Posts tagged with: TouchPad
  • by | June 13, 2013 2:43 PM

    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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  • by | May 30, 2013 11:39 AM

    We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow -and in the recording studios of our weekly tech podcast- this week: we're simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world - and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the latter: it never officially existed. We'll talk about that, plus rumors of yet another mini-Galaxy that ain't bashful about skimping on specs, and a Motorola smartphone that's all-American from design to manufacture. We'll also cover rumors of a newer, flatter iOS 7 as well as updates to ...

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  • by | May 29, 2013 7:00 AM

    Nostalgia is a funny thing. Sometimes it creeps up on you, and tickles you at the edge of your senses without you even realizing it. One minute you're sitting there and you catch of whiff of roast beef mixed with stale beer and blammo, you're thinking about Cindy Pepperstein who firmly but gently turned you down for the senior prom. And sometimes nostalgia hits you in the face with a shovel, which is the situation I found myself in not long ago. I started thinking, as I admittedly often do, about webOS. About what could have been. (--Insert Harp Music Here--) The TouchPad Go is what could ...

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  • by | March 28, 2013 1:40 PM

    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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  • by | December 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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  • by | December 19, 2012 11:45 AM

    Last week, we were doing some jawing on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, debating the merits and pitfalls of the Surface RT. While we've done that on almost every episode of the Weekly since the release of Microsoft's first home-sourced tablet PC, we got more in-depth than usual on last week's episode and I encourage you to check it out. One of the topics we chewed over was that of the Surface RT's actual usability. I remarked that the Surface had so far proven to me more of a novelty than a productivity-enhancer. Despite my feeling that it is indeed a device from the future, I've recently ...

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  • by | May 18, 2012 3:22 PM

    Following last summer's announcement by HP that it was calling it quits on webOS, the company started selling remaining TouchPad stock at some fantastic discounts. That created a huge, new wave of interest in the tablet, and it quickly sold out. Over the following months, we saw HP make some additional units available from time to time, but after one final push on eBay, it looked like supplies had finally dried up. If you'd been wishing you snagged one of those TouchPads while you had the chance, you're in luck, as online retailer Woot has some for sale for today only; would you still be ...

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  • by | March 17, 2012 12:25 AM

    Last week, I showed you how to install the CyanogenMod9-Alpha 0.6 build of Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the HP TouchPad. Seven days worth of using Google's software on the ill-fated tablet have left me with a few observations to share. As a recovering webOS die-hard who's carried the TouchPad since launch day, the experience was equal parts surreal and exciting, with one or two dollops of frustration and fear thrown in. If you're a fellow webOS expat, or if you'd just like to see what the CM9 experience is like for someone more used to flipping cards than tinkering with widgets, check out ...

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  • by | March 11, 2012 3:51 AM

    When HP dumped the TouchPad in spectacular fashion with a bargain-basement firesale last fall, hobbyists flocked to eBay, Amazon, and Best Buy to snag their piece of heavily-discounted tablet hardware. Some of these buyers were just looking for a cheap tablet; others were webOS fans hoping to stock up on some long-term backups for their favorite platform; and still others had a different dream. They wanted a cheap but well-specced tablet on which to run Android. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the CyanogenMod Team, that dream has finally been willed into reality. And while there are a ...

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  • by | February 8, 2012 5:09 AM

    HP sold TouchPad tablets like hot cakes back in the time when many changes were made to the company, products and the OS; the tablet (alongside other products) was heavily discounted but HP sent out a couple of TouchPads running an experimental build of Android, to the owners' surprise. Of course, HP initially denied and later own admitted to experimenting with the build; as a direct effect, they wouldn't release the source code since the project should have never seen the light of day. Fast forward to today and we see HP releasing the source code complete with everything, except for the ...

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