Consumers will always go mad for a quality product that is priced super cheap. So when HP decided to bring down the price of its TouchPad tablet PC to just $99, from the $499 that it started out with, what followed should be hardly surprising. In fact, such was the crowd frenzy that it reminded of the days not too long ago when the iPad used to be in short supply and people never seemed to have enough of the Apple tablet.
Coming back to the TouchPad, HP has said in clear terms that there won’t be any more tablets for the Canadian market. While they did go in for a last round of manufacturing, though that was earmarked for HP employees under the Employees Purchase Program. HP did not divulge the exact numbers as to how many were made available for the EPP or whether that left any more TouchPads for the consumer market.
HP Canada, though, has stated those in the North American country won’t have any more of the TouchPad. This unless HP goes in for a fresh round of manufacturing and that as of now is almost akin to asking for a miracle to happen.
This surely is not the best piece of news to share, but it’s not completely unexpected either.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email