HP has tied up with Time Inc to share its content on the HP TouchPad hoping users of the tablet will have something worthwhile to do with the device. What followed later had taken everyone by surprise as the tablet went from almost being an outcast to the most talked about tablet device in town, albeit for a brief period and that too after having been privided with a hefty price cut.
So with the TouchPad itself being out of action since the last 7 months, it shouldn’t be too surprising the largest magazine publisher in the U.S. is pulling its plug on the device. Users of the TouchPad had been getting to download Time Magazine, People, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune on their device though all of that will cease from March 10. Time has announced those subscribers who have paid some amount would get their refund for the balance time period. However, the option of downloading the magazines via Zinio or other such web based subscription methods would yet be possible.
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