$99 TouchPad a hit, as Ubuntu and Android ports emerge

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 22, 2011 10:37 PM EDT
Linux for Devices; By Eric Brown
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Sales of the "discontinued" HP TouchPad have been brisk after its price was cut to as little as $99, and hackers are working overtime to port Ubuntu and Android to the WebOS-based tablet. Meanwhile, analysts speculate on who might acquire HP's WebOS operations, which include a 2,000-plus patent portfolio that one analyst says could recoup the cost of HP's Palm acquisition.

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