As long as the TouchPad is #1 in Amazon for Computers we’ll follow it. So new news regarding the release of the next wave. HP finally went on record about the whole thing. Seems like they paid for the hardware already so they’re going to complete production of what they can in the next few months and sell those. it also seems like the people that signed up to be notified get preferential treatment. In fact, just for signing up they’re giving you 25% off accessories, printers and computers over $599. So the time frame is before October 31 and there will be a limit on availability but we’ll all have to wait together to see where this goes.
In the meantime, if you have one why not get some apps that HP is giving away. The bundle (US only) is normally $14 and all you need to do is apply the promo code at checkout (but this ends October 1 or when supplies run out like it did last time):
- Big Boss (Fair Play Labs, $1.99, rlhul24446cnvjo): Design your “Boss” – a gigantic monster – and attempt to defeat the brave heroes and powerful wizards of WackyLands.
- Camera for TouchPad (Keen Studios, $0.99, qnauu98845swgrt): Start snapping away, with options for managing your photos and using them with other TouchPad apps.
- Angry Birds Rio HD (Rovio Mobile Ltd., $1.99, xsgsc06319eeqrk): The original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel.
- Quell HD (Fallen Tree Games, $1.99, urber52865hgtqc): A unique puzzler that is sure to test your brain with 70-plus levels of game play.
- Pennant (Vargatron, $4.99, ltrns51564vabdu): Got historical pennant fever? Get the scoop on over 115,000 games with this interactive statistical treasure trove of baseball from 1952 to 2010.
- FlightPredictor HD (gregstoll.com, $1.99, htukc87057kxshv): Powered by FlightCaster.com, you’ll get timely notifications before air travel glitches get in your way.
And while you’re at it may as well overclock both of those cores. Apparently it can hit 1.9ghz but it becomes unstable but 1.7ghz is solid without negative effects (as always at your own risk, etc, etc). But the details are here. And here’s a video guide:
And one last tidbit. HP is preparing an OTA update that “will enhance the platform and add functionality and a growing applications catalog.” Uhm run Android apps? iOS apps? See now I just sound ridiculous. Anyway, we’ll see.
That $99 is starting to pay off…