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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 25th August 2011

Thoughts and musings from Twitterville

There's been plenty of tech talk on Twitter this week. From the lack of HP TouchPads available to the restoration of internet access in Tripoli. Here's our five favourite tweets from the past seven days.

£89 HP TouchPad stocks run out

Following the news that HP is discontinuing its tablet PC, the TouchPad, the tec giant slashed the price of the device to $99 in the US, which was quickly followed by an £89 fire sale in the UK. However, stocks ran out very quickly, leaving those that missed out to detail their experiences on Twitter.
Bobbiejohnson said on the micro-blogging site: "Attempted to buy a Touchpad, but site crashed every time I tried to pay. Oh well".

BlackBerry Curve 9360

This week also saw the launch of three new models of the BlackBerry Curve smartphone by RIM. We took time-out from Twitter to get hands-on with the device.
"Afternoon all. Sorry for our lame twitter-ing today. We've been out looking at the new BB Curve. Here's our thoughts," we tweeted.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205

We also took time-out this week to review the Lenovo IdeaPad S205.
Editor MattJEgan said: "Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review - in which an AMD netbook shows how far netbook performance has come, & how far it has to go".

Google+ introduces identity-verification badges

In a bid to ensure its social network, Google+, remains genuine, the search engine announced it is adding badges that certify the identity of users, starting with public figures and with people who have been added by many as contacts.
"Google has no time for phonies 'Google+ introduces identity-verification badges'," we said in a tweet.

Internet restored in Tripoli as rebels take control

Internet connectivity was restored in Tripoli this week as rebel forces took control of many parts of the capital city of Libya. The rebels set up the networks after they were cut off from the centralised Libyana network in Tripoli, which required all international calls to be routed through an international gateway in Tripoli.
"The rebels love their broadband connection 'Internet restored in Tripoli as rebels take control'," we tweeted.

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