I was able to get one of the 32GB touchpad's during the fire sale before they sold out and over all i'm happy with the Touchpad.
The multitasking feature I think is the best between Android and Apple (I support both (No playbooks but just off shoots of Android tablets just as the gTab from View sonic, etc) in my office and have extensive use on them). It' easy to switch between applications, separate web browser instances (cards) and the resuming/continuous playing of the app in the background is nice as well ( and yes to stop the complainers I know that apps can run in the background in the other tablet OS's as well. So just chill).
The battery which was my primary concern is actually not bad. I can easily get through a day of work without recharging the tablet. This is after constantly checking sending email, watching video's on YouTube and even some Skype chat.
I've even left it in standby for a few days without having to recharge it (of course I didn't use it that much during that time either).
The email client is a lot easier to use and more intuitive then the iPad or Android's. I've even shown it around the office and several users agree that going to email is much easier and some even liked the on screen keyboard better then android or iPad's. Opening and viewing word, pdf, excel documents with the touchpad works for the most part. When I was on version 3.0.0 the build in document viewer was buggy. With 3.0.2 (upgrading to which took for ever for the update to finish downloading. I had to constantly keep telling it to download the patch) the document viewer worked much better and was even a little bit faster. For business use I'm quite happy with this.
For personal entertainment it is missing some extra apps/features that would be nice to have such as a Netflix app or being able to use the browser for Hulu. Of course this is probably due to the size of the community that develops for the Touchpad and if it grows (who knows what will happen now with HP's WebOS) hopefully these issues will be addressed. The built in Skype feature works "ok". I've had issues when talking to my roommate on our wireless network. He would sometimes cut out and the same goes for me when I talked.
I did eventually "root" it with Preware. With preware I was able to install several patches that improved the swiping features on the touchpad, email interfaces to much more snappy and not sluggish when moving windows/panes, a feature to have a restart button show up when powering off the touchpad instead of just having a shutdown and sleep mode, and I even installed several utility apps.
I have always gone by the impression that if I have to root a device to make it run better then the OS isn't ready. I've had to do that to several android phones for friends because battery life sucks (Yes even after task killers, me training them on how to kill apps manually and with the latest available android builds). I haven't had to Jailbreak an iPad2 yet but I didn't touch an iPad until the iPad2 came out and by then the development was much farther along then things are now for WebOS (yes there are probably hardware reason's as well, etc but i'm just keeping it simple).
Overall for $150 it's a great tablet and I really like it. Will I put android on it? I dunno i'm going to wait and see what the future hold for WebOS. I may even pick up another 16GB tablet (if HP sells more again, we'll see) and just have that be my android version. I would recommend to people if they wanted something simple and that works to get the WebOS tablet but with the HP situation I of course can't.
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