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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 Continues webOS Push with Free TouchPad Apps Galore

HP Continues webOS Push with Free TouchPad Apps Galore

As you may have already heard, that being if you do not live under a rock on the moon of course, that HP recently announced they'd be discontinuing production of their webOS-related products, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as looking to take an alternate path with webOS - more than likely attempting to keep the platform alive by licensing it out to alternate hardware manufacturers in the near future. While it seemed to some that announcing they'd be giving up on the hardware end of webOS in the first place sounded the death bell for the mobile OS, HP has taken a seemingly well conceived gamble and made the HP TouchPad webOS tablet cost between $99 and $149, resulting in monster sales and sold-out stores all across the USA. What they're doing today is taking major advantage of the situation by offering up a handful of otherwise pay-to-own apps as completely free downloads.

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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 Pre 3 canceled for US, price to drop for Europe

HP Pre 3 canceled for US, price to drop for Europe

The HP Pre 3 launched early last week in Europe as HP's first major webOS flagship phone, but it was received with very little fanfare. And before it even had a chance to arrive stateside, plans for the device in the US are now axed following Thursday's surprising announcement that HP will be discontinuing all webOS hardware.

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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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HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC Announced

HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC Announced

The folks at HP have certainly picked up a whole lotta press over the past few days, and not always for the most positive reasons mostly due to the unsure future of the mobile and/or PC pieces of HP, but one thing remains clear: the HP PCs that are already made right this moment are popular for a reason, that reason being that they're awesome. What HP is presenting today is the HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC, an Intel® 2nd generation Core vPro processor toting space-saving Windows 7 machine made for the full home computing experience.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

This past week was like no other. Two major industry changing announcements were made that really took the tech community by surprise. Google revealed its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility while HP suddenly raised a white flag on its webOS hardware and PC business to make an IBM-like transition into the enterprise software and services business. With competition in the mobile space getting cutthroat, all the remaining contenders continue to stockpile patents for courtroom battles. Proceed after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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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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Microsoft luring webOS developers with free Windows Phones

Microsoft luring webOS developers with free Windows Phones

Now that webOS devices will be discontinued what are webOS developers to do? Well, they could become developers for the Windows Phone platform and receive a free handset while they're at it. Only a day after the HP announcement, Microsoft is already moving in on webOS developers, pledging that they'll provide all the tools they need to succeed.

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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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HP shares slide 20% as Dell CEO takes public potshots

HP shares slide 20% as Dell CEO takes public potshots

It's a tough morning for HP in the aftermath of the webOS and PC business announcements yesterday, with a plummeting share price and long-time foe Michael Dell not missing the opportunity to take potshots at the ailing firm. HP may have beaten expectations for the last financial quarter, with net revenues of $31.2bn, but the market has still reacted negatively; the company's share price is down around 20-percent this morning, to around $23.50 a share, the lowest seen since mid-2005. Meanwhile, the Dell CEO has taken to Google+ to call out his old rivals. "They are calling it a separation" he sniped on Google+, "but it feels like a divorce."

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Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

HP's decision to amputate its webOS hardware line and attempt to tourniquet the cash gush has left the platform's future in the air. The TouchPad and Pre lines may be dead in the water, but HP has made it clear that the company is "not walking away from webOS" but instead, according to developer relations VP for the platform Richard Kerris, intends to "explore the best hardware partner for it." Who, though, might be in the market for a plucky platform yet to find a manufacturer who can match it with appealing hardware? With the mobile segment in its current flux, there are some big names out there who could well be interested.

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