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HP Touchpad running Android tips up on Ebay

The strange gets stranger
Fri Aug 26 2011, 12:03

AN HP TOUCHPAD running Android has tipped up on Ebay after it was mistakenly sent to a buyer this week.

The buyer claimed that his cut price Best Buy US Touchpad turned up running Google's Android 2.2 operating system (OS). It is possibly a developer device that got mixed up with the fire sale models, as Youtube videos of the device show it having a Qualcomm Innovation Center (Quic) logo.

According to Engadget, the buyer has posted the ROM dump online and it's available on Rootzwiki. Excitingly, this will enable all owners of the HP Touchpad to run the Android 2.2 OS.

The Ebay Touchpad has already attracted bids of $1,025, which is around ten times the price HP is asking for the tablet.

Meanwhile, a Touchpad-running-Android bounty posted by Hacknmod is up to $2,150, according to Engadget. The INQUIRER sees an easy arbitrage opportunity here for some enterprising Ebay buyer. µ


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