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    $99 hp Touchpads

    Anyone picked up a Touchpad now they are fireselling them, they were $99 in the US and are being discounted in other markets to. It looks like NZs turn at the discount is tomorrow and I am considering getting one.

    It looks like people are already working on an Android port and some people have already had Ubuntu running on them.

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    I have reserved a 32GB TouchPad at my local Argos. If the rumours are true, it should be dropping in price to 115 this afternoon. The 16GB model should be 89.

    Looking forward to running Android on it.

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    It's a shame really. If W8 was available for it they'd rock. I got to play with some View Sonic W7 tablets in Philly, and they were blazingly fast. It's a pity the W7 touch components are so poor compared to dedicated touch OS's. Very strange for Microsoft that for once they are developing for a hardware platform that is already up to speed for the system being developed for it.
    Reading several columns on the HP sell off many commentators remarked that HP wanted to be as cool as Apple. Unfortunately you simply can't do it if the software isn't available. Neither WebOS or W7 come close to iOS (and I don't even like iPads!).

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    Yea, I'd really like a Windows 8 device but I'm sick of waiting and if these are as cheap as promised they should be a good interum toy.

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    you cannot reserve them in argos anymore.... must of missed the boat on that one, let me know if you see any for the 89 mark, am wanting 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I have reserved a 32GB TouchPad at my local Argos. If the rumours are true, it should be dropping in price to 115 this afternoon. The 16GB model should be 89.

    Looking forward to running Android on it.
    The price on argos's site is still high. Does it run droid well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    The price on Argos's site is still high.
    Same story with Amazon and the HP website.

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    Does it run droid well?
    Not sure, but I'm keeping an eye on this forum thread.

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    Yup.. bought one for 99 on amazon

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    Did anyone get one from Dixons? Looks like they have sold out now.


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    hmmm , will wait and see, they are still 349.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclass View Post
    Yup.. bought one for 99 on amazon
    Amazon.co.uk haven't dropped their prices yet. What's taking them so long?

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    i think dixons.co.uk just went down LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    i think dixons.co.uk just went down LOL
    yes. A mate of mine is a manager at PC world, he said they are 85 as from tomorrow.

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    I'm going to try and pick one up tomorrow if I can find one in the price drop, might be interesting trying to find one though by the looks of it.

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    currys and dixons for 89 have sold out already. took me about 30 mins to get through.

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