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$99 HP TouchPad: Device Just Days Away From Returning to Stores

HP announced that it was shipping at least 200,000 more units of the HP TouchPad in the month of October so consumers should be able to get their hands on one in a few days time.

With the month nearing its end, HP has only a little over a week’s time to make good on its promise.

The webOS powered tablet was discontinued back in the early summer and immediately prices were slashed on the device making it one of the cheapest and desirable products.

The 16GB version began to sell for only $99 dropping down from its original $500 price tag.

Following the intense demand for the TouchPad, and the fact that it became virtually impossible to find after the price cuts, HP promised to send out one last shipment of the tablet to “satisfy unfulfilled demand.”

Unfortunately those fire sale prices which customers were able to take advantage of over the summer may not be available since HP is allowing individual retailers to determine the amount they will charge for the TouchPad.

The tablet became one of the most sought after consumer products when retail outlets were complaining to HP that they were sitting on large amounts of extra stock of the TouchPad.

Immediately the company decided to discontinue the TouchPad due to poor sales and that is when the device became successful from being unsuccessful.

Optimal prices for the device will be $99 for the 16GB version and $149 for the $32 GB version.

Those prices all depend on what retailers decide to charge.

Other outlets have had the TouchPad available for purchase such as Amazon who is offering the 16GB version for around $250.

HP is also running a sweepstakes promoting “Real Steal,” a new film starring Hugh Jackman, in which it will give away up to 20 TouchPads for free signed by the Hollywood star.

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