HP TouchPad will once again hit the shelves at $99 sometime soon, according to an announcement on The Next Bench, a Hewlett-Packard blog.
A limited supply is coming and it will be a few weeks before they are available. As we know more about how, when, and where TouchPads will be available, we will communicate that here and through email to those who requested notification, said the HP blog.
We don't know exactly when these units will be available or how many we'll get, and we can't promise we'll have enough for everyone.
In August, HP unleashed its TouchPad tablets at the sharply reduced prices for a fire sale, offering 16GB devices at $99 and 32GB at $149. The price cut followed an initial $100 discount as HP announced the discontinuation of the TouchPad. The fire sale sparked an unprecedented hype in the sales of the forsaken WebOS device, eventually prompting HP to manufacture more.
According to the blog post, the new round of TouchPad will be manufactured during HP's fourth fiscal quarter, ending on Oct. 31. Some predict as many as 200,000 TouchPad devices to roll out in coming days.
This time, however, HP will leave the pricing decisions to retailers, some of which will not drop the prices of the TouchPad units to $99 or $149.
On Sunday, DailySteals is offering 32GB HP TouchPad for $239.99. The deal lasts for only one day, so hurry if you don't to wait and see what other retailers will ask for when more TouchPads are made available.
The TouchPad runs on WebOS operating system, which received an update just last week, with a new camera app, faster loading time and somewhat better performance. The specs of the device include: a 1,024 x 768 pixel display, a 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 1.3 megapixel camera.
The TouchPad measures 9.45 wide by 7.48 high by 0.54 deep, and weighs in at approximately 1.6 pounds.