they can kill it off fast enough..
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Hope I was able to help some people to get one from B&N. Also, it won't be dead. Android will run on this soon, programmers are hard at work.. and then everyone will wish they had bought one!

And no, I am not an Android fanboy.. I've never even owned one.. I have a iPhone 3GS and Touch... I just know its potential, and this Touchpad has the hardware specs to run it well...
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Ordered 5 through B&N last night around 5, and this morning I got a email saying my order was canceled. Pretty sure more of these $99 will pop-up soon though. Newegg has them for $400 if anyone is interested LOL.
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I scored two through B&N last night. (Thanks! Nice find!) I haven't received a cancellation email yet and it still stating it's being processed on my account. Fingers crossed!
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Hopefully your order went through. What time did you order?
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Hopefully your order went through. What time did you order?
I placed two different orders after midnight. The crazy part is that my friend placed a similar order around the same time and he received the same unable to process message. Hope I get lucky.

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      08-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #18
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Where can I find one?

I stumbled upon this too damn late LOL.
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I want one too! Screw paying $700 for an ipad.
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It's out of stock at most places including B&N. Newegg has it in full price, but I heard that HP is issuing refunds for customers who bought the tablet prior to the WebOS announcement. Not sure if they will do the same if we buy one now at full price.
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Anyone wants the 32GB, here you go http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop...e01202258d6d6e
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