TouchPad Tablet briefly Returns to
HP's Sales Page
It seems the Folks at HP
A few montha ago when HP was trying to figure out if it was a Consumer Computer company or not, it probably Flipped a coin in the air and it came up Tails.
The X month old CEO of HP stated they were dropping the Consumer Division in favor of Corporate Services. Like
IBM. And with that, they dropped the price of their X month old TouchPad Tablet, that was going NowWhere Fast, from
$399 to $99 Bucks. The damn thing sold like something coming from Apple. The X month old CEO was given the bums
rush by the Board, and HP said it was rustling up another batch of TouchPad Goodies for those that Missed-the-Deal.
Please sign Up and we'll tell you when the Next Batch is Ready.
I signed up.
Hey, at $99 bucks it was a pretty good Hackers-Deal.
Days passed, and I would get eMails about HP Printers and Ink Cartridges but nothing about the "forget-about-it" TouchPad.
Then I came across this post by Brooke Crothers at Cnet.
It seems HP had TouchPads on their Sales Page --
Some 32GB TouchPads for sale at $250 Bucks, and the 16GB TouchPad for $219 bucks.
Both, of course, quickly Sold Out.
For HP, the small window of opportunity has come and gone.
-- Even at $50 bucks, the TouchPad is
No-Longer a Good Deal --
Not with the New Amazon Kindle Fire at $199. Better Hardware (It's the Blackberry Playbook you know.) and a Much More Stable and Savy Tech Company -- Amazon backing it.
Links to the CNET Article:
Goodbye HP TouchPad, Hello Amazon Kindle FIRE!