Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ars Technica is reporting that US Retailer Best Buy has been able to sell less than 10% of the TouchPad tablets that it ordered from HP, and now wants HP to take them back. Similarly, deal-a-day site Woot offered TouchPads at a very aggressive price, and only managed to sell 612 of them. This is for a site that often sells out goofy tech widgets in hours. When the TouchPad was gearing up for release, there seemed to be a fair amount of interest among geeks. Is it just that it hasn't resonated the same way with the general public, or have people just been disappointed once they've put their hands on one?
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The developer kit has big flaws.
by tomz on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:02 UTC
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I was wondering why there was no Barcode reader - I have written many QRCode routines, so it should be simple like other things, right. Well not really (and this was over a year ago - nothing has changed).

From the FAQ today:


Can I access the microphone from a PDK app?

Not at this time.

Can I access the camera from a PDK app?

Not directly. If you create an app that includes both JavaScript and PDK components (see JavaScript and Plug-in Interface ), you can use the Camera API from your JavaScript code to capture an image to the device storage, then load and process the captured image in your plug-in code. However, you cannot currently access camera data directly from plug-in code.

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