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[4]: No, it isn't.
by kristoph on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No, it isn't."
kristoph
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2006-01-01

I see advertising for a $200 tabled on OSNews. Buy one and try it.

I have a g-Slate here for development. I don't actually know what it costs (because I got it for free at Google event) but it's really not in the same class as an iPad 2.

The hardware is reasonable if a bit cheap feeling (also I don't like the form factor but that could be me) and the stereoscopic cameras are cool (and take much better stills then my iPad 2) but the software is really immature.

I mean even YouTube, which is a Google app, is very unstable, and there are no apps to speak of that look even half decent on the thing.

Possibly, when the OS and the apps mature and there are more apps in the Market then Android on a tablet will be competitive but we're not there yet and pricing is not the issue.

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