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The World's Cheapest Tablet: $99 HP TouchPad To Run Android 2.3 Soon

Yan Matusevich
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HP has been making headlines with its radical plans to abandon the PC business and the sudden price reduction on their TouchPad tablet. For those lucky few that have managed to get their hands on the $99 HP tablet over the weekend, an unofficial version of Android Gingerbread 2.3 should be up and running very soon. 

In fact the talented programers over at RootzWiki are busy working on developing a custom ROM and are even making plans to release an Ice Cream version come October. Now there's the very real possibility of getting a quality Android tablet at a ridiculously low price. Obviously, the custom ROM is unofficial and will void your tablet's warranty. But given how cheap the tablet is why not try giving it a facelift? After all for less than $100 dollars you could end up with a reliable Android tablet.

Suddenly, the HP TouchPad looks much more appealing than it initially was. Getting this baby at the unbeatable $99 is going to be difficult for consumers since BestBuy has already sold out its stock of HP TouchPads and no further shipments are planned for the future. As sad as it may be, HP has killed this tablet and it ain't never coming back from the dead. 

 

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  • Gee B. Aug 22, 2011 Link

    i wish i hadn't spent my weekend partying....

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  • Gee B. Aug 22, 2011 Link

    and stalked the BestBuy website instead!

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  • Aaron Android Aug 22, 2011 Link

    I missed out on this deal, too.

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  • Frankie Fresh Aug 22, 2011 Link

    i don't trust these custom roms

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  • Arthur Cushman Aug 22, 2011 Link

    i heard that the HP webOS isn't that bad actually. i know it's surprising, but i actually want to give it a try.

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  • Marshall Harris Aug 22, 2011 Link

    I am among the lucky few. Can't wait to install Android on it.

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  • Casey Beth Aug 23, 2011 Link

    is there no way to still pick one up?

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  • Yan Matusevich Aug 23, 2011 Link

    there might be a few left on ebay and you may want to check out some online retailers, but as far as I understand it's going to be extremely difficult to get a hold of one.

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