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Posted by timothy
from the wish-I'd-been-quicker-on-the-draw dept.
NicknamesAreStupid writes "As fast as you can say '$99 blowout sale,' PC World reports on an Android port to the now defunct HP TouchPad. 'Of course, it will turn out to be the best Android pad ever, making the iPad stink by comparison,' reports Muphy's Law Reports."
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Android On HP TouchPad

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  • Re:"No ecosystem" (Score:4, Informative)

    by Dog-Cow (21281) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @07:36AM (#37176442)

    You really don't get it, do you? I am posting this from an iPad. I and my wife use our 'pads for browsing, email, gps navigation, reference books, games, note taking, calendar, and address book. Lack of Flash is a minor annoyance, but to claim people don't use their iPads sounds like the wishful thinking of a bigot. Why the iPad instead of a netbook? Convenience. Larger screen. A battery that lasts through a day Netflix (wife was on bed rest until last night due to pregancy). Windows on a small screen sucks and Linux is too painful for me as a desktop.

  • by MachineShedFred (621896) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @09:02AM (#37177060) Journal

    Can you expand the storage by 128GB with an SD card on the IPad[2]? No
    Do most people in the target market care? No.
    Are you in the target market? No.

    Can you plug HDMI and USB into the IPad[2]? No
    Can you plug HDMI into the iPad[2] with an available dongle? Yes.
    Was the previous quoted question a half-truth? Yes.

    Does the IPad[2] have a user replaceable battery if yours dies, and you don't want the downtime of a standard replacement/fix? No
    I've got no argument with that.
    Does the IPad[2] have a 1280x800 or better screen? No
    Or that.

    Can you get an IPad2 for $550, with 16GB of storage? No
    You're right.
    Can you get an iPad2 for $499, with 16GB of storage? Yes.

    Does the IPad[2] have more apps? Yes
    -- Does it's apps contain a wider range of functionality? No

    Are subjective statements subjective? Yes.
    Can you get a large range of apps to give you most of the fun/functionality you need on an IPad[2], for free? No
    Are subjective statements still subjective? Still yes.
    Have either of us tried every single app available for the iPad in order to make an objective statement regarding app availability, pricing, and functionality? No.

    Does the IPad[2] have flash? No
    Might this be regarded by some people as a feature, rather than a missing feature? Yes.

  • by sootman (158191) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @10:18AM (#37178116) Homepage Journal

    Can you name one 10" tablet currently on the market that has the same battery life (or better) than the iPad 2? Is it also as thin (or thinner), as light (or lighter), and the same price (or cheaper) than the iPad 2?

    "Pretentious prick", indeed.

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