Can you handle the heat? For a limited time only, or at least until HP can survive the hype, their TouchPad tablet – killed last week during HP’s reduction announcement - is priced at a reasonable $99.99. The device, which only graced the gadget shelves of electronic stores a mere two months ago, was originally priced at $499 for the 16 GB and $485 for the 32 GB version, which is now at $149.99.
Hewlett-Packard shocked the world by revealing plans to relinquish its duties in the computer business, and as a result any tablets the company has handled in the past will cease to exist. As a result, the latest HP TouchPad tablet is about to disappear – but for those who only just purchased the new Smartphone tablet for their own will be biting their tongues. Turns out, Best Buy – and all other stores that supplied the HP TouchPad tablet – aren’t honoring returns for the outdated tablet.
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While Best Buy has mostly sold out of the HP TouchPad tablet online, there might be a sprinkling of the tablet out in the big bad real world. As of right now, any further updates about the device have been stunted – except for this: customers who had the opportunity to pick up the HP TouchPad tablet will get a year of warranty via HP, not Best Buy. Anyone who picked up the tablet post June 19th will also have the chance to get the clearance price.
Overall, the HP TouchPad tablet was a worthy device – running on flash, it made for a great place to watch YouTube, and had a fairly simple system within Google. But HP couldn’t handle it, and so they’ve driven themselves into a fire – a HP TouchPad fire sale – to rid themselves of their latest, and final, disaster.