Sunday, August 28, 2011

My New Touchpad and My Thoughts

Like probably a lot of you out there I have a new 32 gig HP Touchpad. It's definitely a neat little device and I thought I would give my pros and cons about the device. I've been eying the Tablets for a while now and I had been looking at the Android tablets because they have the ability to use flash. I've played with with IPad and didn't really care about the way they function.

Screenshot of my Touchpad wallpaper.

-ability to use flash
-ease of use
-portability (lighter than a laptop)
-decent battery life (longer than a laptop)
-synergy (syncing different accounts)
-price (can't beat $149 for a 32 gig and $99 for a 16 gig. While supplies last.)
-ease of taking screenshot (power plus center button)
-ease of closing apps (just swipe the card up)
-Facebook app built in

-no SD card slot
-no GPS
-no rear facing camera
-no ability to scroll within a webpage
-lack of apps (we'll see if this will change with time)
-inability to load images to a website with an upload button
-no video output
-no ability to format within email client

Apps I Recommend
-CBS Sports
-Angry Birds
-Angry Birds Rio
-USA Today
-Spaz HD Beta (Twitter Client)
-DoodlePool HD
-Video Flood HD

Apps I Would Like to See on the TouchPad
-Foxnews App (similar to the the iPad app.) App
-Google +
-Google Maps
-Native Youtube App

Overall I am satisfied with the Touchpad. Hopefully we'll get more apps.  I don't see why not with 500,000+ new Touchpad users. Grab one while you can.


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