HP is reportedly set to get new stock of its TouchPad tablets – that seems to be the word from the States at least.
Following the discontinuation of the WebOS operating software, HP outlets recently slashed the price of 16GB and 32GB slabs down to a fifth of the original asking price.
Currys, Comet, Dixons, PC World, Best Buy, and Carphone Warhouse in the United Kingdom have cut the costs on the HP TouchPad WiFi-only models, this bringing the 16GB model down to £89 and the 32GB model down to £115. But, of course, all stocks sold out within minutes.
HP’s overseas PR person reports new TouchPad stock is incoming “shortly” and advises buyers hoping to snap up a bargain priced 10.1” tablet to keep an eye on www.hp.com/go/touchpad-availability. Despite no longer backing WebOS, HP reports that support for the TouchPad operating system will continue to be available. All good for our Stateside friends – but what about us Brits?
Well, the Gadget Helpline has been in touch with HP in the UK who told us that “Unfortunately we have no view of stock availability at present.”
That’s not to say that the HP TouchPad won’t be restocked over here and hopefully we’ll have something more positive to report very soon!
Amazon.co.uk are cancelling HP TouchPad orders made after Monday night.