There may be life yet for the seemingly defunct HP TouchPad. The company has discontinued its development of all webOS devices, leading retailers to drastically mark down prices on the TouchPads they have in stock. Some buyers have been able to score one for as little as $100 — that’s $400 off the initial asking price when the device entered the market a couple of months ago. Those TouchPads aren’t necessarily doomed to support a dead-ended OS, either. Open source hackers have launched efforts to port Android to the TouchPad.
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