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Specs for the tablet aren't impressive at all, but it's to be expected given its sub-$200 price point

The tablet market is pretty crowded these days with numerous companies duking out for a piece of the action. While Android-based tablets have been taking up the lion’s share of the market, HP has yet to launch any true "breakthrough" products in the sector.
And given today’s “stealth” launch of the new HP 8 1401, which was noticed by Phone Arena, it appears that HP still isn’t ready to put much effort into the category. The tablet is equipped with a quad-core Allwinner A31 ARM processor paired with a scant 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, although it can be expanded thanks to its microSD slot (up to 32GB).
The budget-minded specs continue with a 1024x768 7.85” display, 2MP rear camera, and a low-resolution 0.3MP front-facing camera. Battery life is listed at just 7 hours thanks to its 3800 mAh battery.
And don’t expect to see an updated version of Android shipping with the HP 8 1401; it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the latest version shipping is 4.4 KitKat.
Not all is lost, however, when it comes to the HP 8 1401. HP does give you 25GB of cloud storage for the life of the device. And when it comes to pricing, HP is offering up its latest tablet for just $169.99 in the U.S.

Sources: HP, Phone Arena

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RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 12:13:57 PM , Rating: 1
Oh dear. He doesn't seem to understand that Windows Phone is a dead-end platform. Seriously, it's just dead. The only ones who use it in any number are in developing markets. Developers won't touch it. The only company who even bothered investing in the hardware had to be bought by Microsoft.

A few people like it, so what? He might as well be talking about Blackberry, pretty much the same difference. Irrelevant platform, but don't tell that to the loyal fans!

And yeah, sync issues with 64bit OS? Sounds made up to me. Black screens? Wtf.

Every time he talks about Android, it's like he's using some super-sucky version none of us have ever heard of. I go online and Windows Phone users complain of just as many issues, but he says it's been "perfect" for him.

Smells like BS.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:30:34 PM , Rating: 1
Dead end that keeps gaining Marketshare?

Oh look history repeating itself.

Samsung admits Outlook sync issue with Android 4.3 update

It appears that this problem isn't restricted to just S4 handsets, with many Samsung owners reporting similar issues over on the Android Central and XDA forums.

How to fix Android's blank screen of death

Black screen of death: Android 4.3 + Netflix

I'll stick with Windows Phone.

RE: Yawn
RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:44:34 PM , Rating: 2
Not seeing any blue or black screens of death in the links you provided and the reboot issue is solved when you don't use a 99 cent ebay charger. Use a $4.00 charger.

Your kind of proving my point that Windows Phone is far more stable than Android is.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:46:48 PM , Rating: 2
NOt at all... The point is any OS has tons of bugs. Its true for IOS, Android, SP8, Linux, Windows, MAC, etc. There are also individual issues with software and particular products made on those OS's. Judge it evenly.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:55:31 PM , Rating: 3
I did why cant you accept that I am not interested in Android Phones after personal bad experiences? I found a phone that works. Windows Phone works case closed. Its why many Apple people dont see the need to leave IOS for them it works why change it?

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 8:54:12 AM , Rating: 2
I did why cant you accept that I am not interested in Android Phones after personal bad experiences?

Because you've allowed those personal experiences to define Android. Then you come online and speak about Android as if those experiences still relate to the whole.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
"Not seeing any blue or black screens of death "

And btw, uh.... YES



Any other questions?

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:52:16 PM , Rating: 2
ROFLMAO - Never seen one before but I find it hysterical the majority of images are Samsung Windows Phones.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:57:54 PM , Rating: 1
First, Windows doesn't have blue and black screens, and then I why you it does and now its Samsung? You are truly hilarious. Especially because its not Samsung.

Black SOD - 1st 2 links, HTC and Nokia Windows phones.

Blue SOD - 1st several links - all Nokia Windows phones.

You have been so totally dominated in this little debate it isnt even fun any more. I feel like I am tricking a dog by fake throwing a ball.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 1:03:35 PM , Rating: 2
I love your claim of victory its so cute.

