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    There were stories out today how HP is losing money with the sale of their tablets, since it costs about $306 to build them. This, along with their announcement that they may be getting out of the PC business, is damaging their brand. This is a sad endgame for a company that was once noted for the quality of their products, and which was once part of a tradition of California and American tech innovation.

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    If I could find one, I would buy a couple for young nieces/nephew. I wouldn't want to spend more for a tablet that could be lost or stolen.

    This is a sad day since I hoped HP would offer competition to Apple. I don't see Droid as elegant as WebOS.
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    The HP tablet was a bad device and made cheaply with plastic back. Why would I want to spend a dime on a device which will not be supported or updated. Save the money for iPad 3.

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    I'd buy one, it's only a matter of time before hackers get Android running on it. £100 for a decent full sized android tablet has got to be worth anyone's money.

    I'm Apple and iPad through and through; but I'm not fanboish enough to not think that's a good deal!

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    For me personally i would spend the $99 on apple tv, yes it is sad to see hp going down the way it is, after all competition is a good thing and in that sense this is not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicrobby
    Bought one today!
    How do you like it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlo

    How do you like it?!

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    Well webOS is nice, best multitasking I've seen yet, and the speakers are AMAZING! But the app store for it sucks, barely anything worthwhile. It pisses me off that it has a front facing cam, but to use it you either need to be on a video chat or BUY the camera app :/ my use for it (so far) is mainly complimentary of the iPad (doing on it what the iPad can't, flash, PDF textbooks that are in jpeg2000 format, etc.) tho It might just be my video media device since the speakers are better and my iPad cant really hold much more on it.

    Overall, I wouldn't have bought one outside this sale. It's too great of a bargain to pass up. The webOS is ok, nothing great to it besides the multitasking. The hardware is actually pretty great on it though. I will be porting android on it as soon as developers are finished with it. But for those who are wondering, WebOS isn't necessarily finished. The HP hardware department is shutting down, but they will still be working on software (I'm not saying specifically the continuation of webOS, but it's possible). Though I think The reason for the sale to be THIS LOW is to get the webOS out there to users to get accustomed to, despite the fact that a great number of them will be porting android onto it anyway. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicrobby View Post
    [clip]Though I think The reason for the sale to be THIS LOW is to get the webOS out there to users to get accustomed to, despite the fact that a great number of them will be porting android onto it anyway. :P
    The reason the sale is this low is HP is trying desperately to get something back for their investment in this technology.

    They shipped 270,000 units to Best Buy, who were able to sell 25,000. Best Buy said "Take them all back please" and they went into panic mode... All of their other customers took the same approach, and that means over 1M units being returned. No sale. No longer in the retail channel, which means no chance for revenue for HP at all...

    How do you recover from this? You tell Best Buy they don't have to pay for the units that they have in the warehouse until after they sell them, and then they only have to pay $50 per unit...

    Why do you do this? Because you have no chance to liquidate the inventory when it's sitting in your own warehouse...

    This device was a total failure. Their stock price dropped 25% virtually overnight.

    This is not a good thing for HP.

    I would be very surprised if even another 25,000 units were sold at the giveaway price. Very few people are willing to even spend $100 on a dead product with the only chance of long term support being if someone hacks a version of Android to run on it.

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    No. A friend of mine bought a $99 Android tablet in January (not HP, I think Cruz was the brand) and it already completely broke on her. Plus, even though I have an Android phone, I really dislike Android tablets. For a lot of reasons, but I really think iPads are superior to other tablets. I also prefer iOS to Android. Just bought my iPad today, and I'm never looking back from iOS. :biggrin:

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    Edited by moderator ~ watch your language! SP


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