HP TouchPad becomes a low-cost Ubuntu tablet

Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2011 8:11 PM EDT
gigaom.com; By Kevin C. Tofel
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The $99 HP TouchPad has become quite elusive, essentially selling out in the U.S. over the weekend. Much of the reason is due to what you get for this price: a color Kindle reader that doubles as a great web browser, email manager and cloud device with 50 GB of storage from Box.net. But for the tech savvy, you get even more for your money. It turns out that the TouchPad supports an Ubuntu build of Linux, which adds a whole new dimension to the now tabled tablet.

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