TouchPad Hacking

HP did a nice thing for it’s employees recently.  After the unannounced fire sale of HP Touchpad’s at retailers, they offered up a similar sale for employee purchase.  Needless to say, more than a few employees took advantage of the offer.

Now to be fair, I never really intended to use it “as is”.  I was “this close” [hold thumb and index finger really close together] to buying a NOOK Color for hacking purposes and when this opportunity arose… I knew it would be just a matter of time before someone developed a Google Android OS solution to offset the rather limp offerings in the WebOS application market.

It didn’t take long.  Now after the second patch of the Alpha release of CyanogenMod 7 for the HP Touchpad, I can say that this is an excellent Android platform.  I could actually see HP tweaking it a bit and allowing it to become an awesome Android tablet… but that is some wishful thinking on my part.

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