Greedy merchants hoarding HP touchpad stock and secretly trying to sell on ebay and other auction sites eager to make big profits as HP lowered price to $99
Keen an eye out on ebay as greedy merchants and BestBuy and other employees try to unload their hoarded stash of $99 HP Touchpads at a nice profit.
Many merchants have decided not to sell their stock at the $99 price, Newegg has said they won’t be selling it at the discounted price, many wonder if they will send it off to HP or what they’ll do with their stock of touchpads, its anybody’s guess what all the merchants out there will do. Some might decline new shipments due them for various reasons.
The smart buyer will refrain from paying more than $99 and not be tempted by the scalping on ebay and other sites. Be especially cautious for fake phishing scam sites setup to lure in the desperate pad chasers.
HP will likely try and sell this off as meaning there’s still interest in WebOS and try to dangle some of their PALM patents in front of GOOGLE for a nice sell and profit, they figure they’ll make up the loss on the $99 devices from selling off whatever patent portfolio they got from acquiring Palm.
Do yourselves a favor and find another $99 toy and start getting some sleep instead of hitting F5 nonstop on every touchpad distributor’s site or wasting hundreds on gas money driving to all the BestBuys, Sams Clubs, and Walmarts in your state! It’s an addiction, and another cool nice $99 toy will cure you, try it!
Apple’s Steve Jobs doesn’t hate Flash or Java, he just really loves money he gets from creating a monopoly by killing any competition
I’m kind of amazed at how so many people bought into the stupid technology talks behind Apple and Steve Job’s decisions. The superiority of one technology over another has absolutely nothing to do with their decisions against Flash or Java or Admob or anything else they’ve gone against.
It’s purely about creating a monopoly and killing the competition. Just think of it, if they allowed Adobe Flash or JAVA on their iPhones, tons and tons of Games and Applications could be run from INSIDE a Browser, no need to pay Apple to put an App in their App store. By simply killing Java and Flash, Apple has prevented millions of browser Apps from doing business as usual, as on the Desktop, through web browsers. In one easy stroke of the pen, everyone must know pay Apple to get on their App store and keep giving Apple a good percentage of their profits. Now they can force all those online content providers to go through them on the App Store to reach their customers on the iphone or iPad.
It’s brilliant! Isn’t it!? That’s why Steve Jobs gets the big bucks!
Has google finally brought the iPhone to its knees? The new Nexus One phone definitely has the contours to get the blood going, and the drooling just continues when checking out the specs:
A fast 1Ghz CPU and a huge 3.7″ diagonal AMOLED no less screen that now puts the iphone to shame with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and a blazing fast 1ms response time (better than any computer or TV LCD monitors out there)! Looks like the Nexus One is now “The One”.
Here’s a comparison of the iphone 3GS, the Palm Pre, Motorola Droid, and the new Google Nexus One (Nexus one comes out with lowest price of ownership, cheapest unlimited data, unlimited voice, and unlimited messaging plans):
Nexus One specs
Nexus One flash demo
Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz
Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)
Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
Size and weight
130 grams w/battery
100g w/o battery
3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
800 x 480 pixels
100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
1ms typical response rate
Camera & Flash
Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
2X digital zoom
User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions
Cellular & Wireless
UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
A2DP stereo Bluetooth
Power and battery
Removable 1400 mAH battery
Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
Up to 10 hours on 2G
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G
Up to 5 hours on 3G
Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
Up to 7 hours
Up to 20 hours
(ARTICLE IN PROGRESS)