Sellout.Woot!/Woot! – HP TouchPad 16GB/32GB Tablet For $169.99/$219.99

HP TouchPad 9.7 Wi-Fi Tablet We have an interesting set of deals today, both Woot! and Sellout.Woot! are offering the same product – almost. Sellout.Woot! is offering a refurbished HP TouchPad 9.7” 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet for $169.99 + $5 S&H. While Woot! is offering a refurbished HP TouchPad 9.7” 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet for $219.99 + $5 S&H. $50 gets you an extra 16GB of storage.

The TouchPad has decent hardware – 9.7″ 1024×768 display, dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, front-facing 1.3MP camera for video calls, 16/32GB of storage, 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi, and more. The downside is that it is running webOS, which is a dead platform.

Yes, I know, HP is open-sourcing webOS and renaming it Open webOS in the hopes that developers will continue to work on it and that other hardware vendors might pick it up. I’ll believe both of those when I see them. I’m sure some developers will work on it, but I don’t expect a critical mass to really keep it moving forward. And I don’t expect any new hardware vendors except maybe some real niche players. Android and iOS simply dominate, and webOS offers little to attract a vendor instead of Android.

But the good news is you can turn the TouchPad into an Android tablet with only minor effort. So you can have an Android tablet with fairly solid specs for a lot less than the actual Android tablets go for, if you’re willing to do a little work to install it.

About MegaZone

MegaZone is the Editor of Gizmo Lovers and the chief contributor. He's been online since 1989 and active in several generations of 'social media' - mailing lists, USENet groups, web forums, and since 2003, blogging.    MegaZone has a presence on several social platforms: Google+ / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / LiveJournal / Web.    You can also follow Gizmo Lovers on other sites: Blog / Google+ / Facebook / Twitter.
This entry was posted in Android, Palm OS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • Tim Jonson

    Thanks for making such a killer blog. I arrive on here all
    the time and am floored with the fresh information here! You are great!

    government cell phones