dealshp touchpad 9.7" 32gb wi-fi tablet (open box) for…

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I see CM has android 4.2.2 and everything works but the bluetooth.... can anyone with personal experience confirm or deny? What do you think?

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That's pretty expensive for what it is. How this is more desirable than a Nexus 7 is beyond me.

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I agree, at that price get a nexus7

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i've had mine since just after the so-called fire sale (so yes, i paid more than this price for it), which is almost two years now, and i absolutely love it. however, if you really need/want a ton of apps rather than just web surfing, facebook checking (the touchpad has the best app on the market for that), e-reading, portable movie access, and basic document/note functionality, this may not be the tablet for you.

i have not felt the need to "upgrade" my tablet with anything other than its installed OS, and i've had zero problems with it. the battery life is fantastic, and it recharges quickly, too. the screen is also very nice and clear, and the size is wonderful.

hope this helps someone... <;]

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@caffeine_dude: Still running CM 9 on both of mine, and both run great. I would imagine that CM 10 is just as good.

I don't need more tablets, otherwise I'd pick up another one of these.

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Pretty old tech for the price. I got mine during the firesale almost two years ago. Same model and price as the one shown. Don't hate it, but I can't say I like it too much anymore. (Bought a Galaxy Note 8" a couple of months ago to replace mine.)

If you're not the type of person to jailbreak this tablet, then don't buy it. Without jailbreaking, there's no Netflix and only the barest minimum selection of apps. Gmail works OK, YouTube is hit or miss, Facebook app is OK.

Pros: Nice screen, good battery life, WebOS is interesting (allows multi-task)
Cons: WebOS has no future, app store is really not good, jailbreak basically required to make it run up-to-date apps

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I've been running CM10 on it for awhile and it runs great! I wish I installed it sooner. For the price right now though, I would probably upgrade to a newer tablet. I would love something lighter, it's a bit bulky compared to some new devices.

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Dubious. Very few decent apps, most (like Facebook) have dropped suport. Also, just got an email from HP saying these need a firmware update before July 23 or a root certificate will expire. After July 23, it will become extremely more difficult to update (at minimum, have to set time back). And HP is killing what's left of WebOS support at the end of the year. Only useful for alternate OS's.

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it's fair to note that if you want something to retro-game on the go - the selection of emulators even on WebOS is pretty serviceable. Most cost a few bucks, but again you'd be sub $200 with many different consoles in one shot. Hat tip to the battery life even when emulating for long flights.

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It's not a horrible system but not worth the price. If they slashed the cost by 50%, I'd probably by one, but anything more, skip it.

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I love my TouchPad and 'jailbreaking' it can be done by literally anybody - a few nice folks over the forums have made Easy-Installers so you basically download the app, click a single button and it's done for you. The one big upside (and/or downside, depending) is the TP has a screen that's almost 3" bigger than the N7.

The Nexus 7 definitely has more going for it on spec wise - not the least of which is a GPS.. still pisses me off that these guys keep excluding MicroSD though.. it's genius business, but sucks for us. They're literally able to make an extra $45~ PROFIT for every 16gb they sell.. only costs them a couple of dollars for the increased storage.

Good comparison:
http://versus.com/en/google-nexus-7-vs-hp-touchpad-32gb#google-nexus-7

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@drchops: Can you post a guide where to get this done?

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@llabra: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/40107-rom-guide-cm101-unofficial-builds-on-the-hp-touchpad-android-422-edited-62813/

@drchops isn't kidding about it being easy. I put off installing it forever, cause I though it would take awhile, but it only took me thirty minutes.

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@llabra: No problem.. bam! Alright, took me a minute (there was ~5 minutes between the ellipsis and "bam!" :D), but I found it. There are several installers out there, but this is the one I used.. very simple:
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/39264-touchpad-toolkit-android-automated-installer/

@phillystyle: No problem #2.. I actually use it even if I'm not comparing anything, it has really detailed specs on stuff - can be hard to find specs that comprehensive on a lot of stuff.

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@drchops: Hi, friend. Does that installer allow dual boot? And does it erase the existing webos install and files?

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@i1patrick: The version of your jailbreak must be old, because with mine all features work including Skype, Netflix, etc...

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I bought one of the the last time moofi had it - and had to send it back due to battery issues: it wouldn't hold a charge for longer than a half-hour...

I considered disassembly and simply replacing the battery, but the process to do that was beyond the return on investment...

I bought one just after the fire-sale and have been running CM9 for quite a while now - I like the screen size and all the apps that Android brought to the Touchpad, but it's truly a shame that HP fumbled on this one - the Touchpad could have been a great tablet for them...

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These are still good for kiosk use/status board, digital signage, digital picture frame, movie player, audio player, etc.

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I like my 16GB, but I only paid 100 for it during the fire sale. It is running ICS (CM9) right now, since that is arguably the most stable version of CM for the touchpad. It does everything I need it to do, which isn't much. That being said, like everyone else mentioned, there is absolutely no way a 32GB is worth $149. The Nexus is faster, supported, being actively developed for, etc. This is an outdated tablet that should sell for a lot less than this.

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@bsmith1: Yessir.. it gives you boot options on start-up.. I actually still use WebOS every once and awhile heh.. Nope, no files deleted.
I think most all of them leave WebOS intact with a dual-boot option - that version I showed you is the same as the other popular CM9 releases (CM9 Nightly) - it just makes it a lot easier to install.

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@drchops: Thanks, broseph. I installed it that night and all is gravy!