So, were you one of the lucky souls who bought a $99 HP TouchPad during their company fire sale? Are you a bit apprehensive in acquiring a device which is essentially being dropped by HP? Don’t fret, you didn’t just buy a fancy $99 digital photo frame, as I’ve gathered some resources for you and your spanking new WebOS device. See more after the break.
So, I don’t believe you WebOS TouchPad owners will be stuck with an obsolete piece of equipment. On the contrary, now that hundreds of thousands of devices are out in the wild, suddenly there’s more incentive for app developers to produce apps for those users. I suppose that’s an unintended consequence of the fire sale. Considering e-readers cost more than $99, getting a TouchPad for less than $100 is a steal, in my opinion.
Be patient, while you won’t have the half million apps available to iPad owners, you should have plenty of useful apps, in addition to existing capabilities (see WebOSroundup’s thorough review):
- Good hardware specs – display, 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM,
- Good email client
- Web browser with Flash support
- 50 GB free lifetime cloud storage via Box.net
- Skype video calling
- Kindle app
- Good sound quality from built-in speakers