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iPad 2 Rival Alert : HP TouchPad Back In Stock For £170

If you dig well enough, you will be able to source the HP TouchPad tablet quite easily. We managed to find a reliable supplier online, which is called 3Monkeys (like the PR agency) and which sells both the 32GB and 16GB version of the HP TouchPad for a premium but not as expensive as the others.

The 16GB model is on sale for £170 while the 32GB one costs £30 extra. You will have to add £8 to the price of both for delivery. While this is nearly twice the cost of the suggested retail price of the TouchPad when the fire sale was announced a couple of months ago, it is a matter of take it or leave it as the stock on sale is a one off and there won't be any additional units coming.

The models on sale at 3Monkeys' Ebay store (opens in new tab) are brand new, unused and unopened with a full one year warranty from HP.

Android has come to the HP TouchPad so it would make sense to grab the WebOS-based tablet and swap the OS for Google's own.

As a reminder, the TouchPad is powered by a Qualcomm dual core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB (or 32GB) onboard storage, a 9.7-inch 1024x768 pixels screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.