Cracking Open the HP TouchPad
The HP TouchPad is the company’s latest effort to grab a piece of the growing tablet market. And although it’s roughly the same size as the current tablet leader, Apple’s iPad, it has significantly different hardware.
We got our hands on the HP TouchPad early, and couldn't resist cracking it open.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.
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I am disappointed what a piece of crap this thing is so many problems, I even had a guy in sales admits its a piece of shit why would HP make more of these they can not be of the same quality as the original production has anyone compared I am a novice in search of information . It just does not make good business sense Hp is gonna get ripped a new one , can't wait for a full version of android for this. Does anyone have any good ideas what to do with this tablet Thank All
I have a question. I got my touchpad but i live outside the us and i have no access to paid apps. I agree with you about supporting developers, but cant because of that hp policy? So, is there anyway that i can access to paid apps,??? and buy them, even when the touchpad detects my location and the app cayalog wont let me see any paid app??? I would appreciate any help. imarion@BTscene
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the hp touch pad uses a sandisk 16 or 32 gb inand chip for memory,correct? Could a 32 gb be used in a 16 gb slot? Could one use a 64 gb inand chip in a touch pad?
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While the TouchPad's software is beautiful and intuitive, overall the tablet is more of a "meh-sterpiece" than a masterpiece. Mike Jain - Asst. Sales Manager http://hamarahost.com
Looks like HP have adapability plans with all the 'bits' inside being changeable. If they can control the mfg cost to compete with iPad and if WebOS flies, this could be good for HP and create some stiff competition in the touchpad market.