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I sold my laptop and I would really like something to browse while on the couch or in bed. The thing is I can't really justify spending $300-$500 on something I could just do while sitting at my desk.

I'd rarely use it for anything other than browsing. Maybe looking up directions or doing some homework (if tablets can get excel/access on them - but I think just quick office).

I heard FINAL FANTASY TACTICS was coming to the touchpad but was going to be available only on the apple market which is lame. I dislike apple a lot. God I wish they would just re-release the ORIGINAL version of that game. The gb advance version and lion wars remake for the psp were garbage. The original script was amazing.

Anyway - is there anything new coming out in the tablet world? Should I wait and see if prices drop more?
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Get one of the HP tablets when they release the next line, $99 each. That line has an estimated finishing date of October 31st.
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Is it able to get the android os put on it?
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yes

does it function (yet), no
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yes

does it function (yet), no

This, but I'm sure with the recent amount of people who have actually bought an HP tablet, development of Android for it will steadily increase.
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So I could get one of the cheepo's for $100 and then get android os later on?

When will they be on sale?
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Android is still being worked on for the HP TouchPad. No guarantee that it will be successfully ported completely, but they've made some promising progress.

As for buying one, good luck. This has been the deal of the decade. The thread on Slick Deals has had millions of views. HP is making a final run of TouchPads to clear their parts inventory but it looks very likely these will only fill existing back orders. As of right now you will not find one from a major retailer. Your best bet is eBay or Craig's List. You'll pay $200-250 for one which is more than the $99/149 clearance price but far less than the previous $399/499 retail price.
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So I could get one of the cheepo's for $100 and then get android os later on?

When will they be on sale?

There is no guarantee that android will be successfully ported tothe touchpad. Just get a touchpad and use webOS. If and when android comes to the TP, well then thats gravy.
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