HP TouchPad Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean With A Catch or Two

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While that headline might look incorrect, it’s not. The HP TouchPad, the webOS device that was long ago killed by HP, has received an early build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest mobile operating system from Google. The unofficial Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has shown up on XDA-Developers forums in the form of […]

The Nexus 7: Google Has a Game Changer

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Most folks who follow my mobile and Tablet blogging here know that I really enjoy the iPad experience. Some (including my wife) say I enjoy it far too much. I’ve owned every edition since the original. Contrary to what the platform zealots believe, I’ve always been eager to take a look at what else comes […]

HP TouchPad Goes on Sale Once Again

HP TouchPad Goes on Sale Once Again

The HP TouchPad, the webOS tablet that HP killed off back in 2011, has emerged again today in a sale. Woot.com has a one day sale going for refurbished versions of the webOS tablet and it’s selling them for a mere $194.99. That price is for the model that has 32GB of storage space which […]

Gift Guide: 5 Gifts You Shouldn’t Give in 2011

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While we’ve been busy telling you about all of the gadgets and gizmos that you should be buying this holiday season, it’s time to switch gears a little bit and tell you about a few things that shouldn’t be on your wish list this 2011 holiday season. We know that there are going to be […]

HP Tells Customers Sorry, No More TouchPads

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You might still be able to pick up a HP TouchPad at Best Buy or eBay or through some other method or off hand promotion. But if you were on that waiting list with HP it looks like you are out of luck. According to Neowin, users who signed up to be notified when HP […]

HP TouchPad Returning to Best Buy on November 1st, With A Catch

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Best Buy has announced that it will begin selling the HP TouchPad once again starting November 1st only this time there is a catch involved. The retailer will be offering up the webOS powered tablet for a cool $150 but in order to get a TouchPad, you’ll need to pick up an HP desktop or […]

HP Releases webOS 3.04 for TouchPad

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The HP TouchPad and webOS is certainly going to be one of the stories of the year in mobile tech. The big push and then the big quick stop and then the let’s make a few more is certainly one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. But, for those who still have a TouchPad, […]

Unreleased Touchpad and Pre 3 Get Handled

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Still pining for the webOS devices that you’ll never get to have? I know your pain. If you’re willing to settle for the next best thing — videos of the hardware you’ll probably never get a chance to own — then head over to Engadget. Myriam Joire got unboxing and hands-on time with the white European […]

Leaked Photo Shows Off Canceled 7-Inch HP TouchPad

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Prior to the launch of the HP TouchPad, we had heard that there was a 7-inch version of the webOS tablet slated to be hitting shelves at some point alongside its 9.7-inch counterpart. Well, before that tablet – codenamed Opal – ever got off the ground, HP decided to kill off webOS hardware meaning the […]

HP TouchPad Backorders to Start Shipping in 6-8 Weeks

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HP has begun sending out emails to customers that have backordered HP TouchPad tablets informing them that the device will be shipping at some point within the next 6-8 weeks. As many of you know, HP put the webOS tablet up for a mere $99 after it was announced that the company would be discontinuing […]

HP Like a Dog Chasing Its Own Tail in TouchPad Refund Kerfluffle

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Round and round we go. Yesterday the web was a-twitter with news that HP was working to shut down what looked like a bogus refund site in Germany that promised customers refunds for TouchPads. The site was asking for customers’ bank account info, which raised more than a few eyebrows. Web denizens cried foul. HP […]

Last Batch of HP TouchPads Headed to North America Only

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Weren’t able to get your hands on the $99 HP TouchPad the first time around? Well, then you probably were excited when HP announced that it would be bringing the canceled tablet device back for one last go round after the company’s stock was depleted because of the fire sale. Unfortunately though, if you live […]

CyanogenMod Brings Android to the HP TouchPad [Video]

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The CyanogenMod Team, those wonderful hackers who help to make Android so much better on dozens of devices, turned their attention to the HP Touchpad. Their work brings new life to a previously “sort of dead” device by porting Android to it. Thanks to a $2,300 reward by HackNMod, there are plenty of people working […]

HP Making More TouchPads to Meet Demand

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In a surprise move, HP has announced that it will make another batch of HP TouchPad tablets to meet the demand for a $99 tablet that doesn’t suck. Yes, you read that right, HP has discovered that people will gladly pay $99 a pop for a web connected tablet with apps, and is going to […]

Hulu Starts Blocking the HP TouchPad

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If your device doesn’t fall under Hulu’s agreements with studios, there is generally no soup for you. Translation: Hulu’s website is blocked on most tablets, and when you head to its website, you are greeted by a black screen that informs you that your platform is not supported. You get an apology for the inconvenience […]

How to Find Out When HP Has $99 TouchPads in Stock

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As you might know, the HP TouchPad has been on sale for extremely low prices ever since the company announced that it was killing production of the webOS powered tablet. And because of this fire sale, there is insane demand for this device. I mean, who wouldn’t want a $99 tablet that will likely have […]

Saying Goodbye to the HP TouchPad

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Like many I was stunned at the news from HP last week that they were dropping their interest in webOS hardware. Like some I think it is probably the beginning of the end of webOS, even with many (including HP) saying it might still have a life. I was more amused than stunned at the […]

HP Accidentally Created a Demand for the TouchPad By Killing It

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Despite writing an article saying that no one should buy an HP Touchpad, I found myself looking for one this past weekend. Why the turnabout? I’d say it’s the $99 discount price! I imagined HP would drop the TouchPad to $300 or maybe even $250, but never to $100. The marketing move by HP generated a demand for […]