• 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

  • Modding Community Offers $1500 Bounty For TouchPad Android Port

    Modding Community Offers $1500 Bounty For TouchPad Android Port

    This weekend’s TouchPad fire sale has more or less petered out, and thousands of HP’s little tablets that couldn’t have found new homes. Not everyone seems to love WebOS though, as a growing number of people who bought bargain-bin TouchPads are clamoring for a tablet experience that’s a bit more… shall we say, relevant. Thanks to its open nature, Android is the OS… Read More

  • HP Issues TouchPad Liquidation Order – Get Yours Now For $100

    HP Issues TouchPad Liquidation Order – Get Yours Now For $100

    Wow. The day after HP announces they’re discontinuing all their webOS devices, and they’ve already issued a liquidation order. Best Buy, Future Shop, The Source, London Drugs, and Staples will be selling the 16GB TouchPad for $100, and the 32GB version for $150 starting tomorrow. Well, in Canada at least. Read More

  • HP To Apple: You Win.

    HP To Apple: You Win.

    As I write this, I’m sitting in a cafe. Around me, there are five people on laptops — four of them are MacBooks. Four other people are using tablets — all four are iPads. Welcome to the Post-PC world. That phrase was one of the first things that jumped to my mind today when I heard the news that HP was not only killing off their TouchPad and Pre webOS-based products, but… Read More

  • Have No Fear, The 7-inch HP TouchPad Go Is Almost Here!

    Have No Fear, The 7-inch HP TouchPad Go Is Almost Here!

    Never mind the marketplace is having a hard time selling the first TouchPad. Never mind that it has a fraction of the apps found on competing platforms. Never mind that it works best when paired with the least popular smartphone. HP is prepping a new TouchPad for an US launch. The TouchPad Go is a 7-inch tablet from the same strain the produced the original. Oh goodie. Read More

  • Oh Gosh: The HP TouchPad 16GB Is On Woot For $379

    Oh Gosh: The HP TouchPad 16GB Is On Woot For $379

    Remember when I said I thought HP was telegraphing its sales with the TouchPad pricing? And how I said the device is $100 off this weekend? Well either HP is not selling any TouchPads at all ever or they’re on some Quixotic race to the bottom in relation to every other tablet out there. You see, the TouchPad is $379 on Woot this morning. Read More

  • The HP TouchPad Is Now $100 Cheaper

    The HP TouchPad Is Now $100 Cheaper

    If at first you don’t succeed, keep reducing the price until something sticks. HP is reducing the price of the 16GB HP TouchPad to $399 – $100 off the original price. This comes after HP’s move to reduce the price $50 a few days ago. These swift price changes are pretty odd, to be sure, and if things go any lower I’d suspect HP was telegraphing slow sales. Read More

  • HP TouchPad Gets $50 Discount, OTA Update

    HP TouchPad Gets $50 Discount, OTA Update

    HP has just released a new over-the-air update to the TouchPad, WebOS 3.0.2, that improves the OS slightly including improved auto-correction, the inclusion of wallpaper support, and improved photo handling. The update will appear automatically for TouchPad owners and most devices should receive the update in the next few hours. Read More

  • Yamgo TV Now Streaming Live TV To The HP TouchPad

    Yamgo TV Now Streaming Live TV To The HP TouchPad

    HP TouchPads now have a bit video content thanks to the just-announced Yamgo app. Like the other mobile incarnations of this app, the webOS version streams live content from select networks directly to the tablet. For free. The UK-based company already has apps out for nearly every platform including iOS, Android, and Blackberry. The service delivers live sports, news, music videos and… Read More

  • HP Touchpad Already Discounted At Best Buy, Amazon

    HP Touchpad Already Discounted At Best Buy, Amazon

    Such is the life of a device. If you can’t beat ’em, undercut them. That’s just what’s happening at Amazon and Best Buy who both are now selling the Touchpad under it’s MSRP by a fair margin. The 16GB model is cut by $10 at both retailers, making the price $489.99. The 32GB model is 5% under list at Amazon making it $572.65 while Best Buy just took a clean $20… Read More

  • Leaked Roadmap Outs 4G Touchpad For August, Pre 3 And "Opal" In Fall

    The TouchPad is here (we reviewed it), but it’s far from done. There are more varieties of the webOS tablet to hit, to begin with, and we’ve heard that a 7-inch version is on its way as well. Then, there’s the Pre 3, which was supposedly hitting in July. These vague visions of the future have all been cast in perfect clarity by this allegedly leaked roadmap document. Read More

  • HP's webOS Boss Encourages Team Through Early Reviews

    We didn’t exactly heart the TouchPad. We didn’t hate it, either. We even said that “WebOS and the Palm TouchPad are nearly perfect, an excellent amalgamation of everything that was ever right about Palm.” Granted, perfection in this industry lasts about as long as a battery cycle, and we had plenty to gripe about, but as far as the TouchPad goes, we have hope. But… Read More

  • It's A Pretty Big Ship: HP Isn't After Apple, It's After The Enterprise

    Loopinsight has an interview with HP’s developer relations guy, Richard Kerris, where he basically says that WebOS is HP’s enterprise strategy, not their consumer play. He says: “We think there’s a better opportunity for us to go after the enterprise space and those consumers that use PCs,” said Kerris. “This market is in it’s infancy and there is… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Guess Who Doesn't Like The HP TouchPad?

    Erick is a cruel man. Known throughout TC HQ as the “Iron Stampede,” his rages against technology products are epic and legendary. You should have heard him go off on Google+ yesterday. He was livid. That’s why it’s interesting to see him calmly dismantle the TouchPad in this episode of Fly or Die. Gone is the red faced anger, the spittle, the curses. Instead, he tries… Read More

  • HP TouchPad Torn Apart In The Name Of Science And Entertainment

    Here we are again. Another high profile device just launched, which means someone has to tear it apart. This time it’s TechRepublic tearing down the brand-new HP TouchPad who found just a few screws hold the whole thing together. In fact they state it’s built more like a PC than a tablet. Anyway, click through if you want to spend two minutes of your life looking at teardown pics. Read More

  • Review: The HP Palm TouchPad

    Short Version: Like Duckie from Sixteen Candles, Palm has been the perennial third choice. Even in its late heyday, when the Treo still ruled the airwaves and the iPhone was a faint glimmer in Apple’s eye, they got the short end of it with consumers and critics. But there was – and is – a zealous minority who see Palm as the Third Way, a way out of… Read More

  • Own A Pre Or Pixi? Get $50 Off The 32GB TouchPad Through July 31st

    HP is offering up a $50 rebate to owners of a Palm Pre or Pixi in a clear attempt to get some early support for the TouchPad. The offer is good through the end of July and all you need to do is prove somehow that you own one of the phones although the exact process of proving your loyalty isn’t clear just yet. The big caveat here is that the offer is only good on the $599 32GB… Read More

  • Want To Play With A TouchPad? Get Thee To Best Buy (Or Wal-Mart)

    HP’s webOS tablet, the TouchPad, doesn’t officially hit until July 1st, but that hasn’t stopped some of the big retailers from putting their demo units out for the public to fondle. Sure, you could just watch the official demo videos, but nothing beats actually seeing something in action. Or seeing someone else see it in action, as in this YouTube video taken at a Kansas… Read More