HP resurrects TouchPad to challenge iPad again.

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When HP said they were done with its WebOS Touchpad two weeks ago, then sold off the remaining stock at $99 a pop, it seemed the tablet would be dead for good.

Nope. The TouchPad tablet is entering an odd state of zombie-hood as HP is making one last batch to meet "unfulfilled demand."

There is no exact date on when that will arrive or for how much ( expected much cheaper than Apple's iPad ), and HP won’t guarantee it will be enough to meet demand, but there are more on the way.

If you didn’t get in on the first round of the sales, HP has announced that it will be making more HP TouchPads available in the coming weeks. According to The Next Bench:


“A limited supply are coming and it will be a few weeks before they are available. As we know more about how, when, and where TouchPads will be available, we will communicate that here and through email to those who requested notification. We can tell you that HP’s Small and Medium Business team has sold out of HP TouchPads and will not have more inventory.”


Experts are saying the reason HP is doing this one last run of TouchPad is because there are tons of HP TouchPad components still in their supply chain. Regardless, the hype around it is great and HP can really milk it good for a dead OS.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ive never really been into portable computers/touchpads, whatever you wanna call them. I like a big fat desktop - the real deal!

Kingmush said...

I think the competition will be good. Something needs to force the Ipad to be innovative again...

Winston's Dog said...

To be fair to HP, I've never wanted an iPad but am seriously considering a TouchPad. Price alone was enough to sway me, so I guess they're onto something, although probably nothing too major.

Major.Mack said...

im with winstons dog. id prefer to buy hardware i can manipulate however i see fit without hacking it.

A said...

I liked the touchpad as far as tablets go, since most others tend to be a horribly executed imitation of what companies like apple do. It's weird to see it in this "zombie" state.

T Papar said...

i d say go for android instead of webos for sure.
great site btw, +followed!

MUFCfollowers said...

About time the Ipaid got shown up for what it really isn't. I hate the blasted things! +followed

animestan said...

We had this deal going at NCIX and they were selling like hotcakes.

paulz said...

Saw this on a bargain site HP Touchpad 8GB for $120 but didn't get to buy one before they sold out :(

paulz said...

Saw this on a bargain site HP Touchpad 8GB for $120 but didn't get to buy one before they sold out :(

Charles Godfrey said...

I don't understand why so many people like tablets.

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