Colour me not surprised. HP Social Media Strategist Mark Budgell promised more TouchPads will be manufactured in the coming weeks. Here is part of his post on HP’s TheNextBench blog:
More TouchPads on the Way
I finally have some solid news to share about TouchPad availability.
Before I share, let me first say thank you for enthusiasm for this product.
Since we announced the price drop, the number of inquiries about the product and
the speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. I think it’s
safe to say we were pleasantly surprised by the response.
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to
produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know
exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t
promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a
few weeks before you can purchase.
You can read the rest of the long post here . You notice it is pretty vague about availibility in Canada so, if you are interested in buying a bargain priced TouchPad and keep an eye on HP and your favourite retailer. I will post information here as soon as I come across it.
The big question. Should you buy a $99 TouchPad?
It is a good e-Reader..the Kindle app is baked in..plus there is Kindle’s Web App and it’s 40 bucks cheaper than any other e-Reader you can buy.
It plays standard format videos and audio so would make a great car entertainment centre for the kids on a long drive.
Then there’s e-mail..a recent Google survey reported that 75% of Tablet owners use it for e-mail.
And did I say the TouchPad boasts a really good web browser that plays Flash
What do you think of all this?..comment below