Despite being heavily advertised by HP, TouchPad owners discovered the Kindle app was not available at launch. It finally became available last night, and here is my review.
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The Borders chain is liquidating and folks are telling me that some Borders stores are already in heavy liquidation mode and great deals can be found. Might be a way to get a Kobo Reader on the cheap.
The first HP tablet running its webOS system went on sale a couple of weeks ago, but according to a couple of company executives the real launch of the TouchPad was yesterday, July 17.
The looseness of the Android platform has been its biggest draw, but there is such a thing as too much openness, and it is beginning to impact customers in ways that Google surely didn't intend to happen.
When I think of Windows 8 running on tablets the more problems I see, especially when I think about the regular updates that come with Windows. I don't think that will work with tablets.
The webOS platform is great at multi-tasking, and a new app takes that to a whole new level. Glimpse for the TouchPad brings the ability to run multiple tasks within a single app.
Smartphone owners may be getting ready for all carriers to switch to tiered data plans as Wi-Fi usage is increasing, and tablets are keeping TVs turned off.
Android smartphone and tablet owners got a new version of SwiftKey X today that is now a lot smarter than previous versions.
There aren't a lot of apps available for the HP TouchPad, but these ten cool apps shouldn't be overlooked for the webOS tablet.
It is beginning to look like Microsoft is about to repeat the Tablet PC history with Windows 8, and that is not a good thing.
Verizon has pushed an over-the-air (OTA) update to the HTC Thunderbolt that disables the hotspot feature previously possible on the phones.
The flaky Android update system has resulted in the postponement of the update for the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Even Google's flagship Android phone isn't safe from the awful update process.
Things may seem to be in disarray at HP these days, but TouchPad owners should at least be getting an update to address problems with the tablet soon.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the smartphone is rapidly becoming a primary method that Americans use to access the Internet.
In one ill-timed move HP you have moved me from the "stick it out" TouchPad customer to the "extremely nervous about the platform" customer.