This is no damned surprise.
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This screensnap says it all:
A big and bright DEMO sticker on the back of a unit that appears in an unboxing video after the break.
You can be an arrested development case and pathetically pretend you’re Superman — as long as you don’t want an HP Slate 8 Pro tablet!
If HP, HP Official News, or Meg Whitman herself don’t like this post, they can damn well use their respective Twitter accounts for communication instead of delusional one-way pimpery.
Start by telling us what the hell is going on with the HP Slate 8 Pro.
I am seething.
All this time I’ve been looking forward to the Chinese forum posts about the Retina-class iFive Mini 3 from tablet wonk iambillbil. He tests a lot of tablets so he has a vast knowledge when it comes to writing about them.
And they are mostly blocked off to most people!
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot on the foot of a moron at a large corporation stamping on a smart human being’s face — forever.
Tech companies are uniformly terrible at promotion. I see it all the time on Twitter. They hardly do any better when it comes to video advertisements.
The latest example of awfulness is from Acer — they of the plummeting sales — who call in hipsters to shill their new tablet.
See the video after the break. If you dare.
So Huawei has announced its new HTC One-like eight-inch tablet, the MediaPad M1:
People have already been complaining on the HP Support Forum that they can’t store apps on a microSD card with the Slate 8 Pro. The Support staff (mostly volunteers) have to keep repeating that it’s Android 4.x doing this, not HP.
And now this.
The entire point of my wanting an Android tablet over an iPad is the card slot.
This move by Google to dissuade hardware makers from including such a slot is just jaw-dropping.
It’s already bad enough that people who want to view multi-GB videos in HD are running up against 4GB file limits with card storage — and this is just pouring salt in the entire wound.
I hope the outcry will be loud enough to make Google change its thinking. Card storage is the ace card that makes many people choose Android over iOS devices.