Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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The slickdeals train wreck on Monday
by mlankton on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 14:46 UTC
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There is a retired thread on slickdeals from the weekend that made it to 2500+ pages. That has to be some kind of record.

I spent about 4 hours following this thread. By the time you finished reading one page there were 4 more pages in the thread. I've never seen anything like it, it was insanity.

I managed to get a 16gb for $99 from TigerDirect thanks to that thread. Every time the thread got updated with an in stock source, the 20000 people reading the thread at that moment crashed the source's servers, desperately trying to snag one. It really was legendary. When I got shipped a tracking number I was ecstatic, because it just didn't seem like there was going to be any way to get one.

I have used a Pre since Jan. 2010. webOS, like many defunct systems before it, truly was a superior interface. For $99 I don't even care that it's a dead end. It'll be a great web/email/fb/twitter machine for a couple years, more than worth the $99. Maybe TouchDroid will materialize, maybe not. This might make me hang on to my Pre for a while longer instead of upgrading to the next iPhone though.

Long live webOS. Rest in peace.

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