Since HP announced its TouchPads price drop as it killed WebOS , the TouchPads just disappeared from stores. And why not , these TouchPads were recently introduced for $500 and the price dropped to $99 (for 16GB model) , so who’ll not rush to buy them. So many of us were disappointed as it went Out of Stock in few Hours.
And constantly everyone was asking about TouchPad availability. Here’s the official word about it. The HP communities said:
Before I share, let me first say thank you for enthusiasm for this product. Since we announced the price drop, the number of inquiries about the product and the speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. I think it’s safe to say we were pleasantly surprised by the response.
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase.
Some of the Updated TouchPad Availability & Pricing FAQs :
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.
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.
Check out the full set of FAQs here .
BTW can anyone guess- Is HP bringing Windows 8 based Tablets in a big way by collaborating with Microsoft next year with the release of Windows 8 ?