Jan 27th, 2012

It’s no $99 fire sale but daily deals site Woot.com is offering the HP Touchpad at a pretty good price, all things considered. You can get the 9.7 inch 32GB WiFi variant for $220 + shipping. If you have been unable to find this thing this long after the TouchPad fire sale this is a great chance to get one.

It’s also good timing considering recent developments in the community. CyanogenMod 9 is as stable as it’s ever been on the TouchPad, even if it is unofficial right now. Once stable, you’ll have one of the cheapest, yet most capable Android 4.0 tablets around. Take a look at its section on RootzWiki to see what’s available for it so far. Most aren’t even 80% stable yet but still worth checking out.

As for those who will opt to stick with WebOS, you’ll be happy to know that HP will soon be open-sourcing the software so that the hard work put in by the Palm team doesn’t go to waste. Exciting times, indeed. Find the 32GB version here. For what it’s worth, sellout.woot also had the 16GB version for $170 but, as you can imagine, it has sold out. [Thanks Razzle!]

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