Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 15:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Palm HP has finally officially announced the release of the TouchPad! Sadly though, it will only see a phased roll-out over the remainder of the year, and the number of countries actually getting the TouchPad is remarkably limited. Somewhat of a downer, really.
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RE: Locked-in
by WorknMan on Thu 9th Jun 2011 15:57 UTC in reply to "Locked-in"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

These look nice, but with an Android phone, I'd have to go with an Android tablet. I imagine others will think the same, be they iPhone or Android users.


Actually, nothing could be further from the truth in my case. Since I have an Android phone, I am seriously considering an iPad when the next one comes out. That way, I have access to apps in both ecosystems.

That being said though, I have little to know interest in this HP tablet. A co-worker of mine who is a webos fan recently migrated over to Android, mainly because of poor app selection on webos. That doesn't give me much hope for a tablet version, but I guess we'll see.

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RE[2]: Locked-in
by David on Thu 9th Jun 2011 16:58 in reply to "RE: Locked-in"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

On the other hand, if you use a lot of paid apps, that's not the most economical choice. If you have an iPhone, you can use all the apps you've already paid for on your iPad. If you get an Android or WebOS tablet, you'll have to buy your apps again, unless the app maker arranges for a "competitive upgrade" or something like that.

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RE[3]: Locked-in
by Lennie on Sat 11th Jun 2011 10:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Locked-in"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The whole platform specific appstore model is just plain wrong. I can't see myself buying into it.

Edited 2011-06-11 10:10 UTC

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