HP: Producing another round of TouchPads to meet demand!
In welcome news for all of us who didn’t get a chance to get our hands on one of the remaining $99 HP TouchPads, according to HP’s blog, they’re producing one more round of TouchPads to meet demand! Shocking news in what continues to be a whirlwind of HP related stories, first the discontinuation of the webOS line of products and services, then the decision to sell off their PC business, and now the decision to push out an additional run of TouchPads.
Of course a $99 price tag for a fully capable tablet was a great deal so you can see why they sold out so quickly around the country. Every location we called was sold out within a day and said that everyone else was sold out as well. With a rush like that it makes sense for HP to liquidate any remaining TouchPads they have parts for, they might as well get as much out of them as they can and if that $99 price point is helping them at least cover the loss then I don’t see why they wouldn’t do it.
Notes from HP Blog:
Q: When is HP getting more HP TouchPads? One week, two weeks, a month?
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.
Q: Can you comment on whether HP had to manufacture more to meet the recent demand?
HP will be manufacturing a limited quantity of TouchPads with webOS during our fourth fiscal quarter 2011, which ends October 31.
Q: Will HP continue to make more TouchPads with webOS to meet the demand?
HP is discontinuing the development of webOS devices and is winding down device operations within our fourth fiscal quarter 2011.