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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RE: Bummed to see this now
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:47 UTC in reply to "Bummed to see this now"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

This news would've been great had you guys posted it a couple of days ago when they dropped the price, instead of today, when they're already sold out everywhere.


Yeah I know but I've pretty much just emerged from a masters thesis-induced coma. Back in the real world now. Done with university. FOREVAR.

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RE[2]: Bummed to see this now
by clasqm on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 22:48 in reply to "RE: Bummed to see this now"
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

Forever, Thom? Give it a year, then you'll start thinking how "Dr Holwerda" has such a nice ring to it ...

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RE[3]: Bummed to see this now
by mrstep on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 02:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Bummed to see this now"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

That's so Euro, I love seeing everyone wave their titles over across the pond, not just on a diploma, but really get into it.

Booking a Lufthansa flight, the friggin' drop-down for title actually offers Mr. Prof. Dr. as an option. Really? I'm booking a plane ticket, not trying to join a country club - though clearly the staff can't show me the proper respect if I don't fill in my titles. That's Herr Prof. Dr. Mag. Dir. Senatsrat to you!

Sorry, pet peeve.

Uh, back on topic, I would have picked up a Prof. Dr. TouchPad myself for $99 just to have check out the UI and have one in the closet as a collectible.

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RE[2]: Bummed to see this now
by vitae on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:25 in reply to "RE: Bummed to see this now"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Congrats.

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RE[2]: Bummed to see this now
by WorknMan on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 01:13 in reply to "RE: Bummed to see this now"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yeah I know but I've pretty much just emerged from a masters thesis-induced coma. Back in the real world now. Done with university. FOREVAR.


Hey that's alright, Thom. Now that you're out of school, I bet we can look forward to an assload of more patent-related articles ;)

PS: Why can't you guys use the f**king 'quote' tag like every other bulletin board system instead of 'q', or at least make both work.

Edited 2011-08-23 01:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Bummed to see this now
by kristianhk on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 09:20 in reply to "RE: Bummed to see this now"
kristianhk Member since:
2009-06-08

Congrats, I'll hopefully be done myself, in a few months. Just have to stop surfing on OSnews, I guess ;)

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