Barely two weeks agos, HP reduces its Touchpad’s Tablet price from 500 USD to 400USD and then to 99USD for it to get the needed sell out after a poor sales return following the release. However, after the recent sell out, the company that was looking to close shop of the HP TouchPad and WebOS is actually now in the business of developing more new TouchPAD’s probably at the same price to maintain a developing WebOS ecosystem since its already out there.
The question remains that if they sell off on 99USD, obviously they will be making a loss or they have already made loss on the last bunch sales but HP looks ready to take this loss to gain a percentage of the Tablet market share and build a growing ecosystem for their WebOS.
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From the HP’s Blog…
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 here and through email to those who requested notification. We can tell you that HP’s Small and Medium Business team has sold out of HP TouchPads and will not have more inventory.
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.
Q: Will HP continue to make more TouchPads with webOS to meet the demand?
HP is discontinuing the development of webOS devices and is winding down device operations within our fourth fiscal quarter 2011.