questionsfor everyone who was able to get an hp touchpad…

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im still playing with mine. i just got it 2 days ago and still getting the hang of it. anybody hear anything about android on it yet? the lack of apps are killin me!

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I put it in the official black case and set it on the touchstone stand. It looks nice. Haven't had the urge to use it yet but I did take it for a car ride a few days ago.

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@cindihoward Yes, I was thinking about the touchstone, is it worth it?

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I got mine specifically for reading comic books. Tis perdy awesome.
For this use only, I would pay $133 shipped.

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@danpalm: It charges the touchpad easily. Once you set it up you don't have to wrestle with cords to charge it. I have had problems with the touchstone I use with my Veer...it overheats.

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Originally bought it for my wife so she would have access to the internet while I am at work. We use it quite a bit, play games surf the net and read books but like said earlier the apps are limited.

Can't wait for Android to take over, hope it is soon!

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Battery life is pretty amazing

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For touchpad I would only paid about $100. Never more.

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I love mine.
I think WebOS is a great OS. I think it might be the best OS out there.
I have a Beta of a Android Emulator for it and it's unusable but it's a start.

Browsing the web is great it has flash and all that. The way the it has all your accounts synced up is another great feature. I have been using android for a couple years now and it has it's up's and down.

If you buy one do not worry about switching it to Android, WebOS is a great OS. Heck I have mine overclocked to 1.8Ghz on both core's and it fly's.

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I use it mostly with google reader and as a recipe book. I have also used the kindle app to read a book once in a while when the room is too dark for an actual kindle. I think when Cyanogen mod releases though I'll probably throw that on there.

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I'm enjoying my touchpad so far. It's nice for email, sharing pictures, browsing the internet. I got the splashtop app and I stream netflix movies with that, which works pretty sweet. I also played some cheap Steam games on it (gem matching type of casual game), also via splashtop. I'm reading a free book I downloaded via the Kindle app. The book reading is smooth, I like the app and don't mind using the amazon app store. Already more than worth the $149.

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Ive had mine since the firesale. I would not have paid full price for this or ANY tablet (ie $350+). However, at $149, knowing that the hardware is pretty solid and that Android WILL be ported to this soon and my current phone is Androidified (HD2)...I like it. The app selection is weak in my opinion. As a couch web surfer and email/Twitter client its ok. Much more convient than my laptop.

I welcome CyanogenMod to my Touchpad.

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I actually kinda like the OS. Mostly because I use it for internet/web stuff (video, text, pictures, etc). I like the card system too...being able to shuffle 'em around and throw 'em off the screen is always fun :D

Still probably gonna go Android though :)

App selection sucks.

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Since finding out about PreWare and http://www.precentral.net, I've been enjoying it both in the field and at home. With TELNET and SSH built into the WebOS, there are a couple of apps that get you into terminal mode for both the TouchPad and outside systems. At home, it makes a great bedside/late-night mail reader.

There are a couple of minor hacks from PreCentral that come in handy, including a "how-to" get external drives and card readers to work with it without cracking the case. Likewise, there is an app for tethering to a Bluetooth device as well.

I'm looking for a 32Gb model now and waiting for Meg Whitman to make the right decision...

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I have always felt that I wouldn't use a pad much if I had one. But because of a friend's interest in touchpad I ended up getting one for myself. Turns out I was right and that I don't use it much. My desktops are always at hand because I'm a hermit and can always be found at my desks, either at work or home, using desktop computers. I don't make much use of my Android phone either.

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It's exactly what I expected a tablet to be-- an "internet appliance". It sits around the house waiting to be grabbed for easy web access or reading email. I like it, but not love it, and wouldn't pay more than $100 for it... same with any of these new tablets. For the $500+ these sorts of things go for I'd much rather buy a used fujitsu stylistic or a convertible netbook

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I put it in the official black case and set it on the touchstone stand. It looks nice.

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Yes, I like mine very much. Long battery life 7 plays movies really well. I Prewared & am using TouchPlayer (plays all my stuff except MKV).

WobOS is good, but I am excited for Gingerbread (CM7 ftw!).

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It was OK. And that was at the $149 price point for the 32 GB model. Even with all the tweaks to turn off system logging and the 1.7 Ghz overclock it was slow. Sold it to recover my "investment" in the platform, plus the HP Folio case, and Touchstone. Recovered the $230 or so I spent on everything and promptly put that money towards a 32 GB iPad 2 3G. Never looked back.

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so far I like mine, although listening to some of these answers it seems i'm not using this to its fullest capabilities. Anyone care to list some "must have" apps or mods for this.

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OS is pretty nice but be prepared to pay for every app. I have hundreds of free apps on my android devices and most are worthwhile. It won't play avi's over the network (I probably would not have bought it if I knew that) but there may be a way to have my computer transcode them. I haven't had time to look into that issue too much.

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@rlapid2112: You got yours to play avi's? Every time I try to play an avi, it tells me it can't. Is Touchplayer a paid app?

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@benyust2: Touchplayer is a free app, however I found it useless for playing avis. There are NO on-screen controls & you have no idea where in the movie you are (by time).

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@benyust2: Touchplayer is gesture driven and can be installed after you put on Preware (a homebrewers sdk, kinda thing).

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@rlapid2112: Gesture driven as in wave your arm to get a video to play? I think I am confused...

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@benyust2: Gesture driven as in swiping the screen with a finger left or right to fastforward/reverse the movie. However, there is on way to know where you are when you stop, making this pretty useless. As far as I know, this is the only gesture built into the app.

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@stanleys: Thanks! That makes a lot more sense.

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@benyust2: It is true, there is no way to know where you are in the movie, however, if you tap the middle (between right & left, not necessarily top & bottom), it puts you in the middle of the movie. If you tap the far left edge of the screen, it puts you at the beginning. Also, it plays avi, wmv, mov, mp4

That is better than converting your digital content to h264 (MPEG-4). If you want to convert (to use the standard video app), there is a free PC program called Any Video Converter. It will even queue several movies for conversion. Quite flexible, really. Just time consuming.

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I certainly like mine. I wanted basically an ultraportable network appliance and netbook, and that's exactly what it is.

It's blazingly fast which is cool. While it doesn't have tens of thousands of apps available, I've not had a problem finding apps for everything I've wanted.

Also, as someone else mentioned, Any Video Converter is a great program for converting avi files into mp4s for playing on the Touchpad. Don't even need any extra software, the built-in player works great.