HP is finally seeing it’s TouchPad flying off the shelves. They announced on Thursday that they would quit making the TouchPad and other WebOS devices. Staring on Friday, HP dropped the price of the remaining TouchPads to $99 for 16GB and $149 for the 32GB model.
Best Buy and Walmart both list the price for the tablet starting at $99 but they are both sold out online. The $99 dollar price does seem like an amazing bargain but there will be no future support for the device and only a limited number of apps.
For those who purchased the device before the huge price reduction, you can return the device for a full refund or receive a partial refund if you keep it (what you paid minus the current price.) Here is Best Buy’s return policy for the TouchPad.
For me, I was a little surprised and disappointed to see HP discontinue the TouchPad. This was only a couple of months after it went on sale and a little over a year since HP purchased WebOS from Palm for 1.2 billion. I think out of all the iPad competitors, the TouchPad with WebOS showed the much promise. While I’m an Apple fan, competition is good for almost everyone.