Less than two weeks ago HP dropped a bombshell by announcing they would be halting their WebOS division and effectively slashed prices on the HP TouchPad to $99 and $149 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. Since then, demand for HP’s tablet has been phenomenal and finding one at that price has been next to impossible for most.
HP is surprised at the enthusiastic response from the price drop and as a result, has been flooded with questions from users and potential customers alike. The company took to their blog yesterday to answer some of the more pressing questions regarding availability, pricing and ordering.
The most common question from the public is when will HP get more TouchPads. HP says that they will have more information available in the next few days about whether or not they will have more available and if so, what the details are on the situation.
Regarding those who have signed up for alerts about replenished stock, emails will be going out to everyone on that list at the same time so each person has a fair shot at scoring the tablet. Due to high demand, no further email signup notifications are being accepted at this time.
Potential customers have also expressed dissatisfaction about people buying multiple TouchPads and reselling them for a profit online. HP says that if more stock becomes available, they'll implement an order limit to help curb this behavior.
If you purchased your TouchPad at a higher price before the liquidation sale started, you are urged to check with your retailer regarding their price match policy. A full list of questions and answers can be found on HP’s blog.
Were you one of the lucky ones to get a TouchPad for next to nothing, and if so, what do you plan to do with it?