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Old August 19, 2011, 05:00 AM
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I'd more look to just return the thing if I were them then worry about the hassle.
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Old August 19, 2011, 04:29 PM
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I was lucky enough to only have the device for 2 days, so I could return it to Futureshop for a full refund. I feel bad for early adopters who are out though.
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Old August 19, 2011, 05:01 PM
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i really want to know if u could install windows on this device? might get one myself for cheap
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I know webosinternals got ubuntu running it don't know about windows.

I have 2 hopes going forward.

1) we get document editing and a rep

2) when HP splits its pc portion palm is reborn and webOS will once again return from the dead. I don't see licensing or about takeover can succeed, would take too much time to reboot again. Oddly enough the HP support guy I talked to today said he was hoping for the same thing.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Now the owner of a trusty 32GB TouchPad.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:51 PM
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I was on Precentral and see that HP is doing a fire sale... Best Buy Canada and Futureshop are selling them off at $99 for 16 and $149 for 32 GB.

HP 16GB TouchPad with Wi-Fi : WebOS Tablets - Best Buy Canada

HP 32GB TouchPad with Wi-Fi : WebOS Tablets - Best Buy Canada

Sad... but some will snap them up with hopes that WebOS will still get some love.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:58 PM
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I snapped it up on hopes someone will be able to root it soon and install Android. Honestly this OS is the worst thing I've used in years.
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I'm just trying to see what I personally could/would use it for. So far I still enjoy reading my novels paperback vs on a screen, I have my computer at home and smart phone when i'm out...
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I snapped it up on hopes someone will be able to root it soon and install Android.

Oh, you mean something like this
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Oh, you mean something like this
From what I've heard it will likely be a few months before they have anything usable for the TouchPad.
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