There has still been no official word from HP about its final run of HP TouchPad tablets, however, rumors continue to persist that a mass final production of Touchpads will be making their way into consumer hands in the coming days or weeks.
On its blog, The Next Bench, HP announced that the final shipment of Touchpads would be going out and that the tablet would be available in retail stores in “a few weeks.”
With the new announcement, it appears as though the HP tablets will be made available to consumers in time for the holidays.
However, it is believed that HP will be manufacturing only 200,000 new TouchPads, a number that will likely be unable to curb demand.
This summer HP shocked the electronics market when it made the difficult decision to drop out of the competitive tablet business and launched a fire sale of its HP TouchPad tablet.
HP originally cut the price of its tablet $100 in hopes to attract consumers, but still found little demand for the product. With the decision to drop out of the market entirely, the company slashed the price of their tablet down to $99 and caused a worldwide frenzy with people attempting to get their hands on the slashed price tablet.
HP has committed to providing webOS updates and apps for the tablet despite it discontinuing the product.