sharpear, I agree with you! I have owned several HP products over the years. By and large, they have never given me a lick of trouble, but I learned early on that if they did, HP tech support was almost as useless as Dell's. And, I find myself somewhat grateful to both Dell and HP for their $4itty service. It encouraged me to learn about computers and technology in depth so that I can fix them myself. I rely on no one to fix my PCs. And, I understood clearly when I purchased my firesale HP Touchpad that I would be on my own if something goes wrong. I have already played around with it, and like it a lot for the price. Would I have paid full price for it and been happy? No. But at it's bargain price, I am very happy to have the opportunity to learn another OS and to tinker. It does not matter if the OS may never be seen again. It is just interesting to me. And...I have a feeling we have not seen the last of WebOS at all. Since an Android port is in the works, I may or may not take advantage of that option in the future. However, I am less than delighted with Gingerbread on my HTC Evo. In fact, I would brand that piece of software a POS that has crippled a perfectly good piece of hardware. No wireless N indeed! So, I will think long and hard before I put Android on the Touchpad if it becomes available. Of course, since it will be a hacked version, it will probably run great! No, the HP Touchpad should not have been killed off. With a little patience and a competitive price (about $150 below the iPad), I think it might have done well. But that is just my uneducated opinion. Others have already said, and I kind of agree, perhaps HP is just crazy like a fox selling all these Touchpads at such a low price to get them into the hands of consumers ASAP. It will be interesting to see of they have a plan to take advantage of this or if they are just doing a Hail Mary Pass on the item.
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