HP to start shipping new TouchPads in 6-8 weeks

Ian Hardy

September 7, 2011 4:18pm

The HP TouchPad somehow had a spark of revitalization over the past month, perhaps it’s the price or those pining for one really want a piece of history. The webOS platform is smooth, intuitive and some have gone to the extent of completely removing it from the tablet and replacing it with Google’s Android OS.

Just last week HP wrote on their blog that they “decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand”, but gave no time frame. It was assumed that it’ll be sometime before the end of the year as that’s when they are “discontinuing the development of webOS devices”. However, today an email to HP’s Small and Medium Business customers says the resurrected TouchPad will be here within 6-8 weeks, at the hugely discounted price.

“It has taken us longer than anticipated to work through the high volume of orders that were received. We apologize for any uncertainty this caused, but we are now in a position to understand our ability to fulfill your order.

Your order will be fulfilled at the discounted price. However, we do not have enough stock to satisfy your order at this time. It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP TouchPads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping.”

Is 6-8 weeks worth the wait? eBay is just a click away…

Source: HP
Via: PreCentral

  • @grumpybuttfunny

    Not getting one! I wanted one but after not only the lack of customer service fiasco from the last round but the complete ignoring of customers and intead arguing with Dells president! I got my Galaxy 10.1 and as far as printers or pc I will never buy from them ever ever again and NOTHING will ever change my mind!

    • Nascar39

      I am getting an HP Quad Core laptop with 6GB of DDR3 ram, 750GB hard drive, 7 hour battery life, HD LED screen for $100 cheaper than you paid for that tablet. Guess who over paid??? It’s not me.

  • Mike

    This notice from HP doesn’t apply to Canada. There will be no more here.

    • Dan

      That is,unless you ordered from HP before the 22nd. 16gb have been shipping since Tuesday and 32gb go out next week. Can’t wait to get mine!

  • Pete

    i read an article in the calgary herald saying canada is exempt from this and judging by mike’s comment apparently its true 🙁

    • Alpha

      Why would HP bother to print up 1/5/10k bilingual instruction manuals and boxes when all that stock can be snatched by American consumers? Why risk the possibility of a lawsuit by the Language Police because “Touchpad” is not French enough? What’s French for “Starbucks”?

  • GMan

    I got one when it went on sale.

    Let me tell you…it’s not worth the $100. Save yourselves the headache and get something else.

    I would’ve rather spent the $100 on a Justin Beiber concert ticket. Or a cleaning @ the dentist. Or have my dentist do the cleaning while watching Beiber live in concert.

    • Tom

      Dentists used to give people gas instead of freezing. If you could get them to give you the gas while watching the Beiber concert it might be pretty good – maybe even worth $100.

    • monkeyincowtown

      if you don’t want your touchpad I’ll give you $100 for it 🙂 its perfect for my 3 year old daughter to watch movies on!

  • JP

    Once you remove the useless services running in the background and overclock it, it is an awesome tablet.

  • The Book of Jobs

    More garbage made from stolen Apple tech! Get a real tablet, get an iPad!

    • Ryan

      But if I wanted a real tablet, why would I bother getting an iPad?

    • Brayden

      @TheBookofJobs, you spelled Android, and Samsung Galaxy Tab wrong!

  • Tyler Cranston

    This does NOT apply to Canada!

  • Jeff

    So In the end, does this deal applies in Canada? If not, how can I get one at that price (99$ & 149$)?
    Thx for the help