HP’s ambitious plan to become “number one plus” in the tablet industry with the TouchPad has clearly fallen flat on its face. The plug has been pulled on webOS, and I’ve just been reading on Computerworld about the HP TouchPad going for $99 in the US.
But the tablet might get a new lease of life if Thomas Sohmers, Frankie F, John Hale and Jacob Bell have anything to do with it. They’re collectively known as Team TouchDroid, and they hope to bring Android to the HP TouchPad.
The guys are asking for donations on their Team TouchDroid website, and hope to get Gingerbread (Android 2.3) up and running on the ailing HP TouchPad.
And the fun doesn’t stop there. Team TouchDroid hopes to introduce Honeycomb (Android 3.1), and even Ice Cream Sandwich – the Android version that Google promises will unite smartphones and tablets – when it finally arrives.
An HP TouchPad for $99? Count me in, Android or no Android.