Barkyhill wrote:I've been using one for about 3 months. Use it often as an e-reader - LOVE it - John Carter free on the Kindle app.
I have the drop-on charging 'stone'. charges in about 20 min from dead. Onl charge about every other week - 1-2 hrs a day use. WITH WiFi on!
You must have a 'super battery' of some sort. For one, using regular charging via the cable still takes a fair amount of time. If charging on the Touchstone (which I love and rec anybody with a TP to get one) it charges slower.
Yet your saying from an either dead battery or less then 20% it charges to 100% in 20 MINUTES?
Hmm....Well, all I can say is you either mistyped or you have some kind of battery that nobody on this planet has......It doesnt take days to charge, but it sure as heck takes ALOT longer then 20 minutes. In fact, I dont know of ANY media type device that charges to 100% in 20 minutes...Not even a $10 sandisk MPs player......
Folks, dont worry about the battery..It does charge great on the touchstone, but there isnt a tablet on this planet, or heck, even an old basic non smart phone, that charges to full in 20 MINUTES.
As for all the talk about it 'was cheaper'.....'its now discontinued and not worth...' and etc, etc,.....People, stop living in the past. We cant go back in time and buy these for $99 or $149. The only thing people should ask themselves is 'is this product worth $xxxx to me today?'...If the answer is 'no', then move on and buy something else that you prefer. If 'yes', then buy it. But to moan and groan about the past is just a waste of time.
I think the TP is a great tablet on its own. Add ICS and it simply rocks......I did get lucky and after my WOOT REFURB was defective and refunded I did mange to pick a few of these up fairly cheap and new, but the fact is, they still sell like hotcakes in this current price range...heck, many places still sell them for over $300 and people are buying them up....So, if your bummed you missed the fire sale, get over it...it aint coming back.....If you want a great tablet for the money, the TP is pretty darned good at this price......I'll take a TP over any of the 7inchers people mention and i'd certainly take the TP over some of these cheapos people are rec'ing...Archos and etc? Pleeeeeeez.....Stick to name brands with the specs you want.....I wouldnt wish any archos on my worst enemy...Ditto with many of these lesser known names...They are $150 for a reason. They SUCK. The HP was designed to be a $500+ tablet and works just like a high end tablet. Webos is far from dead and will only get better...ICS makes the tp even better and HP aint going anywhere and will stand behind this tablet and fix/replace if need be.
Barkey, you mind posting the info on your battery that charges to full in 20 minutes? Please do as im sure every person who owns a TP would buy that battery in a split second (insert laughter now)....