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  • heymrdj - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Now I'm starting to want one...darn it all. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    I figured this day would come. If they can run CM7 so well on a nook color, just imagine what they can do with the specs of the Touchpad. As long as they get access to drivers, its just a matter of time. Reply
  • kmmatney - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    I had a Nook Color for a few weeks. I wouldn't say that CM7 runs "well". More like "just tolerable". Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    Not sure what you expect from a $250 eReader turned tablet, but it games fine, emails fine, browses fine. It helps to run it with a small OC. The only oddly sluggish thing is posting in websites. Keyboard gets a little slow sometimes, but its not exactly a device for posting novels. Reply
  • n0b0dykn0ws - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    I ordered one of the 32 GB models earlier today.

    I figured I had little to lose. Even when support for WebOS went belly up, I could still let my wife and son use it for entertainment purposes.

    Now with the chance to run Android on it it's a double win in my eyes.
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  • DanNeely - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    I ordered a 16GB model yesterday. As wretched as the various $100 chinapads that occasionally get imported I figure even if an Android port doesn't happen I should be able to recover what I spent on ebay be reselling it. Reply
  • 26thandsouth - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    If you don't mind me asking Where did you find one, and do you think its still possible to find one for $100? Im dying to buy one, I can't imagine another deal coming around like this for a long time. And now that they are porting android over, wow I really want one bad Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    You can monitor the slick deals post, but it looks like the stock is largely purged at this point unless HP is holding out on retailer returns until they're back to their warehouses.

    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3220...
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  • LostPassword - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Touchpad will dethrone nook color Reply
  • justinf79 - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    Got myself the 16GB TouchPad to play around with. I'll probably be skipping 2.3 on it, and wait until ICS gets ported over to it before I install Android on it. Reply
  • ckryan - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    And I don't hate it. I really like WebOS, but being able to use Android would radically fix WebOs's most glaring weakness -- the lack of apps. Mine came via Best Buy Saturday morning - I had to pay full price but Was able to get the price adjusted yesterday. Definitely worse ways to spend $100. Reply
  • bbomb - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    I think webOS and Andorid Honeycomb have close to the same number of apps. I am talking about apps written for tablets and not smartphone apps that work good enough. Reply
  • n00bxqb - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    Regardless, it's always good to have choice available. I'm a pretty avid webOS fan, but if webOS ends up going belly up, it's nice to know people are TRYING to get Android working on the TouchPad. It would be a nice contingency plan.

    P.S. The article headline implies that Android will be coming to TouchPad, of which there are no guarantees primarily due to the complexity of cracking the bootloader, from what I understand. The article does go on to state that there is no timeframe for release (or even if they will release it), but the title should be fixed, IMO, to reflect the uncertain nature of this project.
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  • steven75 - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    How would that fix anything? Android tablets don't have any apps either. In fact, they may actually have *less* than the touchpad.

    Smartphone app != tablet app. That scaling is anything but graceful.
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  • marc1000 - Monday, August 22, 2011 - link

    what if HP now decides to save the touchpad, after spreading it faster than any competitors??? =D

    that would be fun, and certainly a bold marketing move...
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  • tekzor - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    but then they will have to continue selling it at a huge loss Reply
  • steven75 - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    Android would be fun to play with and everything on my Touchpad, but what problems would this solve exactly?

    -There aren't more apps for Android tablets.
    -Honeycomb is clunkier than WebOS.

    So I guess it's just for kicks?
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  • Bownce - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Being able to do it and have it work would be good enough reason for me to do it. My 32Gb version was just delivered. No way I'd have coughed up nearly $700 for an iPad 1.5 or one of the competitors. None of the tablets (at the price I'd be interested in) were worth a second glance. The HP has the hardware to make the $99 - $150 price point worthwhile.

    As a mobile media consuming device it'll be easier to watch than my iPhone 3gs and lighter than my Dell laptop. At home it's the 27" iMac or streaming to the 65" Samsung in the living room. Yes, I *am* a gadget slut. By refraining from throwing my money at the current generation of everything on the market, it's keeps me from being a gadget whore.
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