HP’s TouchPad is moving closer to disappearing form the market, but it seems that it will go down in style, as the last shipments are getting ready to land at Best Buy on November 1st.
HP is not selling the device anymore, but Best Buy will have some more units available for those who would like to purchase it at the incredible low price that HP set for the tablet PC a few months ago: $149 (105 Euros) for the 32GB flavor of the device.
However, there is a catch. The tablet will be available at this price tag only for those who will purchase it in a bundle with an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop or all-in-one computer.
Starting with November 1st, the deal will go live on BestBuy.com, and will also hit brick and mortar stores on November 4th (at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide).
Best Buy and HP also announced that the TouchPad is available for individual purchase as well, outside the said bundle, but that the price tag for it has been set at $599.99 (425 Euros).
Those who were looking for the purchase of a $99 TouchPad packing only 16GB of internal memory will be disappointed to learn that the device is officially out of stock.
For those out of the loop, we should note that the tablet PC is based on HP’s webOS mobile platform, and that the computer maker announced a few months ago that it will put an end on the production of this device and of any webOS-powered smartphone.
“The HP TouchPad is designed to work like you do, so individuals can accomplish more, letting you connect, play, surf and share more easily,” Best Buy explains.
“It provides the ability to seamlessly move back and forth between apps without losing your place while automatically grouping similar activities together. The HP TouchPad functions on the webOS operating platform and comes with 32GB of storage space.”