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HP will produce another batch of TouchPads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2011 17:51 User comments (11)

HP will produce another batch of TouchPads HP, in an unlikely move, will build more TouchPads, in an effort to "meet unfulfilled demand."
Analyst Shawn Wu says the move is just HP fulfilling its contract with Taiwanese manufacturer Compal, which it had cancelled half way through when it shut down the tablet project.

HP is assumed to have ordered 550,000 tablets through Compal.

The TouchPads will be on shelves starting in two weeks and will run through October 31st.

Each retailer has been given the rights to price any inventory at whatever they choose with the base at $99.

More info here: HP will not leave TouchPad users out to dry, one more update coming

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11 user comments

130.8.2011 17:55

So really, the whole thing was just a sales ploy?

230.8.2011 18:21

Originally posted by hikaricor:
So really, the whole thing was just a sales ploy?
I just think they didn't anticipate selling out of their entire stock in 48 hours.

330.8.2011 18:51

Originally posted by hikaricor:
So really, the whole thing was just a sales ploy?
Couldn't be, what company wants to sell more of something that is losing them money with each sale?

They dramatically cut the cost to get rid of their left over inventory, and they're just going to finish the production of whatever is left as part of the contract they made with Compal, realizing that they will all sell, at least getting back some of the money they put into this failed product.

430.8.2011 19:35

I know that they dropped the price to 99 to get rid of the inventory but I still think that the price was way too low. They would have suffered a smaller lost.

530.8.2011 23:58

You know...HP is moving to cloud computing and these things are going to need the cloud do to lack of memory and no expansion options. Maybe they intend to follow the Amazon method.



631.8.2011 11:54

I wanna know how the heck I can get my hands on one of these from the new batch. I missed the firesale last time around.

731.8.2011 12:01

Originally posted by KillerBug:
... these things are going to need the cloud do to lack of memory and no expansion options.
All the more reason why I shy away from buying one of these devices.

86.9.2011 5:46

Originally posted by nizers99:
I wanna know how the heck I can get my hands on one of these from the new batch. I missed the firesale last time around.

HP to produce -200,000 TouchPads to clear out supplier inventories to land in late October:
http://goo.gl/fb/UMy4v
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Sep 2011 @ 5:48

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99.9.2011 18:26

I just saw a sweet deal on a 32gb touchpad + case + Charging dock for only $199!! Saw it on FatDeals.net
Now that is a hot deal! Best deal I have seen on the Touchpad so far!

109.9.2011 18:26

I just saw a sweet deal on a 32gb touchpad + case + Charging dock for only $199!! Saw it on FatDeals.net
Now that is a hot deal! Best deal I have seen on the Touchpad so far!

1110.9.2011 4:40

As far as tablets go, these are pretty good. I would hope the loss they will take on these is less than the loss from killing the contract. But sably, it appears to be their attempt to keep WebOS going, which may be a good OS, I don;t know I can't find any good reviews of WebOS on their tablet.

That was one of their biggest mistakes with this, not sending 250 tablets to be reviewed. The biggest mistake was thinking anything could compete with I-anything. Apple is more of a religeon than a company, and their followers tend to be the most feverent fanatics. Many of whom would purchase ANYTHING from Apple sight unseen, regardless of price.

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