HP Sells 612 TouchPads on Woot

How’s that price cut working out for you, HP?

Seriously, I really wanted to like this device (I’m a long-time Palm developer), but it’s heavy, feels cheap (due to the plastic) and it’s slow.  Also, you have to do a lot of contortions to have a “regular” WebKit-based web app run in the browser (because WebOS intercepts touch events).  Palm (and, later, HP) have not done a good job of developer outreach, which might have mitigated the problem.

Right now WebOS devices are flying towards the “lost opportunity” category.


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