Who got an HP TouchPad and is really excited about it? Who’s thinks that they’re getting one that really isn’t?
If you managed to call HP today, one of two things could have happened while you were on the phone:
- You got the automated message and realized how lucky you were for purchasing your HP TouchPad prior to 4 am on Monday, August 22nd.
- Or, you got the automated message and realized how screwed you were for exhausting all your efforts to purchase it after 4 am on Monday, August 22nd.
If you didn’t get one at all… this article is not for you. This article is intended for all those who fell under #2.
If you purchased your HP TouchPad after 4 am on Monday, August 22nd, then your order has officially been canceled. Don’t take this up with us… Take it up with HP.
If you don’t believe us… feel free to call HP yourself and wait less than a minute before an automated representative comes on the phone and informs you a message that sounds like this:
“We received a high volume of TouchPad orders over the weekends. If you ordered an HP Touchpad prior to 4 am on Monday you will be reieving the HP Touchpad at the discounted price along with free shipping. If you didn’t… You’re screwed.”
Keep in mind, this isn’t verbatim but straight to the point. Sorry readers!!!
Two days ago, we brought you breaking news with an article in reference to Hack N Mob’s $1,500 HP TouchPad Android Port contest. Well the bar has been raised an there is now $2,110 at steak. Hack N mob has been receiving additional donations to make this thing happen.
- Basic Android Port ($950)
- Wi-Fi ($350)
- Audio ($300)
- Camera ($300)
- MultiTouch ($100)
- Individual Contributions ($75)
The website is also looking for donations that will help add a monetary incentive to each task.
Hack N Mod mentions that to get the prize money you must:
“Complete one (or several) of the tasks above and let the world know! Post your source code on GitHub and paste links to your pictures and videos in the comments below (or email us). All work must be documented under an open source license. The first person or group to successfully complete a fully functional task above wins the corresponding prize. The only condition is that your port must have a user-friendly installation process (such that the average user can easily install it).”
Good luck Dev teams… We hope the Android Port is figured out and released to the public soon.
SOURCE Hack N Mod