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  • Your Next Trackpad And Keyboard Will Be Wafer Thin

    Your Next Trackpad And Keyboard Will Be Wafer Thin

    If you’ve been complaining about the thickness of your trackpad, Synaptics has something to show you. Their new Forcepad trackpad technology is wafer thin and uses a capacitive force sensor to register clicks and taps. The new trackpad offers 64 levels of sensitivity and can sense five fingers at once. There is no physical switch inside the trackpad so you won’t be able to… Read More

  • Woot! A $200 32GB HP TouchPad

    Woot! A $200 32GB HP TouchPad

    Yeah, it’s not $99 and it’s refurbished but it’s still a TouchPad. The tablet was once heralded as an iPad killer. Now, I’m not sure if it could even kill a Notion Ink Adam in a head-to-head sales battle. But still, thanks to an honestly smart move from HP, the TouchPad and webOS is valuable to some in the development community. But you better act fast like previous… Read More

  • The HP TouchPad Rides Back Into Town On Woot’s Back

    The HP TouchPad Rides Back Into Town On Woot’s Back

    Somewhere, someone out there is curled in a corner, sobbing because they missed out on the last HP TouchPad sale. Ebay messed up, he says. It wasn’t his fault. He clicked the button but Ebay’s servers crashed. So now he’s alone. Left to sulk in his missed opportunities. But fear not, friend! I bring you great news from the land of the Internet! Woot finagled another batch… Read More

  • HP Sends $19 Refunds To Overcharged TouchPad Sale Partakers

    HP Sends $19 Refunds To Overcharged TouchPad Sale Partakers

    If you were one of the lucky few that managed to snag a TouchPad during HP’s (maybe) final fire sale of TouchPad inventory two weeks ago, you might be receiving a little present soon via PayPal. It seems that some people were charged quite a bit extra for shipping. It seems a bit fussy to complain about when you’re getting a device like this for such a ridiculous price, but hey… Read More

  • The $99 TouchPad Sale Overwhelms Ebay As Consumers Snatch Up The Discontinued Tablet

    The $99 TouchPad Sale Overwhelms Ebay As Consumers Snatch Up The Discontinued Tablet

    And like that they’re gone. $99 TouchPads hit ebay right on schedule and were gone within minutes. But that’s to be expected, really. It’s not often that a solid piece of hardware like the TouchPad is available for so cheap. And thanks to HP’s recent moves, the tablet’s operating system, webOS, will be around at least in some capacity for as long as there’s… Read More

  • HP Is Reviving The $99 TouchPad Firesale! Refurb Models To Hit HP’s Ebay Store On 12/11

    HP Is Reviving The $99 TouchPad Firesale! Refurb Models To Hit HP’s Ebay Store On 12/11

    Get your clicking fingers ready! These boys are going to go fast. Starting Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. Central time, 16GB and 32GB Touchpads will be available on HP’s ebay store. A $79 accessory bundle will also be available, which includes a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard. Look for them in the laptop section. As you would expect, there are some caveats with this deal… Read More

  • Surprise: HP Is Squeezing Every Possible Penny From The Canceled TouchPad

    Surprise: HP Is Squeezing Every Possible Penny From The Canceled TouchPad

    The $99 TouchPad fire sale was the best way to close the book on webOS and the TouchPad itself. It got the TouchPad into the hands of the fans. Only those that cared about the product lined up outside of Best Buy to grab one of the cheap notebooks. It’s also probably safe to say that most of these people do not have any interest in HP’s crapware notebooks. These people just wanted… Read More

  • TigerDirect Jumps On Bundle Bandwagon With $279 TouchPad Deal

    TigerDirect Jumps On Bundle Bandwagon With $279 TouchPad Deal

    It looks like Best Buy managed to let a few of those 32GB TouchPads slip through their fingers, as TigerDirect has concocted a $279 bundle around HP’s stillborn tablet. Yep, people looking to score a TouchPad on the cheap may need to look elsewhere (good luck, by the way). There always seems to be a catch when it comes to TouchPad deals, and TigerDirect is more than happy to oblige. Read More

  • Best Buy Has 32GB TouchPads For $149, But There’s A Catch

    Best Buy Has 32GB TouchPads For $149, But There’s A Catch

    Here’s one to file under “completely unexpected” — remember HP’s long-dead TouchPad? Well, apparently it’s got some life it in yet, as Best Buy will be allowing their customers to purchase a 32GB model for $149 so long as they buy an HP computer at the same time. The deal starts on November 1, and I suspect Best Buy and HP will be hyping it like crazy next week. Read More

