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HP 7-inch Opal TouchPad prototype leaks

HP 7-inch Opal TouchPad prototype leaks

HP's 7-inch TouchPad, codenamed "Opal", has leaked into the wild, despite HP itself having cancelled the webOS project. Originally intended to be the follow-up to the existing TouchPad, the 7-inch version has made an appearance in prototype form on the Chinese ZooPDA forums, running a 1.5GHz Snapdragon APQ8060 processor and a 4:3 aspect, 1024 x 768 touchscreen.

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HP TouchPad (briefly) up for sale in UK again

HP TouchPad (briefly) up for sale in UK again

The discontinued HP TouchPad has turned up in stock at UK retailer PC World, though it's unclear how long supplies of the webOS tablet will last. Priced at £249.99 ($398) for the 32GB TouchPad with the wireless charging dock and case - the 16GB bundle sold out in short order - the cost is a long way off the $99.99 bargain US shoppers were treated to last month.

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HP TouchPad backorders shipping in 6 to 8 weeks

HP TouchPad backorders shipping in 6 to 8 weeks

HP sent an email to customers today, informing them of a 6- to 8-week wait for the backordered HP TouchPad tablets. The tablet has been sold out at retailers and on HP's website after the $99 fire sale that followed HP's announcement of discontinuing WebOS. Many customers that ordered through HP at the fire sale pricing are still waiting for the device as HP plans one last production run.

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Samsung would “never” buy WebOS, says CEO

Samsung would “never” buy WebOS, says CEO

Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung has adamantly denied rumors that the South Korean company has any interest in purchasing HP's WebOS. Speculation started brewing that Samsung would be one of the top contenders for the platform after HP announced that it would be discontinuing WebOS hardware to consider licensing the software instead. There was also the possibility that HP would sell the unit entirely.

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Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers $100 and Star Wars Defense

Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers $100 and Star Wars Defense

If you're an avid South Park fan like every good god-fearing American in North America and myself are, you remember the episode in which there's a court case that lawyer Johnnie Cochran wins by using the Chewbacca defense, a method in which he speaks about the Star Wars character tied to several factoids about his living situation in order to utterly confuse the jury and ultimately win the case. It appears today that the folks at Woot are pulling a similar hilarious trick, this time using Chewbacca's good friend Lando Calrissian, and in this case offering early adopter purchasers of the HP TouchPad a $99 partial refund for their troubles in order to make them less mad at the fact that they payed full price before the recent fire sale of said tablet.

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HP TouchPad to get one last production run

HP TouchPad to get one last production run

HP has just confirmed that its recently axed TouchPad tablet is getting one last production run. The company announced that it was discontinuing all webOS hardware as it contemplates the platform's future, which led to a $99 fire sale that sparked new demand, so much so that the tablet is now out-of-stock at most retailers.

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HP TouchPad could be resurrected after PC spin-off

HP TouchPad could be resurrected after PC spin-off

In an interview with Reuters, HP's PSG (Personal Systems Group) executive vice president Todd Bradley revealed that the company could resurrect the HP TouchPad. The webOS tablet was recently announced to be discontinued along with all other webOS hardware after only about six short weeks on the market. Bradley also reveals that HP's PC business will most likely be spun off as a standalone company than be sold to a rival PC maker.

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HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP's $100 fire sale of the TouchPad led to the webOS slate dropping into the hands of several developers, not least the CyanogenMod team, and they've been hard at work getting their customized version of Android running on the tablet. Already there's a video demo (which you can see after the cut) of Android booting on the TouchPad, and the team says it's hoping to release a multiboot ROM which will allow the users to choose between webOS, CyanogenMod and potentially other platforms too.

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HP TouchPad StealthArmor Full Body Kit Fire Sale On Now

HP TouchPad StealthArmor Full Body Kit Fire Sale On Now

If there's one bit of news that's been blowing up and spewing bits all over the internet this past week, one king of hits, it's the HP TouchPad situation. The HP webOS situation as well as the PC spinoff situation have basically faded away in the wake of the $99 tablet, one that NOW we're having trouble locating even though a week ago noone wanted anything to do with. Here's something that hasn't been covered just a whole heck of a lot: what happens to all the accessories made for the tablet?

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HP TouchPad tops Amazon’s bestseller list

HP TouchPad tops Amazon’s bestseller list

You would think that HP's announcement of discontinuing webOS hardware would spawn a mob of angry early adopters requesting refunds, but it's been quite the contrary. HP's TouchPad tablet has now soared to the number one spot on top of Amazon's bestselling list, where the tablet is on sale at a price after the recent $100 cut.

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webOS TouchPad $100 Fire Sale Today, Should You Buy It?

webOS TouchPad $100 Fire Sale Today, Should You Buy It?

It appears that everyone who suggested HP sell their webOS tablets for unbelievably cheap prices or straight up give them away were right on track with what HP was thinking, because starting today you can purchase a TouchPad for the fabulous fire sale price of $100. Or you WOULD be able to if they weren't experiencing a problem with their cart system which turns your price back to the most recent prices of either $399 or $499 depending on if you'd like the 16 or 32GB version. At this very moment it appears that HP has shut down sales operations again for the time being, but you can expect a fix inside the next few days more than likely.

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HP TouchPad in White available now for US, seriously?

HP TouchPad in White available now for US, seriously?

The white HP TouchPad, which became available in Europe yesterday, is now available here in the US. It seems like someone in HP didn't get the memo that the webOS ecosystem will be abandoned. Either that, or HP figures it's got the stock, might as well ship---hopefully someone will be oblivious enough to buy it. The 64GB white model showed up today on HP's USA website priced at $599.

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