kellic wrote:I have one of these 32GB models. If you only use WebOS then yes. Its a piece of junk and pretty much a doorstop. There is virtually no apps, HP has stopped putting anything other then minor effort to remove bugs and to top it off HP has pretty much offed most of the developers on their WebOS team. (The only ones left are working on open sourcing the OS. There will be no new version of WebOS unless the dev community does it.)
CM9 is great, but what you've said here is just untrue. While the app catalog is a fraction of what Android has to offer, the basics are covered, as well as some of the niche uses. There are a few things I use Android for, but mostly the entertainment stuff (games, hi-def video). Most of my Android time has been spent trying out different ROMs.
On the productivity side, WebOS wins, hands-down. QuickOffice is included (albeit limited), and Google Docs (er, Drive) works perfectly in the browser. The ability to have multiple documents open side-by-side in cards just can't be duplicated in Android. Any performance issues in WebOS have been resolved by updates, and the battery life is absolutely stellar. CM9 drains the battery way faster than WebOS.
Last, your claim that HP has stopped support and development is just wrong. They have released a couple substantial updates since they discontinued the Touchpad, and devs have been seeing a new WebOS version (3.0.6) appearing in logs, which means someone at HP is testing it. And when Open WebOS launches, what do you think the first device to get it will be? I promise you, even if HP doesn't support the Touchpad, the community will have Open WebOS running on it within days.
Honestly, you can't go wrong with this. You have the best of all worlds: fast hardware, great speakers (really - I've never heard a laptop sound this good, let alone a tablet), the productivity strengths of WebOS, and the long-tail app coverage of Android, all in one tablet. Rebooting from one OS to the other takes about a minute, so it's no big deal.