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      08-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #45
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I think I'm going crazy here, but what are the chances that HP is doing this as some kind of ploy to flood the consumer market with WebOS devices? I know they are losing money at $100 and $150, but that's how Toyota got people to buy the Prius at first - by losing money at each Prius they sell.
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      08-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #46
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No guarantee on CDW, most of the other forums say they spoke with reps and they were sold out hours ago...
Yea, I just read that too after googling it.
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      08-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #47
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Doubtful... they cost $318 in parts for Hp to make them... I don't see the marketing ploy in it...
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i hate it, theres no home button so in order to get out of a page you have to keep swiping upwards -_-
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      08-22-2011, 02:32 PM   #49
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It should have a home button?

Edit: I called CDW, they are sold out of both.
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Doubtful... they cost $318 in parts for Hp to make them... I don't see the marketing ploy in it...
Ive always wondered this I read how much it costs to make one when you look up individual part numbers but I would think they get a huge discount when they order as much as they do. I would bet they aren't loosing much.


They also have a white version on the website with a 64 gig and 4g where is that now mmm?

sounds like if this plan failed then hey we will cut our losses but now that everyone has one there is some money to be made and they would be leaving it on the table.
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Ive always wondered this I read how much it costs to make one when you look up individual part numbers but I would think they get a huge discount when they order as much as they do. I would bet they aren't loosing much.


They also have a white version on the website with a 64 gig and 4g where is that now mmm?

sounds like if this plan failed then hey we will cut our losses but now that everyone has one there is some money to be made and they would be leaving it on the table.
It was a test, they never released it general public as far as I know...
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youtube ipad 2 vs touchpad you will see its actually a very good system.
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It was a test, they never released it general public as far as I know...
or maybe.. its gong to be the next version if they sell them at a good price as much as I love apple products it does not make much sense to spend 3 times the price on a couch toy.
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Don't forget though, the prices were basically the same as Apple when they first released the Touchpad..

Also, depending on what video you watch on youtube will determine your view of the HP... lots of Apple fan boys out there that bash it, some even edit video to make it look slower than it actually is and stuff also..
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Don't forget though, the prices were basically the same as Apple when they first released the Touchpad..

Also, depending on what video you watch on youtube will determine your view of the HP... lots of Apple fan boys out there that bash it, some even edit video to make it look slower than it actually is and stuff also..
I do not think its better than the iPad besides flash support of course but for the money the touch pad is a great deal I could not pass up.


Hope you all get one
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Absolutely.. great price just for the hardware alone... I can't wait for the Android hack!
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anywhere these are still available? I just got an ipad2 but wouldnt mind having one of these as well.
as Andrew stated, check slickdeals or the actual thread below.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3220862
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Ios hack would be cool not sure if possible. Or a dual boot
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CDW has been OOS since like 9AM. If you guys are at sams club. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...Id=prod4590004

I ordered mine for $99 through circuit city. At first I tried online and at the last step it kept timing out so I called them and got through. They charged my card and the guy said it should be going out this afternoon.
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Absolutely.. great price just for the hardware alone... I can't wait for the Android hack!
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sears had a lot of them but they wouldn't change the price.
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Then it looks like Sears will be hanging on to them for a while...
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sign up at hp small business site for when they get back in stock and pray your at the computer when you get that email.
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most of the site state shipping will be avail on Wednesday and so does my order from b&n
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called my local bestbuy and they have automatic message saying no more hp touchpad in stock lol
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