After a series of price cuts, the TouchPad from HP has now settled to a sweet $99 price tag, something that has suddenly aroused consumer interest around an otherwise dying tablet. The price is too hard to resist and the TouchPad tablets are being gobbled up fast. Most stores as well as online locations have put up ‘Sold Out’ signs and it is taking just hours for the WebOS tablets to fly off the shelves.
However, with HP having already announced its exit from the tablet business, production of fresh TouchPad units have been put off. So only a limited stock is doing the rounds, which means there are many out there who still haven’t got the chance to lay their hands on what can easily be termed as the hottest tablet at the moment.
There is still hope, though, as a recent Twitter update by HP spokesperson Bryna Corcoran reveals. The company should soon have fresh lot of TouchPad tablets at its disposal. Those retailers or manufacturers who still have some stocks with them are sending them back to HP and they will soon be up for the grabs.
So those who have missed out on the TouchPad, well there is still hope for them. They need to be on the watch, though, and will have to act fast as demand for the HP tablet is shooting through the roof.
In fact, so huge has been the demand that we hope HP re-thinks its decision of quitting from tablets. Perhaps they can make the tablet run Android, keep the prices low, and try to make money from the software side of it. That’s Amazon’s strategy and the online retailer should feel encouraged by of the entire TouchPad episode so far—that a product high on quality but priced low will always find buyers.
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