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22Jun/11Off

Buy your HP Touchpad at…a Furniture store?

I've been a fan of WebOS since I got my Pre. Contrary to what some may believe I had never owned a Palm product prior to that. Although I do have a pair of Handspring Visors which was pretty much a better palm than palm back in the day, eventually they got bought out by Palm.

I've been awaiting the release of both the HP TouchPad and the Pre 3 for some time now. I almost pre ordered the Touchpad then figured I will just go buy it when it comes out in a local store, like most, I am not expecting a line around the block of people waiting to buy it on the first day like your typical Apple product.

For no particular reason I was browsing the Palm site (aka hpwebos.com) and saw a list of the official places you can pre order the Touchpad.

Much to my surprise, was what seems to be a big furniture store out in Nebraska. Nebraska Furniture Mart - America's Largest Home Furnishings Store.

I've never been to that part of the country so maybe it's not uncommon, maybe it's the only place people have in Nebraska to buy electronics from?

I mean of all the places to sell some new piece of technology. I realize now after looking at their site they have an electronics section(which I can't view because I declined their cookie requests), but still of all the places to launch a product.......

I look at the TouchPad myself is mainly a toy, something to play with, maybe I'll find some good uses for it with work I'm not sure. Would be nice to see support for wide ranging VPN options as well as perhaps native versions of various HP management tools (looking at you 3PAR).  To those out there that say your better off with a notebook or netbook, I agree. I already have a netbook and a notebook.

TechOps Guy: Nate

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  1. Hmmm….just remember, Fry’s Electronics started as a grocery store….

  2. Really! I did not know that.. Well looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry%27s_Electronics it seems that the grocery store chain was sold to Kroger about about 15 years before the same people started Fry’s electronics(though it also says the first Frys Electronics did have groceries in part of the store for a while). Interesting to know the history though. I was in Arizona a few years ago for a few days and saw a Fry’s grocery store and obviously it really reminded me of Fry’s electronics.

    Cool stuff thanks for the post!!


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