  • HP Confirms There Is No Way Touchpads Shipped With Android

    HP Confirms There Is No Way Touchpads Shipped With Android

    The head of HP’s open source initiative, Phil Robb, took umbrage when Touchpad lovers found Android running on some HP Touchpads and clamored for the source code. Robb, who is in charge of handling open source software and distribution for the company, said there was never an Android made for the Touchpad and there is no way it could have shown up on the Touchpads, even through… Read More

  • HP’s Internal $99 TouchPad Sale More Popular Than Expected, Crushes Web Server

    HP’s Internal $99 TouchPad Sale More Popular Than Expected, Crushes Web Server

    People love the $99 TouchPad including HP employees. The TouchPad hit the HP’s employee purchasing program yesterday and potential buyers showed up en mass, promptly crashing the servers. It’s unclear how many TouchPads were sold, but my HP source didn’t manage to snag a cheap TouchPad yet. Instead, he received (and forwarded) an email detailing the problem and warning… Read More

  • The $99 TouchPad Returns To HP’s Employee Purchasing Program On Sept 28th

    The $99 TouchPad Returns To HP’s Employee Purchasing Program On Sept 28th

    It’s not very often I get to write that it’s a good day to be an HP employee. But it’s also not everyday that HP employees are offered some of the last TouchPads. The company is set to release a final batch of the $99/$149 HP TouchPads to employees starting September 28th at 9:00am PDT. This is per an email I received from an HP employee (embedded after the jump), which… Read More

  • The Touchpad Is Back (Briefly) In The UK

    The Touchpad Is Back (Briefly) In The UK

    Gor blimey, Danger Mouse! The Touchpad suddenly appeared at UK retailed PC World for a mere $398, a far cry from the impressive $99 models offered on this side of the pond. Read More

  • Android TouchPad Project Finally Gets Working Touch Screens

    Android TouchPad Project Finally Gets Working Touch Screens

    Regardless of your thoughts on what OS should be used on HP’s TouchPad, work on getting a fully-featured version of Android up and running continues unabated. There’s been a lot of progress in the past few weeks, but a group of devs revealed today that one crucial piece of the puzzle has just been popped into place: the touch screen finally works! Read More

  • Office Depot Now Fulfilling At Least Some 32GB TouchPad Backorders

    Office Depot Now Fulfilling At Least Some 32GB TouchPad Backorders

    TouchPads are in hot demand right now and it seems as if Office Depot just is ready to ship out another round. This comes from an email set to us that indicates at least some 32GB TouchPad orders were canceled, which the retailer is ready to use to fulfill the backorders. Chances are that if you’re part of this group, there’s an email waiting for you from Office Depot right now. If… Read More

  • Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers Star Wars Jokes And Partial Refund

    Woot Offers TouchPad Buyers Star Wars Jokes And Partial Refund

    Before the TouchPad dove head first into the bargain bin, HP tried a little pricing experiment. Early in August, they dropped the TouchPad’s price by $50, and very shortly after, the discount was bumped up to $100. It was a sweet deal, but in retrospect, some buyers may not be too happy with pulling the trigger when they did. Woot sold the TouchPad for $379, but they reportedly feel… Read More

  • HP Could Revive The TouchPad, Says Former webOS VP

    HP Could Revive The TouchPad, Says Former webOS VP

    Hold on to something tight, webOS geeks. Your favorite tablet, which I can only assume is the TouchPad, might not be the last webOS tablet incarnation from HP. An HP excutive and former webOS VP recently stated that the company could resurrect the TouchPad stating to Reuters, “tablet computing is a segment of the market that’s relevant, absolutely.” But let’s hope… Read More

  • CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    There have been a flurry of efforts in recent days aimed at getting a workable version of Android up-and-running on the webOS-based HP TouchPad. The mission has been funded in part by modding community called¬†HackNMod, which is hoping to give the tablet’s early adopters an operating system with a more certain future: Android. It appears that the CyanogenMod team has finally made… Read More

  • HP TouchPad Android Port Bounty Now Over $2,000

    HP TouchPad Android Port Bounty Now Over $2,000

    The bounty to get a workable version of the Android operating system installed on the now-discontinued HP TouchPad is up to $2,000+, as of today. As we previously reported, the goal of this project is to get some version of Android 2.x onto the TouchPad and, most importantly, stable.¬†If successful, this effort will help keep the HP tablet a little more relevant to those unfortunate early… Read More

  • TCTV: Presenting The TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast

    TCTV: Presenting The TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast

    We’ve long wanted to put together a videocast for TCTV focusing on gadgets but, because we were too lazy, it never happened… until now. Please excuse the quality as we’re working out the bugs but we wanted to get something up this week, thereby ensuring we actually do this on a regular basis. This episode is all about tablets. First we talk about Samsung’s belief that… Read More

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