The $99 HP TouchPad is rumored to become available via a new production run by the end of October. According to reports Hewlett Packard will be releasing a limited number of Touchpads to “satisfy unfulfilled demand.”
It is believed that up to 200,000 TouchPad units will become available within the coming days.
The massive TouchPad sale originally saw the tablet sell for $99 for the 16 GB device and $149 for the 32 GB device. That sale took place in late August, and due to the heavily discounted prices saw the tablets sell out everywhere offering the tablet at the reduced price.
Upon its original release the Touchpad was unable to compete with the popularity of Apple’s coveted iPad 2 and within months the tablet had sold so badly that HP discontinued the product.
Upon discontinuing the production of the HP Touchpad the company announced it would be flogging the tablet for a price as low as $99. That sparked an extraordinary reaction as consumers flocked to stores and online stores to purchase the Touchpad wherever it was available.
Within days stocks had been exhausted in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
For months now eager consumers who missed out on the previous sale have been eagerly awaiting a new release of the tablets, and reports are that thousands should be stocking various stores within October.
However, it was announced that sellers would be granted the liberty to determine their own prices; some may opt not to sell the product at its $99 mark. That is a concern, especially considering the fact that shops now know that a huge demand is there with only a limited number of units being made available in the final run of the Touchpad.
Consumers continue to wait for HP to announce their specific plans, but should expect an announcement soon.