Ill prefer to let peoples own experiences with Android, Windows Phone, and IOS speak for themselves. If it works for you then by all means stick with it and if it doesn't then by all means try something else. Try to be open minded.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 2:04:37 PM , Rating: 2
It wasnt a "victory"... Too easy that is all. It wasnt anything I did. It was your self defeating logic and poorly thought through arguments along with lack of attention to detail.

Mitch101: "Android has blue and Black screens of death, Windows Phone doesnt"

Retrospooty: (shows you links that it not only has both, but both are quite widespread ).

Mitch101: "All those Windows Phone blue and black screens are on Samsung devices"

Retrospooty: (points out that is it mostly Nokia and secondly HTC having Blue and Black SOD on Windows Phone.

Week dood. Are you not even trying, or are you really that dim, or is it that you just cant admit that your arguments have no merit?

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 2:46:58 PM , Rating: 2
LOL now your re-wording some of my comments or taking them out of context now. I like how you tacked on "Windows Phone doesnt" at the end of the comments. Your the one serving up the week sauce.

Technically Ive never seen or heard of one until today gods honest truth its just like I recall people saying the original X-Box had a blue screen in walmart but damn if all the years and games I played on it never saw a blue screen. Looking even deeper I can see a couple are really bad photoshop as well. Not sure what search engine your using for images but the majority of mine are Samsung.

I thought you Won? You said you did. Why its important to you on a blog/forum is actually pathetic.

Like I said if all is well in Android enjoy it but if you have an Android and its effing up maybe its time to look at something else. Try Apple, Try Windows Phone its all good just find something that works for you.

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 3:35:33 PM , Rating: 2
No offense but you're being a child.

You don't get to make sweeping claims based on nothing but myopic experiences, then when he proves your precious has as many issues, dismiss them offhand because they didn't happen to you.

Myopic much?

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 4:28:32 PM , Rating: 2
Absolutely amazing. The guy is like Pirks.

RE: Yawn
By Gondor on 3/7/2014 4:34:45 PM , Rating: 3
I love your claim of victory its so cute.

Tony Swash is strong in this one.

RE: Yawn
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/2014 8:13:49 AM , Rating: 2
ROFLMAO - Never seen one before but I find it hysterical the majority of images are Samsung Windows Phones.
And I have never had any of the issues you claim happen to Android. What's your point?

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 8:35:05 AM , Rating: 2
Honestly the only issue I have with modern Android is the wakelock issue. Where somehow a bug allows an app to run wild while the phone is "sleeping" and hoses your battery.

And this has been completely solved with the Greenify app. Which actually has many cool side-benefits I've come to enjoy. More control rocks.

If he had any experience with Android first hand, he wouldn't have to sit there on Bing and fish up stuff to complain about.

I honestly have never used any hardware/software system that didn't have SOME issues. But these Windows Phone guys are some kind of special. It's amazing how only Android has problems, but never Windows Phone. How convenient!

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 3:54:35 PM , Rating: 2
Dead end that keeps gaining Marketshare?

Wrong. You gained some marketshare early in 2013, now it's slowed to a halt. WP is actually losing marketshare, because it's growth is now anemic and Android and iOS are growing faster.

Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010. And you people are still quoting marketshare numbers barely into double digits as some kind of amazing thing. Hello, see something wrong here?

I'll stick with Windows Phone.

Hey you do that. There are people out there sticking to Blackberries too.

Both are dead platforms. Time to just face the facts.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 4:41:10 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't know you were in Latin America?

BetaNews is that prototype news?

Using the same article you referenced.
Germany Up 2.5%
Great Britain up 5.4%
France up 6.4%
Italy up 4.4%
Spain up 4.4%
USA up 1.9%
China up 0.2%
Australia up 2.2%
Latina America -1.5% Boo
EUS up 4.6%

Considering overall smartphone sales numbers were up from previous years yes showing any market share growth is a big deal it means your outpacing the growth.

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