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Slab phone names, Touchstone charging, TouchPad sales and more - From the Forums 4

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Sun, 07 Aug 2011 1:47 pm EDT

Our forums are teeming with new discussions about webOS devices, and it's that time of the week again to share some great threads that we've found active in the last few days. If you want to join the community in talking about webOS smartphones, tablets, apps and events, you can click through the links below to see some of what is going on over there, and then register for a free account to let your voice be heard. If you have stories you'd like to share in a future "From the Forums" update, send an email to tim@precentral.net and we'll try to add it in!

According to many users around the US, retail stores all over the place are now completely sold out of the HP TouchPad. User tasogare from the Bay Area in California has checked with every single Staples in their area, only to find the same trend continuing there. As our members have said in that thread, even with a low number of TouchPads in stock that's still a lot of devices sold from just one of many retail stores that the TouchPad is available through. 

While many PreCentral readers have a history with webOS smartphones, it's easy to forget that many new members of our community are being introduced to webOS through the TouchPad. Verno329 might not be new to the community, but his question is one shared by many new TouchPad owners; How well does the TouchPad and HP Veer play together right now and is it worth it to buy the tiny smartphone before the Pre 3 is released?

Speaking of the Pre 3, user scolab is still waiting for the mythical webOS device to arrive before making a decision on buying it, but in the meantime there are still some questions that can be answered. Will current TouchStone chargers work in the upcoming Pre 3? Read through the answers in scolab's thread and give your own, it's another fine example of the community stepping in with good answers.

Forget the devices that we already know about; what about the webOS slab device we've been waiting on? In a fun thread that is sure to catch a lot of traction, lancepr is looking for ideas on what you think the webOS slab phone should be named. With unique ideas like the HP Aura and fun names like HP Multitaskenator there are plenty of ideas to look through (and laugh at). 

 

4 Comments

Thanks! Looking forward to reading these.

I have been thinking about why I bought a Touchpad and of course, the multitasking, the UI, and my familiarity with WebOS were large factors. But I think in the end I bought the Touchpad because of our community. The Homebrew community on WebOS is the best! I also love the forums on this site.

I too am thinking of getting a Veer because "in a world of tablets, who needs a big phone?" Maybe I will get the Veer and let it tether wireless from my sportcoat to my Touchpad. That would be pretty cool. If I do, I will skip a generation on the Pre. Hopefully the Pre 4 or Aura or Multitaskinator will be worthwhile.

I guess there aren't too many adventurous types here. I took my Pre- (running 2.1) to the local BestBuy with my Son, paired it with a TouchPad to show him and called my GF from the Store's TP through my phone. (the phone number is NOT stored in the TP, it's in MY call log). I tried testing SMS, but the TouchPad wasn't showing the notification even though it was enabled.

Why the heck *wouldn't* the Veer work (which they had 3 live and 1 dummy of there)?!?

*NO* webOS Phone supports "bump" at this point.

M.

"According to many users around the US, retail stores all over the place are now completely sold out of the HP TouchPad. User tasogare from the Bay Area in California has checked with every single Staples in their area, only to find the same trend continuing there."

Don't worry, at least I see what you did there....

sold out? They didnt have it in the store to begin with. But Ok