$99 HP TouchPad Sale: It's October, Where Are The 200,000 Units?

Consumers have been waiting since August for HP to release more units of its $99 Touchpad, which quickly sold out in August following the quick fire sale by the company.

Once the device was discontinued by HP, the 16GB TouchPad went on sale for $99 and immediately disappeared from retailer’s stock.

DigiTimes reported that HP was planning to ship another 200,000 HP TouchPad units sometime this month.

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HP also announced that the company would meet the unfulfilled demand on the device by producing units for one last run of selling the HP TouchPad.

However, news of these units being shipped has so far led to further disappointment.

There is no guarantee that the prices will stay at such a low level since HP is allowing individual retailers to determine what they will offer the HP TouchPad for, according to a posting on the company’s blog.

Other electronics companies are taking advantage by now offering cheap tablets.

RIM has cut the prices on its Playbook tablets in order to capitalize on the unintentionally successful strategy implemented by HP.

It seems like Apple’s iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market since most of its competitors cannot sell tablets unless they slash prices drastically.

Microsoft is also planning to launch its new Windows 8 operating system which will be designed specifically for touch screen devices.

The company hopes to solidify its own place in the tablet market by offering a new experience with the upcoming software.

No dates or official shipping confirmations have been made at this time concerning the HP TouchPad.

With millions of consumers staying glued to the internet each day regarding the TouchPad, it does not seem like the wait hurt the device's buzz.

But with individual retailers deciding on price, HP might have put the final nail in the TouchPad's coffin.

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