HP triggered a firesale on their HP TouchPad (webOS) this past weekend. If you were lucky, you scored a 16gb HP TouchPad for only $99 or a 32gb for $149.00.
Yes, they just released this only a few months ago.
Yes, quite a few purchased at the FULL retail price and are pretty pissed off now.
Yes, it is running WebOS and there are not a lot of apps out there for it – but there is a group of hardware/software hackers that are trying to get Android running on the HP TouchPad. If they succeed, they will breathe new life into a “failed” product.
Interested in getting one? Try Ebay or Craigslist where you can score a HP TouchPad for 300% or more over the selling price. Yah, that’s crazy especially in light of the fact that HP probably has hundreds of thousands of units sitting in their warehouse and will release more — but will they be released at the current fire sale prices? Who knows… If you want one, head over to the HP website and register your name to be notified when more are available for sale.
I’ve signed up. I want 5 – not for reselling, but for family overseas that want a (much) cheaper alternative to an iPad or many of the other Android tablets out there. For most it will be web surfing, and e-mail so this is ideal.