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Unreleased HP TouchPad Go Shows Up on eBay

by Killian Bell | December 5, 2011December 5, 2011 5:06 am PDT

HP TouchPad Go

I still feel a little sorry for HP’s webOS devices after they were discontinued earlier this year. Despite their terrific operating system, the device’s weren’t at all popular until they were significantly reduced to as little as $99 in a fire sale shortly after their death.

With the 10-inch TouchPad no more, then, it was inevitable that the unreleased TouchPad Go — a smaller, 7-inch model — would remain in the factory. The device was spotted online a number of times, and made its way through the FCC for approval, but it never made it to market. If you’d like one, however, one eBay seller currently has one they’re trying to shift, but you’ll need more money than sense.

That’s right — don’t expect this baby to sport the same $99 price tag as its bigger brother. The auction began at $1,500 before it was pulled by eBay, but The Digital Reader has contacted the seller and they’re willing to make the transaction outside of the auction site.

However, there are some concerns over the device’s authenticity. Some speculate that it may not be a real HP TouchPad Go, but rather a similar device put together by a third-party. The blurry picture doesn’t exactly help its credibility either.

With regards to specs, all we know at this point is that the device features a 7-inch display, 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, and CDMA compatibility.

I’d love to know more about this tablet, but I certainly don’t have $1,500 to blow on a device that may or may not be genuine. If you have, please be sure to let us know what it’s like.

Would you consider buying this device?

[via SlashGear]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...