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HP TouchPad 4G Hits Amazon

Last week saw Hewlett-Packard offering a number of rebates and discounts on its first generation TouchPad. Now we know why.

This morning a new version of the tablet appeared on Amazon: The Touchpad 4G. Priced at $699, the device features a number of enhancements over its predecessor — a faster 1.5 gigahertz processor, HP’s latest webOS 3.0.2 operating system and, of course, support for 4G wireless broadband. There’s no launch date specified on the device’s Amazon page, but an HP road map leaked earlier this year suggested we could see the device debut in late summer or early fall. Hopefully, it will sell better than its predecessor when it does. Though heavily discounted on Woot.com this past weekend, the entry-level 16 gigabyte Touchpad still sold only 612 units. To put that number in perspective, Woot sold 2,288 Motorola Xooms during a similar promotion for that tablet.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus