HP TouchPad can be bought for as low as $299 this weekend

The TouchPad tablet from HP hasn't gotten off to a good start in terms of reviews, but if you still want to get your hands on this WebOS device and get it for a much cheaper price you have a shot this weekend. HP is giving both the 16 GB $499 version and the 32 GB $599 version an instant $100 rebate from now until Sunday from any retailer. That's good news, but if you live near a Staples office supply store you might get an even better deal on the TouchPad.

As reported by WebOSRoundup.com, you can go to FatWallet.com and print out a $100 Staples coupon. You can then take the coupon to the local Staples retail store and if they have any HP TouchPad left you can grab it with both the $100 instant rebate and the $100 coupon. That means you can save a whopping $200 off the HP TouchPad. The web site is reporting that they have received word from its readers that Staples is indeed honoring the $100 Staples coupon in purchasing the tablets.

It may be a good time to get the TouchPad because a few days ago, HP released a new update to the tablet's WebOS software. As reported on HP's official Palm blog site, the 3.0.2 patch brings "performance and reliability enhancements, and also adds improved functionality to several core webOS apps." The patch allows TouchPad users to set up the tablet's wallpaper from photos contained in the tablet's Photo app. The TouchPad's email app also "offers faster scrolling and improved image rendering, as well as improved management of multiple emails in Draft and Outbox views" via the update.

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First of all, nowhere in my post have I compared the touchpad to the Kin. What I said is that HP should have learned from the Kin failure and where Microsoft went wrong with that project. HP is heading down a similar path. Second of all, watch yourself with the insults.

I knew this would be a flop as soon as I played around with it at Best Buy. Sluggish interface, layout that screams "We didn't give a flying rat's claw about UI design", takes forever to find the application you want, terrible front-facing camera (no rear camera WTF). The hardware is capable but the product has been ruined by HP. These days, an interface makes or breaks a device. Long gone are the days of "My hardware is much better than yours so your device is crap!". People nowadays care about simple, yet intuitive UI, easy to locate things with a couple swipes/touches, solid multimedia functionality and great apps! Follow that formula and you won't be able to keep it in stock. The TouchPad seems like HP just wanted to get something in the market with their brand on it and hope for the best but have they not learned anything from Microsoft Kin?

ManOfMystery said,
I knew this would be a flop as soon as I played around with it at Best Buy. Sluggish interface, layout that screams "We didn't give a flying rat's claw about UI design", takes forever to find the application you want, terrible front-facing camera (no rear camera WTF). The hardware is capable but the product has been ruined by HP. These days, an interface makes or breaks a device. Long gone are the days of "My hardware is much better than yours so your device is crap!". People nowadays care about simple, yet intuitive UI, easy to locate things with a couple swipes/touches, solid multimedia functionality and great apps! Follow that formula and you won't be able to keep it in stock. The TouchPad seems like HP just wanted to get something in the market with their brand on it and hope for the best but have they not learned anything from Microsoft Kin?

your comparing the touchpad to the kin... Nice brain

bugsbungee said,
And how much do you get for this particular advert?

Oh shut up. Leave the inappropriate comments in the gutter where you found them please.

bugsbungee said,
And how much do you get for this particular advert?

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