Do you receive your HP TouchPad “make it right” email?

There has been plenty of confusion related to the announcement yesterday that early webOS adopters could receive a $50 rebate with a 32GB TouchPad purchase. Some folks have received the email below, but a number of users have not, including myself. One would assume you are still eligible if you purchased a Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi or Palm Pixi Plus, regardless of your current phone. Let’s say you’ve moved to a Veer, then your older Palm Pre would still make you eligible based upon this email.
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Based on the eligibility requirements above, please take this quick poll and let us know if you’ve received your email from HP.

We should learn more once the final submission forms become available. As noted in the email, HP advises us to “stay tuned” and they will will provide instructions on how to get your rebate.

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First HP TouchPad Review Hits, In Canada

Just days before the July 1st release date, plenty of you are no doubt waiting to see the steady stream of HP TouchPad reviews. The first HP TouchPad review comes from north of the border courtesy of They concluded:

HP’s TouchPad offers a great user experience on hardware that’s top of the line. It makes an appealing tablet choice to those who want to work it into their workflow. But the drawback of a more limited app selection and lack of a rear-facing camera will see some consumers passing on it for the iPad 2.

You can read their full review here. Overall, they seem impressed with the TouchPad.

HP Offering $50 Off 32GB TouchPad To Legacy webOS Owners

HP today announced they would providing legacy webOS owners the ability to receive a $50 rebate off the 32GB HP TouchPad. A proof of purchase of a Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi or Pixi Plus is required. No, you can stack the offer if you’ve owned more than one. The rebate is good for pre-orders and reservations. HP promises to send an email with details of the offer.
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Richard Kerris Takes To The Airwaves Ahead of TouchPad Launch

Richard Kerris, head of Worldwide webOS Developer relations, appeared on Fox Business News yesterday. Kerris gave a shot out to the “homebrew community” and took a shot at Google’s Honeycomb, saying “Android hasn’t done a good job with Honeycomb on tablets”.

With under a week to go until the TouchPad launch, expect this week to be a frenzy of TouchPad promotions.

HP Announces webOS Pivot for HP TouchPad

HP today announced webOS Pivot. A compliment to the App Catalog, webOS Pivot will showcase apps and the developers who create them.
HP webOS Pivot

Pivot brings app discovery to a new level for customers and developers alike,” said Richard Kerris, vice president, webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “We want our partners to experience webOS as the growing platform of opportunity, and we’re investing in new ways to help market their applications on our platform.

Full press release after the break.
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HP TouchPad Demo Video From Digital Experience

Our old friend Jimmie Geddes was at Digital Experience last night and managed to get a video demo of the HP TouchPad.

via Gadgets on the Go

Manny Pacquiao In First HP TouchPad Commercial

Similar to the very well done Veer commercials, but with the larger TouchPad.

Have you seen this commercial? If yes, let us know where in the comments.

via @TeckieGirl

HP TouchPad Video Walkthrough

A rather extensive walkthrough of the HP TouchPad.

Overall, things are looking good, save for the Flash performance.

Thanks @TeckieGirl

HP Teases Us With TouchPad Videos

The HP TouchPad release date is July 1st. In advance of the release, the promotion wheels are beginning to turn. Evidence of which are a few videos from HP that show the TouchPad in action. Caution: Viewing these videos will give a feeling of gadget-lust.

Is there a webOS TouchPad app for that?

Today HP announced the long awaited release date the HP TouchPad. On June 19th, customers will have the ability to pre-order the TouchPad. On July 1st, you’ll be able to walk into a Best Buy, Walmart or any other host of retailers and pick up your TouchPad. HP has delivered on their promise to ship this summer. This also signals the start of sales phase. HP needs to make a compelling argument as to why you should purchase a TouchPad over an iPad 2, Motorola Xoom or one of the countless Android tablets that are starting to flood the market. Part of that argument continues to be how webOS offers superior multi-tasking, notifications and other industry leading features baked into the operating system. If the TouchPad is to be successful, the second part of the equation needs to be apps.

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